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Painting Vibrant Landscapes in Oils or Acrylics | Nicole Kelly

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Join Nicole Kelly for this one day studio based landscape painting workshop. In this workshop students will

  • learn to bring colour, light and energy into landscape paintings
  • learn about composition, colour harmony and more
  • learn approaches to applying paint and mark making
  • learn to work from a range of sources including: drawings, oil sketches and black and white photographs

Images at right Nicole Kelly Next to Me 2015 Oil on Polyester

Is this course right for me

Some prior painting experience is assumed

Materials list

Reference material: Bring a variety of pictures/photos/drawings of landscapes that inspire you – the overall scene as well as details shots if you like plus any sketches/sketch books you may have done on a trip into the land.
Pencil/charcoal and some paper or a sketchbook.
Paints: Please bring your oil or acrylic paints. The following list of warm/cool colour range names (the names will vary depending on the paint brand). The following is a guide for a good range of colours
Warm red (cadmium red or napthol red medium)
Cool Red (permanent alizarin crimson)
Cool Blue (Cerulean Blue or Cerulean Blue Hue or Cobalt blue or manganese blue)
Warm Blue (Ultramarine Blue, Prussian blue or Pthylo blue (red shade)
Cool Yellow (lemon yellow or cadmium yellow or bismuth yellow)
Warm Yellow (Cadmium Yellow Deep or yellow azo deep)
White (cool toned whites: titanium white, transparent white; warm toned whites: zinc white or mixing white)
brown (raw or burnt umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre)

Mediums: Oil painters bring the any mediums you have.

Solvents: if using oil paints, bring odourless solvent for cleanup and mixing mediums
Solvents MUST be odourless. Oil painting solvents and mediums must not be tipped down the sinks. You will need to bring jars with lids to take away spent solvents/mediums. Spent solvents/mediums must be taken with you and not left in the studios. You tutor will give you information on reusing and disposing of spent solvents and mediums.

Brushes (variety of sizes with a few bigger ones as well as small/thin ones for details)

Canvas textured paper or canvas boards for sketches.

Canvas: bring a canvas or board primed ready for painting


  • Disposable gloves if you are sensitive to the paint.
  • Palette – White china plates work well.
  • Rags (lots!), Masking tape, jumbo bulldog clips

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.


What does the price include? Does the price include art materials? Prices exclude materials unless specified otherwise. Please bring everything on your materials list as we do not sell art materials.If you are unsure about materials, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You may use our easels and drawing boards. Most local art supply stores offer a 10% discount when presented with your Art Est. materials list. View a list of local art supply stores on our here We have tables, easels, chairs and boards, so there’s no need to bring these.

How to do I enrol and pay? Online enrolment and payment is preferred. Click the Enrol button to add class/es to your shopping cart. Proceed to check out to complete your enrolment details and pay by secure payment gateway. Visa card or Master card only. If you prefer you can enrol over the phone (02 9564 1519)

Can I get a refund if I cancel or decide to discontinue a course? Please read our cancellation and refund policy carefully

Can I do a trial class or casual class? We can often offer a trial class for adult classes, call us to discuss this 02 9564 1519

Do you offer discounts for seniors or other discounts? Seniors card holders and pension card holders are entitled to a 5% discount on term courses or workshops. Your card number must be provided at the check out for the discount to apply.

Can I get food/coffee nearby Market Place is the nearest shopping/cafes. We have a kitchen that’s equipped with a fridge, microwave oven, sandwich press and small toaster oven. We also have tea and coffee facilities available.

What should I wear? We recommend wearing close toed shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on! We do have aprons for use. The art studios have heaters and fans, but no air-conditioning. So dress warm for winter and cool for summer.

When should I arrive? The school will be open 15 minutes before the commencement of your class.

Can I park nearby Art Est. is located in small light industrial estate. We have free onsite and unmetered street parking is available. Directly outside the front door are designated ‘Art Est’ spaces, plus general visitor parking for the complex directly opposite the front door.

What about public transport options? Visit out About Us page for public transport options.

Art Est. presents an exciting and diverse range of art classes for adults. Located in Sydney’s inner west, our art classes are available weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings.We also have a great range of single day weekend art workshops for adults. Weekend art workshops are a great option for visitors to Sydney looking for things to do, or of you don’t have time to commit to a term class. Unless otherwise listed, course fees exclude materials.