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Landscape Painting Studio Master Class with Idris Murphy

Course Overview

Art Est. is delighted to welcome Idris Murphy as guest tutor to our Summer Art School. Idris, a leading Australian landscape painter and sought after painting tutor will work with students on an individual basis. Students are encouraged to bring finished works and works in progress. The workshop focuses on using acrylic paints, but oil painters are also welcome.

What to expect

Students can expect to

  • learn about formal areas of contemporary painting
  • extend their art practice through an understanding of the relationship between the illusions of space; the ability to compose a work, and the use of colour in painting

Idris’s approach includes technical discussion as well as providing individual attention to students to help develop their own voice.

Is this class right for me?

This is a master class style workshop and is not for beginners.

Materials list

Students can bring along finished works and works in progress for discussion.
Bring one or two canvasses, some paper or a sketchbook and something to draw with.
Bring your usual acrylic/oil painting materials including your palette, brushes, palette knives, paints and mediums.
Oil painters may only use ODOURLESS SOLVENT AND MEDIUMS. Bring jars with lids to take away spent solvents and mediums.

Our workshops are now delivered virtually until restrictions surrounding COVID-19 are relaxed.

Workshops planned for later in the year are expected to take place in Art Est’s Leichhardt Studios.

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

What you need to join our Zoom Art Room classes

• A desktop, laptop, tablet or ios or android smartphone
• An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
• Speakers, microphone and webcam (wireless or inbuilt)
• Download the free version of Zoom to your device
• Check and test everything before you enrol, and double check the day before your class!

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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

Course testimonials:

  • Idris Murphy was incredibly generous with his time and knowledge. As well as an extensive library of personal art books, Idris provided an insight into his en plein air process and use of mediums. Idris shared knowledge appropriate to each student's style and skill level. The studio and other facilities made for relaxed yet focused study which was no small feat given the first day reached 40C. An excellent weekend workshop, Thank you.
  • Idris is a passionate tutor who shares his extensive knowledge generously. He ran a few short teaching sessions each day then spent a substantial amount of time with us individually. These sessions were particularly inspiring as Idris used his personal reference material to demonstrate his ideas and direction for our own work. My objective for the masterclass was to change my old paradigm and Idris gave me the tools to shift it. Now I just need to keep painting to bed it down!
  • Idris shared a wealth of art knowledge and took the time to explain to us how to understand and interpret paintings or drawings, based on rules of colour or the drawn line. I found it a particularly rewarding two days, where Idris encouraged me to explore and play within the style I was interested in. Fascinating and inspiring.