Oil Painting Class Balwyn

Oil Painting Wednesday (N/A)


Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm

Fall in love with oil painting! Find out why this paint medium has stood the test of time and is such a great medium to work with. Suitable for the beginner through to the more experienced student.

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What is oil painting?

For centuries oil painting has been used to create vibrant and beautiful art. In fact, some of the world’s most famous artworks were created using oils – think The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh or Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Compared to acrylic paint, oil paints have more pigment in them, allowing for richer, more vivid colours. Oil painting incorporates a range of techniques to produce different styles of art. Artists of all levels of experience and from all around the world choose to paint with oils. If you’d like to improve your artistic skill, or are looking for a place to start experiencing art- this class is for you!

What to expect?

In class, students learn basic to advanced level skills of painting with oils. You’ll gradually gain confidence in applying your acquired knowledge to produce artworks of a variety of subjects, such as Still Life, Portraits and Landscapes. You’ll feel welcome in a warm, friendly environment and find yourself looking forward to class!

Some of the specific techniques you will learn include:

– Colour mixing
– Impasto
– Glazing

What will I do in class? 

Students receive individual attention from our experienced tutor, Carla as week-by-week you improve your technique and create wonderful art. Each class is different and you will learn how to paint through a series of exercises and demonstrations. Carla is attentive and friendly and will make sure you get the most out of class.

Levels of experience

This course is suitable for adult students of all ages who have some experience in oil painting, or in other media. Beginners are also welcome.

What materials do I need to bring?

Please refer to materials list here.

For your first class, you may bring a very basic set of materials, such as a small set of cheaper brushes, blue, red and yellow, plus white tubes of colour, solvent and linseed oil. Discuss with your teacher about the rest of the materials on the list.   

Location:  Balwyn Community Centre – 412 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills

Life Drawing With Mark Whitaker starting Term 4

Learn the basic skills to draw the human body with confidence. This course will teach you how to draw the male or female figure. Starting with simple circles and lines you will learn scale and proportion. The course will then progress, as you develop your drawing skills, to simple postures and the use of texture, light, and shade. Run over 6 weeks in Term 4. There will be a real life model for 4/6 classes. Limited to 10 people.

Term 4
Tuesday 10am-12pm and Wednesday 7.30pm-9pm
Cost $198 (6 weeks)

For more information and to enrol visit: balwyncc.org.au/course/life-drawing/