Classical Oil Painting Course

Learn the fundamentals of classical painting, whether you use oil or acrylic paints.

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8 x 3.5 hours Class size 1 to 9

label $625 - $635 (or 4 payments of $156.25 - $158.75 Afterpay)
(price varies across dates)

This course teaches you the fundamentals of classical painting, whether you use oil or acrylic paints. Throughout the course, you will be guided through a series of informative exercises designed to develop your painting skills. You can also work on your own projects under the mentorship of Jackson. You are encouraged to go at your own pace and to enjoy learning in a relaxed studio environment.

Jackson has a Master of Cultural Materials Conservation, and his teaching is informed by his knowledge of artists' materials, tools, and techniques. Jackson is an award-winning artist represented by Art2Muse in Woollahra.

Knowledge required
This class is suitable for anyone interested in learning about traditional painting practices. Both oil and acrylic painters of all levels are welcome.
What you'll get
What to Expect:
  • Knowledge of traditional painting techniques
  • How to use essential painting materials and tools for oil or acrylic
  • An understanding of tone, composition, and colour
  • Access to valuable online resources
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of oil painting practices
  • An understanding of oil and/or acrylic painting techniques
  • Learn the fundamentals of painting practise and history by working on the following exercises: Still life, Portraiture, Old Master copy or project of your own choosing.
What to bring
We will work with what you have but below are recommended materials:

Oil and Acrylic Painters:
  • Canvas support: stretched canvas/linen, canvas paper, canvas pads, primed board. Any size, but preferably portrait/landscape format.
  • Brushes: any that you already own. You will need round-shaped brushes, preferably bristle. Sizes: 1, 4, 8. Get 3 or 4 of each size. Please feel free to bring any brushes that you already own
  • Soft Rags, paper towels
  • Palette: wooden or disposable
  • Please also bring a packet of sanitiser wipes for cleaning your work table

Paint colours:
  • Titanium white
  • Raw umber
  • Cadmium red
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarin
  • Lamp black
Session repeats

This class series runs over 8 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.


Art Est Art School - 10 Hill Street, Leichhardt NSW

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Art Est. Art School is a dynamic creative hub for the visual arts in Leichhardt. Our dynamic art space is a haven for students of all ages and abilities, offering a chance to discover and develop their creative potential in a professional studio environment alongside practising artists.

Our school was established in 2008. All our tutors are award winning practicing artists and experts in their genre and medium. Our tutors deliver exceptional art education in a nurturing and relaxed atmosphere, helping our students reach their full artistic potential

From Painting, Drawing and Ceramics, we offer an extensive range of classes, parties, and workshops to suit all interests and skill levels.

Join us today and discover the joy of creating art in a supportive and inclusive community.

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