Drawing and Painting Classes

Learn how to draw and paint

9 x 3 hours Class size 1 to 10 label $365 or 4 payments of $91.25 Afterpay

In-person classes are permitted in NSW, under the state government's guidelines

Your teacher, Chris Vidal is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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All materials like brushes will be disinfected before and after the session.

Absolute beginners are encouraged to start learning the basic concepts and techniques of drawing. Drawing is the foundation of visual art.

Training will be focused to develop a keen eye to see and observe while develop the skill of handling line, contour, perspective and values to develop the form and convincing representation of light.​

As you progress you will be introduced to painting starting from monochromatic (one colour) gradually adding more colour as you progress.

Training is from simple to complex. The pace at which we progress depends on the individual. The more you practice the quicker you progress. It is always advisable and suggested that you practice at home in order to improve your technique and move on at a faster pace.

What are the subjects you'll learn about?

Students will be given subjects carefully selected by the tutor to tackle various problems and techniques.

As references we will be using:

- Still life props

- Drawings/lithographs (Bargue drawings) and casts

- Master copies

- Photography

Advanced students will be allowed to choose own references.

Subjects covered include:

- Still life

- Human Figure

- Portraiture

- Landscape (intermediate and advanced students)


Training schedule

Although there is a structure behind the training schedule, there are no time-frames and every person can move forward at own pace. This pace can be faster for those individuals that draw and paint regularly.

Training is sequential starting from line and mass drawing, perspective, light and shade (values), using graphite and later charcoal.

From charcoal we move to monochromatic painting using oil paint.

Introduction to oil painting and painting in full colour with extensive practice on colour mixing using colour studies.

Importance is given to the further improvement in drawing, while getting more experience in mixing colour, paint and brush handling, glazing, direct/indirect painting and edge control.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required
None, you can be an absolute beginner. All you need is motivation and hunger to learn new things
What to bring
For initial sessions you will only need a pencil, rubber, sharpener and sketchbook. We will then discuss what else you might need.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 9 consecutive weeks, at the same time each week.

Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Hunter Street Gallery, 4-14 Hunter Street, Parramatta, NSW

Your teacher
Chris Vidal
Chris Vidal
(Vidal Arts)

Traditional Drawing and Oil Painting

5.0 (6)

Chris is an artist who lives and works in Sydney, Australia. At the age of 6 Chris developed an interest in drawing and at the age of 13, he attended the School of Arts at Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta, Malta. For 3 years he studies classical drawing and sculpture in an Atelier.

Vidal's style of work was developed through years of experience in drawing and painting. He considers himself as a contemporary realist with his preferred subject being the landscape. Studying classical arts mainly drawing from life helped him to develop drawing skills and a keen eye for detail. During his studies he was influenced by the works of the great masters especially by the works of Caravaggio. He is also influenced by the American landscape painters of the Hudson River School and by the Australian impressionists of the Heidelberg movement.
Chris is also a tutor and teaches drawing and painting to adults at various locations around Sydney and lower Blue Mountains. He emphasizes the importance of drawing as the foundation onto which you can build up a solid skill in painting as you progress. As part of his teaching methods he uses a combination of approaches based upon the classical art school curriculum starting from drawing from lithographs and other images, still life drawing and painting, portrait and figurative as well as landscape painting. The student will progress from one stage to the next upon successful completion of the initial stage. The teacher chooses various topics and subjects of increasing difficulty and complexity helping you to build up skill as you go along. ONLY advanced students will be allowed to choose their own subjects. The teacher will guide the student while working.
Ultimately the aim of the teaching classes is to guide you and help you develop a skill in a way that you will be able to draw and paint without any assistance and to also be your own critique.

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