Full Day Oil Painting Class - Painting Waves

Learn how to paint waves and ocean in oils

5 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $130 (or 4 payments of $32.50 Afterpay)

Looking for fun activities? During this class, you will learn how to paint waves in oils.

This class is good for beginners and anyone who wants to experiment with using oil paints. You will have a brief introduction to oil painting and the materials that we will be using. We will also talk about landscape painting and the approach.

You do not need to buy any materials as your teacher will be providing them (all materials included). Lunch is not included.

What you will learn:

  • How to understand colour: concepts of the colour theory and mixing and its application in the landscape
  • Observing and painting approach to landscapes in oils, composition and creating depth using colour, tone and perspective
  • Using underpainting and layering of paint while blending colours to create beautiful colours

At the end of the class, return home with your very own unique oil painting and the confidence to continue creating!

Important information:
In this painting class, we do not use toxic turpentine. However, a minimal amount of odourless solvents are used. Please note that for safety reasons the painting class is not recommended for pregnant women.

Terms and conditions
By taking part in a workshop you will be agreeing to the following conditions.

Liability waiver:
Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into class premises.
Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events.

Photo and video:
I agree to give Christopher Vidal unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken during classes and events. Photos will only be used through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general promo material.

You can take photos during the class.

Please note that the images in the advertisement are not the ones to be painted but a similar image (photo) will be used as reference material during the day.

Knowledge required
Great for both beginners and intermediates.
What you'll get
  • All materials needed including brushes, palettes, and paints! No need to bring anything. You will also take a finished painting back home with you.
  • Your completed painting.
  • A set of oil painting brushes that you can reuse if you come again.
What to bring
  • Just bring a notebook to take some notes, a camera to take photos/video and lunch.
  • Wear some clothes that you wouldn't mind potentially getting some paint on!

Chris Vidal adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Additional precautions taken: All materials like brushes will be disinfected before and after the session.


Nauti Studios - Level 2, 152 Parramatta Road, Stanmore NSW

Your teacher
Chris Vidal
Chris Vidal
(Vidal Arts)

Traditional Drawing and Oil Painting

4.9 (23)

Chris is an artist who lives and works in Sydney, Australia. At the age of six, 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 three years he studied 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 the lower Blue Mountains. He emphasises 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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Ellen Alexander Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A great workshop with excellent guidance from Chris. The pacing was good and it was a really enjoyable way to spend a Sunday :)

Lauren Paterson Apr 2022

This was my first oil painting class and I was so happy with the result. I can’t wait for the next class!
Chris was amazing, and really brought the best out of everyone.
Great venue too.
Thank you Chris and #classbento !

Sharon Lambert Apr 2022

Excellent teaching, Chris was very patient and encouraging and gave everyone individual attention and coaching which I really appreciated.
The materials were all great valve for money. The room was a bit hot and stuffy but fans helped
Will def be back to do another one!

Susan Kearns Apr 2022

Chris is very interactive with his students and is able to take into account the different levels of abilities. He puts a bit of effort into describing how to mix the colours and what the effects would be from light to dark.

Painting workshop review by Susan Kearns

Emanuela Carniato Apr 2022

Chris Vidal is a incredibly Talented Artist.
His teaching are the best I have experienced in 20 years.
Step by step . Colour theory.
A amazing finished oil painting at the end.
Highly recommend Chris you will want to go time and time again.

Almas Wahab Nov 2019

Really good class one of the best I’ve been to.
Very good explanations and demonstration and very patient instructor :)
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