Full-day Oil Painting Class: Sand Dunes and Ocean

Learn how to paint sand dunes and the ocean with oil pants

6 hours Class size 1 to 2

label $110 (or 4 payments of $27.50 Afterpay)

Learn how to paint sand dunes and the ocean in oil paints in this full-day painting class in Sydney!

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

During the class, 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.

You do not need to buy any materials as all materials are included in the class. Halfway through we will have a 45-minute break. Please be aware lunch is not included.

At the end of this relaxing full-day class, you will take home a finished oil masterpiece and the skills to continue your painting journey at home.

COVID-19 precautions:
  • The 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 the maximum number of students per class).
  • All materials like brushes will be disinfected before and after the session.
  • This class has a flexible cancellation/rescheduling policy, so participants are encouraged not to attend if they are unwell.

Important information:
In this painting class, I 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 one to be painted but a similar image (photo) will be used as reference material during the day.

Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners and intermediates.
What you'll get
  • All materials needed including brushes, palettes, and paints!
  • You will also take a finished painting back home with you.
What to bring
There is a chance that you may stain your clothes, so wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Bring a notebook to take some notes, a camera to take photos/video, lunch and a willingness to learn!

Chris Vidal adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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


City of Parramatta Art Society, 4 - 14 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW

Your teacher
Chris Vidal
Chris Vidal
(Vidal Arts)

Traditional Drawing and Oil Painting

4.9 (21)

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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Fiona Roberts Feb 2021

The facilities were excellent, the materials provided were excellent and the teacher was better than excellent. I learned so so much. I will definitely be doing more of his classes

Judith Clayton Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Another great workshop with Chris! Great teacher who is very generous with his time as well as materials supplied. Location convenient to get to, well lit and comfortable!

Lavenya Rajendra Oct 2020

My partner and I took a class with Chris to try oil painting for the first time. Chris was a great instructor - patient, thorough and knowledgeable. He gave everyone one on one support with their paintings and paced the class well so we didn’t feel rushed. We had a great time. Highly recommend.
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