Oil Painting Course for Beginners

Learn how to use oil paints in the Adelaide Hills

Atelier Crafers

Atelier Crafers

5.0 stars (41+)

8 x 3 hours Class size 1 to 6     label $560

Discover the beauty of oils paints at this hands-on eight-week course with Ryan Waters in Crafers. Over eight weeks you will learn how to use greyscale and colours to create beautiful works of art!

Oil paints are a fun and vibrant medium that can help you to achieve amazing results. You must have a basic level of drawing skills before beginning this course, however, experience with oil paints is not needed.

Course outline:

  • Week one: we will begin with introductions and talk about what will happen throughout the course. We will go through the painting kit and learn how to mix and paint a tonal scale from black to white. Finally, we will do a study of a sphere.
  • Week two to four: you will paint a black and white still life setup learning how to judge tone and learning how to handle your oil paints.
  • Week five to final week: you will paint a colour wheel on the canvas board learning how all the colours can be made. We will go through fundamental colour theory and paint basics.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from our cafe throughout the course. A list of materials you will need to bring has been provided below.

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. You must have basic-level drawing skills.
What you'll get
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher.
  • Your oil painting art to take home.
What to bring
  • Oil paints: Titanium White, Ivory Black or Mars Black. Yellow Lake, Cadmium Yellow
Deep, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultamarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Sapphire and Spectrum Violet. The quality of these paints need to be at an Art Spectrum level or higher. Monte Marte paints aren’t of a high enough standard and will make your experience more difficult.
  • Brushes: Bright hog hair or stiff synthetic sizes two, four, six and eight (if you already have a few different brushes bring them as well).
  • Disposable or portable palette.
  • Palette knife.
  • Odourless solvent with a sealable container, paper towel, cotton rags.
  • Earth tone pencil or another low key colour pencil.
  • Four A3 sheets of canvas paper.
  • 40x50cm canvas board.
Session repeats

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


Atelier Crafers - 1 Cox Place, Crafers SA

Your teacher
Atelier Crafers
Atelier Crafers

5.0 stars (41+)

Enjoy learning from experienced artists in our recently adapted quiet studio space.

Showcasing her handmade sterling silver jewellery as well as promoting other South Australian artisans, producers and suppliers looking for a platform to sell their goods, has been a longtime ambition for founder Ros Cameron. She hopes that Atelier Crafers provides that platform.

We can proudly say that each and every one of our products is supplied by an Australian small/medium business. South Australian made and/or designed is also something we value highly.

We cater for all levels and abilities, with a mix of services such as classes, workshops, courses and Art Bars.

Our studio is located adjacent to Atelier Crafers, where you can peruse great art in our gallery or sample some of the delicious food from our licensed cafe.

Our art classes adhere to COVID restrictions and social distancing practices will be in place.

More about this class

This teacher has a 5.0 average rating (out of 5) on Facebook, with 41+ reviews

This class is also covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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