Oil Portrait Painting Course

Learn how to paint realistic oil portraits in Sydney! 4 week course!

Bonnie McArthur
Bonnie McArthur
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4 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 20

label $240 (or 4 payments of $60 Afterpay)

Painting realistic portraits is globally considered an incredible, yet incomprehensible skill, but with this fun, beginner-friendly course, anyone can learn in a number of weeks!

  • One-of-a-kind, step-by-step course!
  • Designed for both complete beginners and currently practicing artists
  • Suitable for ages 13+
  • All materials provided incl. personal easel, studio-setup and painting-secret cheat sheet
  • Coffee, tea and delicious treats provided throughout

Misunderstood as highly complex and even mysterious, oil paint actually stands as one of the most forgiving of all painting mediums due to its long drying times and subsequent space to pin-point desired effects and details. ​

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly! No previous painting experience required!
What you'll get
Provided: All oil paints, easels, brushes, palettes, mediums, rags, containers, supports and information/cheat sheets
What to bring
Just your smiles!
Session repeats

This class series runs over 4 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.


Narrabeen, NSW

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Oil Portrait Painting Course location
Your teacher
Bonnie McArthur
Bonnie McArthur

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I teach because I believe more artists should endeavour to share the artistic skills we've accumulated over our careers with others. This action removes emphasis from industry-provoked competition and towards mutually benefitting community through art. Though I teach realistic portraiture, ​having taught both private and group classes around Australia for five years, I also like to encourage the discovery and development of my students personal styles when they show themselves. We all have something different to contribute and our creative expression can tell us much about ourselves, so I love to embrace this with my pupils. When it comes to my classes, there is absolutely no previous experience with paint, colour or painting necessary, as the classes are broken down and structured to teach you everything you need to know about all of it! Too often did I attend a prestigious art class only to be thrown in the deep end with minimal instruction and teacher time..

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