Paint Realistic Oil Portraits

No previous experience necessary! 4 x Sundays, 2-4pm.

Bonnie McArthur

Bonnie McArthur


4 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 30     label $240

Whether you know a lot, a little or nothing at all about painting, oil paint or portraiture, this workshop will help bring out your hidden talent!

Over 4 x relaxing Sunday afternoons we will work on one painting, building layers of detail, colour and tone to create realistic effects. Integrated into the classes are topics such as the fundamentals of oil painting, rules of colour, tools and mediums, proportion and composition, traditional oil layering techniques, tricks of perception, the minds influence over what our eyes are really seeing and much, much more!

Limited spots available!

​Suitable for ages 18+

Knowledge required
No previous painting or experience required!
What you'll get
All oil paints, easels, brushes, palettes, mediums, rags, containers, supports and information sheets will be provided throughout the workshop and are included in the price of the four weeks. Coffee, tea and treats also included.
What to bring
Just yourself and a positive attitude!
Session repeats

This class series runs over 4 consecutive sessions, at the same time every 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, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


Nauti Studios Blue Mountains, 201 Great Western Hwy, Hazelbrook NSW

Your teacher
Bonnie McArthur
Bonnie McArthur


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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