Painting Sunsets in Oils

Oil Painting for beginners and intermediates

6 hours Class size 1 to 10 label $85 or 4 payments of $21.25 Afterpay

Your teacher, Chris Vidal is COVID-19 aware

This means that this 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 maximum number of students per class)

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All materials like brushes will be disinfected before and after the session.

This is a full day oil painting class during which Chris will demonstrate in steps how to paint a sunset scenery.
We will start the day with an introduction about the materials to be used and about painting skies. We will then immediately commence with painting.

At around 12:30 we will stop for a 30-minute break during which you can have lunch. Please note that lunch is not provided. Please note that this is an oil painting workshop however no turps are allowed. Only Gamsol or any other similar odourless free mineral spirits are allowed. By the end of the day you will have your own finished painting to take home with you.

Level: Suitable for beginners and intermediates

Supplied: All painting materials including standing and seated easels. Teas and Coffees are provided
What to Bring: BYO Lunch

Please bring with you an apron or come wearing clothes that you do not mind if stained. You can easily be stained with oil paints.

About the tutor: Chris Vidal is a contemporary realist artist who lives and works in Sydney, Australia. His interest in arts started from very young however his path to become a professional artist was not direct. At the age of 13 he attended and studied classical drawing at the School of Arts, Palazzo de LaSalle, Valletta, Malta.

His initial work was inspired by artists from the Renaissance and Baroque eras such as Caravaggio and Rembrandt. His interest in the art of painting remained alive along the years and although time was limited he was trying to find the opportunity to experiment with various media especially acrylics. His current body of work mostly consists of various representations of the Australian landscape inspired by places where he visits. His style of work is influenced by the American landscape painters of the Hudson River School and by the Australian impressionists of the Heidelberg movement as well as from a number of American and Australian contemporary artists.

From his home studio in Sydney he produces a continuous stream of new works and commissioned paintings. His works are now found in private and corporate collections in Australia and Internationally.

Catering: Morning tea/coffee and afternoon refreshments. BYO Light Lunch.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required
No prior knowledge needed
What you'll get
By the end of the session all students will take home a painting
What to bring
Lunch, a box to carry the wet canvas (empty pizza box or similar) and a notebook....all materials needed are provided

CPAS Gallery and Studio - CPAs Gallery and Studio, Shop 6, 4 - 14, Hunter Street, Parramatta

Your teacher
Chris Vidal
Chris Vidal
(Vidal Arts)

Traditional Drawing and Oil Painting

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Chris is an artist who lives and works in Sydney, Australia. At the age of 6 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 3 years he studies 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 lower Blue Mountains. He emphasizes 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.

Verified reviews

Teresa Tidball • Mar 2019

The teacher is excellent and works with you to make sure you understand and offer suggestions and tips if you make a mistake. I learned a lot about using oils and everyone took home a lovely painting. Excellent for complete beginners, novice, or intermediate painters. And, great value for money!

Painting workshop review by Teresa Tidball
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