Painting Sunsets in Oils

Learn to paint sunset skies (western and eastern sky)



6 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $130 (or 4 payments of $32.50 Afterpay)

This is a full-day class where you will learn how to paint sunset skies.

During this session we will be painting two small paintings, one of the western sky (where the sun sets) and the second of the eastern sky with beautiful subtle transition of colour.

We will start the session with an introduction to the colour wheel and colour theory followed with an introduction to tonal values. These principles will then help us understand how to paint our sky paintings.

This class is good 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.

You do not need to buy any materials as I will be providing them (all materials included).

Half way through we will have a 45 min break. Lunch is not included.

What you will learn:

  • How to understand colour: new concepts of the colour theory and mixing and its application in the landscape
  • Observing and painting water reflections in oils, composition and creating depth using colour, tone and perspective
  • Using underpainting and layering of paint while blending colours to create beautiful colours

What to wear:
There is a chance that you stain your clothes, so wear clothes that you do not mind if you stain them

Terms & 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 & 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
Good for beginners and intermediates


What you'll get
All materials needed... brushes, palettes, and paints! No need to bring anything. You will also take a finished painting back home with you.


What to bring
Notebook to take notes, lunch and willingness to learn.



Knowledge required
No prior knowledge needed
 
What you'll get
By the end of the session all students will take home 2 small paintings
 
What to bring
Lunch, a box to carry the wet canvas (empty pizza box or similar) and a notebook....all materials needed are provided
 

Chris Vidal adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

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

Location

Nauti Studios Blue Mountains, Great Western Highway, Hazelbrook NSW

Your teacher
Chris Vidal
Chris Vidal
(Vidal Arts)

Traditional Drawing and Oil Painting

4.9 (23)

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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Julie Curran Sep 2020


The teacher ,Chris, was very informative and a very nice person. I did learn a lot for my first class and i feel now I can paint a portrait on my own. The venue was in a great location and everything was provided. Chris's teaching technics are easy to follow. I had a great time.

Painting Sunsets in Oils review by Julie Curran Sydney

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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