Oil Painting for Beginners

Over 4 Saturdays, you'll be guided on how to handle the medium of oil paint and encouraged to express your own creative ideas.

This short course is suitable to beginners or advanced students, as its focus is on the flexible nature of oil painting as a creative process, rather than a means to an end with predictable outcomes.

In this course you’ll gain valuable steps necessary for oil painting, such as -

  • Gain confidence with materials
  • Colour mixing with oil paints and pigments
  • Composition and perspective
  • Investigating subject matter
  • Capturing the essence of what you see

Along with learning the technicalities, you’ll be encouraged to cultivate your own sense of natural direction. This course will aim to debunk the myths that surround oil painting as being an intimidating medium. Once you’ve started, it’s usually hard to stop!

  • When
    Saturdays 10.30am - 3.30pm, beginning 23 October
  • Where
    Workshop within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
  • Price
    $280 ($260 Member / Concession)

Oil Painting for Beginners - Materials Kit

  • Series 1A.S oils 40ml:
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Pthalo blue
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Spectrum yellow
    • Spectrum Red
    • Spectrum Crimson
    • Titanium White (150ml)
  • 500ml A.S. Odourless solvent
  • 500ml A.S no 1 medium
  • A.S. Oil pad A3 300gsm 12 sheets
  • A.S 1028 palette knife
  • Aqua we disposable palette 9x12”
  • Art basics oil brushes round “12”,”6”,”1”
  • Art basics oil brushes flat “6” & “8”

Cost: $300

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Meet the Tutor: Elynor Smithwick

Elynor’s preferred medium is oil paint, which she uses to depicts the value in ordinary moments.

Often inspired by the gentle quality of film stills, she endeavors to find movement and action within pre-existing personal photographs. This, along with appreciating the direct details of painting from life within such subjects as physical interiors and exteriors, is the foundation of her practice.

Elynor was born in Albury, NSW. She’s completed her Undergraduate and Honours degrees in Fine Arts through the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, from 2016-2019. She is represented by the gallery Otomys in Australia and the UK. She’s eager to share creative information and share a space where individuals have the opportunity to explore, expand on their strengths and their unique eye.

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