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Mon, Jan 22


Rachel Grove Art Studio

Oil Painting for Beginners: 4 Week Course

Learn how to paint your very own oil painting in this beginner friendly four week course!

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Oil Painting for Beginners: 4 Week Course
Oil Painting for Beginners: 4 Week Course

Time & Location

Jan 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Rachel Grove Art Studio, 377 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

About the event

If you’ve always wanted to try oils or you’d just like to experiment, this class is for you! Oil Painting for Beginners is a crash course in oil painting, open to all skill levels, whether you’ve never painted before or you’re proficient in another medium and just looking to give oils a go.

In this course you will learn through painting and at the end, you will have a piece to take home. You will be guide you through the fundamentals of oil painting including getting to know your medium, basic colour theory, colour mixing, composition and brushwork.

Course Dates (4 weeks on Monday nights)

Week 1: 22 January 2024: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Week 2: 29 January 2024: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Week 3: 5 February 2024: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Week 4: 12 February 2024: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

What you will learn

  • Introduction to oils and mediums, including developing a safe studio practice at home
  • Handling your brush and brushwork techniques
  • Colour matching and mixing
  • Basic colour theory
  • Composition
  • Underpainting
  • Glazing


  • Kit hire (all the materials you will need throughout the course + a canvas to take home)
  • 1:1 attention and support to answer your questions and guide you
  • Step by step guidance
  • Practical demonstration
  • Tea, coffee and snacks
  • Supportive and cosy environment

Want to purchase your own kit to take home? 

If you'd like to pruchase your own kit to keep, please select the "Workshop Ticket + Kit" ticket option. Kits are $125 and include:

  • A basic oil paint set
  • Canvas
  • Medium (refined linseed oil)
  • Three brushes 
  • Turpentine


Is the venue accessible?

Yes! The Studio is wheelchair accessible. So that we can make you more comfortable, please let us know when registering if you have any particular accessibility requirements. You will have loads of space to sit at the table.

Is there parking/public transport access?

On street parking is available right outside the Studio along Camberwell Road. We are also just across the road from the Camberwell Civil Centre #75 Tram stop.

What should I bring?

Comfortable clothes that you don't mind potentially getting messy. 

Do I need any painting or drawing experience?

Absolutely not! This is a beginner course :)

What if I can't attend on the day?

We understand that things happen and life can get in the way! If you are unable to attend the workshop please let us know as soon as possible. If you let us know more than 7 days before the event we can refund your ticket.


  • Workshop Ticket

    Your ticket to all four workshop sessions (including kit hire)!

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  • Workshop Ticket + Kit

    Your ticket to all four workshop sessions + your beginner oil painting kit to keep!

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