Mastering Photorealism in Oils


Discover the art of creating photorealistic oil paintings with acclaimed artist Ben Howe. Join this immersive full day class to learn techniques and elevate your skills and complete beautiful engaging paintings and studies.

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Ben Howe is recognized as one of Australia’s leading painters of photo-realism, acclaimed for his exceptional body of work which is collected and exhibited regularly. With a deep dedication to his craft, Ben offers students the chance to be mentored by an artist who embodies the technical values of precise image-making using the traditional medium of oil paints.

This course is designed for students with a foundation in observational painting, aiming to refine their skills in realism. Participants will explore:

  • Brush techniques and strokes
  • Colour theory and values
  • Capturing light and shadow
  • Developing underpaintings
  • Image transfer methods
  • Detail-oriented painting
  • Applying finishing glazes
  • Canvas preparation

This course welcomes students with a background in foundational courses or experience in observational painting in oils or acrylics. A particular interest in photorealistic painting is the key requirement for enrollment.

Please be aware that this is a multi-level course, allowing advanced students who have previously studied with Ben the opportunity to focus on individual projects. New students will follow a structured series of projects designed to enhance their skills and understanding of photorealism.

Before confirming your booking, please read our terms and conditions thoroughly as we are unable to offer refunds, credits, transfers or make up classes.

Tuesdays (8 week course)
10:00am – 3:00pm | 16th July – 3rd September 2024

Tutor:  Ben Howe
Skill Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Course Materials

Materials not included in the cost of this course however are available for purchase at the studio. View suggested materials list below.

Comprehensive kits are discounted by 25% of regular retail prices and enrolled students receive a 10% discount on individual items. All items are available for collection from our studio prior to course commencement.

Concession Rates

Concession prices are available for:

  • seniors card holders
  • carers card holders
  • health care card holders (pensioners and unemployed)

Please contact us via email if this applies to you to secure your enrolment.

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