Oil Painting Foundations


Learn how to cultivate the essential skills required to work with the time-honoured medium of oil paints that has been revered for centuries.

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Join award-winning artist Pilar de la Torre to gain a comprehensive understanding of oil paints and their application, as she shares her passion for teaching and insights with her students.

In this course, students will develop the essential skills required to work with this traditional medium that has been revered for centuries.

Throughout the program, you will learn:

  • Safe practices for using oil paints.
  • How to create your own oil paint to grasp its unique properties.
  • Techniques for mixing a diverse range of colours using a minimal set of base colours.
  • Painting simple still life setups and portraits on various surfaces like canvas paper, self-primed boards, and basic canvas.

This class is tailored for beginners and intermediate students seeking to enhance their approach to oil painting. We recommend that students consider enrolling in this class for 2-3 terms to deepen their understanding. Pilar will introduce increasing complexity in projects for returning students as they progress. This class complements the morning drawing program.

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

Tuesdays (8 week course)
1:30pm – 4:30pm | 16th July – 3rd September 2024

Tutor:  Pilar de la Torre
Skill Level:  Beginner-Intermediate

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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