Oil Painting Materials Workshop

Next Available: Sun, 18 Aug 10:00AM
4.0 hours
Book Now (http://paintingforbeginners.weteachme.com/l/eyDtZqxr)

See yourself here? Book soon.
6933 people viewed this class.

In this four-hour class you will gain a thorough knowledge of the varying qualities of Artists Materials available on the market today. We will take an in-depth look at the history and invention of materials and how they have impacted art production.  We will discuss the uses and applications of each of the following mediums/media:

Oil Mediums

Oil Paint


Canvas, Linen and Substrates

Samples will be provided so that attendees can experiment with various techniques and find out how to achieve the effects they may want to utilise in their own practice. The aim of this lecture is to unlock the particular uses of materials and give attendees a better understanding of what materials are designed to do. It is suggested that you bring a notebook and pen to record any relevant information.

This class is suitable for beginners wanting to better understand the sometimes confusing choice of materials available, and for more serious artists wanting too make more informed choices to help get the results they want.

+ More
What you will learn
  • How to choose pigments, mediums and solvents
  • Selecting and caring for brushes
  • Choosing substrates
What you will get
  • An introduction to oil painting materials and their application
  • Practical demonstrations and the opportunity to experiment with a variety of materials
  • Take home examples
  • Morning tea

What to bring
  • A notebook
What to wear

Casual clothes, aprons provided

Appropriate for

Oil painters, students with some oil painting experience, conservators, art teachers

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Course refund policy:

  • Full refunds for cancellations can be given up to 30 days before the course commencement date. If available, we are happy to transfer you to another course or workshop at a later date with 30 days notice.
  • A 50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 10 days before the course commencement date.
  • No refund will be given after 10 days before the course commencement date. Under exceptional circumstances a full refund will be given regardless of date of cancellation.
  • No make-up classes can be offered for our beginners courses.
  • Please note there is a $30 fee deducted on all refunds.

+ More
Terms & Conditions

Bookings and class cancellations policy: 

Due to the high demand for classes and small number of places available in our 4-week beginners course, Fitzroy Painting is unable to swap, substitute or offer ‘make-up’ classes. Ongoing students please contact us if you are unable to attend a class. Absences without notification will forfeit the full class/course fee and receive no credit.

Should Fitzroy Painting be forced to cancel a class students will be notified as soon as possible prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

Uncollected materials and artworks will be disposed of at the end of each year.

+ More
10 Reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

24 October 2018 • Oil Painting Materials Workshop

What a fantastic and insightful workshop! Would totally recommend for all painters wanting to get a better understanding of the materials they work with. The information will serve to empower and strengthen all future work! Kes is an amazing resource and delivers this material in a v accessible and interactive way.

Fitzroy Painting


Thank you Sally, glad you enjoyed our materials workshop and hope that it has been helpful in selecting the right materials for your practice. 


18 October 2018 • Oil Painting Materials Workshop

The one day workshop was excellent. Kez packed a great deal of detailed and extensive information into the time and I feel I got a really good basis from which to go on and explore the various material aspects of oil painting. Further references, where to get more help, how to buy intelligently... all of it. Great!

Fitzroy Painting


Walter, thank you SO much for your thoughtful comments about our Materials Workshop, we really appreciate it. Wonderful to hear you got so much out of the workshop, and we hope we'll continue to see you in the studio!


16 October 2018 • Oil Painting Materials Workshop

Great workshop. Learning how to read a tube of paint and how to choose a medium is really helpful. Plus Kez is a super cool, nice person to be around.

Fitzroy Painting


Glad you found our materials workshop helpful Laurie, thank you for leaving us a review, and keep up the good work! 

+ View More Reviews