Reviews of our Art Classes
Originally known as Painting For Beginners, Fitzroy Painting has been running studio-based art classes since 2009. We are proud of our classes, our teachers and the courses we offer. We are especially proud of the students who put their trust in us and leave with a sense of achievement and the skills to continue painting at home. Here are some of their testimonies:
JULY 2023: DRAWING STUDIO LEVEL 1
I loved Drawing Studio 1! As a beginner who hadn’t drawn since school I found the environment to be welcoming, inclusive and relaxing, with a mix of people from different levels of drawing experience. I learnt a lot in the classes and feel far more confident creating on my own now – the course is great value for money. Julian is a patient, supportive and engaging teacher. The studio is well stocked with quality supplies and the snacks are great 🙂
JULY 2023: WATERCOLOUR THE NATURAL WORLD LEVEL 1
What a lovely studio space, an excellent teacher, a great collection of natural objects to paint and a nice bunch of students. But there’s more to painting than painting. It focuses your senses on the details of your subject – feathers, shells, leaves – reduces stress and anxiety, and adds new connections in your brain. All good outcomes.
JULY 2023: WATERCOLOUR SEASONAL SPLENDOUR
I have always found watercolours challenging, but Judith’s classes have given me confidence that I can do it. Judith’s positive attitude, patience and encouragement meant I enjoyed every step of the process. I highly recommend this watercolours course.
JULY 2023: BEGINNERS LEVEL 1 OIL PAINTING
The class was amazing! So well structured. I was a complete beginner and I learnt so much. I definitely want to do another class.
JULY 2023: BEGINNERS LEVEL 1
The Fitzroy Painting space is a gorgeous one to learn to paint within. Judith was an informative, supportive and organised facilitator, who shared her tips and tricks to oil painting with enthusiasm and clarity. I have really enjoyed my classes and hope to sign up for the next level soon!
JULY 2023: OPEN STUDIO, SUNDAYS
I can’t recommend Fitzroy Painting highly enough. Just love my Sunday afternoons learning to paint.
May 2023: URBAN LANDSCAPE DRAWING
Great course, great teacher. The course gave me more confidence about drawing in public and getting key things right like perspective and cross-hatching. Really lovely day.
May 2023: DRAWING STUDIO 1
Really enjoyable class. I learnt some useful skills and enjoyed playing around with the different mediums. Julian’s guidance was helpful, and he also gave you space to try things out yourself. I came into the class as a beginner, and it has given me the motivation to attend the drawing 2 class, as well as life drawing sessions 🙂
May 2023: WATERCOLOURS LEVEL 1
Fabulous class run by a fabulous teacher ! Judith was encouraging, patient and had a great sense of humour particularly with the likes of me who had never painted before. A great group of participants too A must to do for anyone!
May 2023: BEGINNERS LEVEL 3 OIL PAINTING
Fitzroy Painting offers the best art classes in Melbourne in a perfect location. Rachael is a wealth of knowledge and experience, which she is very generous in sharing. This class takes you to the stage of being able to understand the full painting process, setting you up well for your next stage of your own studio development. Sign up! I’ve learnt so much.
April 2023: WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP
Fabulous, it was my first ever painting experience and the teacher Judith was just awesome. Highly recommend, very satisfying. It exceeded my expectations, David
April 2023: ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP
This workshop was incredible, very inspiring! Eleanor was very generous with her tips and knowledge of abstract painting techniques.