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Reviews of our Art Classes

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:

May 2022: Watercolours Level 1

Very informative classes. Great atmosphere and pleasant and enjoyable to be a part of it. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to find out how to paint with watercolours. Money well spent!

May 2022: Classical Atelier: Life Drawing

A beautiful space with highly professional and accomplished teachers. Coming to Thursday classes at Fitzroy painting is the highlight of my week!

April 2022: Beginners Level 1 Oil Painting

Did the beginners oil painting class. No painting, drawing or artistic experience of any kind. The classes were great – broke down in sequenced steps how to construct a painting and taught the skills applicable. Now time to practice!! Would highly recommend. Beautiful studio and teachers also!!

April 2022: Drawing Studio 1

Just finished the Drawing Studio 1 class with Julian and really loved it. I feel I learnt so much and have some tools to continue practising. Highly recommended.

March 2022: Classical Atelier: Life Drawing

I’ve long wanted to have atelier training in painting and drawing and been frustrated by the lack of this in Australia, so I was very excited to hear about this workshop/series offered at Fitzroy Painting. Troy is an excellent teacher/demonstrator/artist so the class has already been most valuable. I intend to do many more classes.

March 2022: Drawing Studio 1

I really enjoyed this class! I loved the focus on play (a significant challenge for me) and trying different techniques. Julian was a terrific teacher and made it fun and had a lovely calm energy that made the space feel safe. Thanks Julian!

March 2022: Beginners Oil Painting Level 1

My niece and I recently completed the 4 week beginners Oil Painting Class on a Wednesday night. We both loved it!! Kez our teacher was fantastic, everyone in the class produced great work. I can’t fault anything! Kez you are amazing thank you! Thank you also to Fitzroy painting for such a great setup, that glass of Red Wine really helped! I will be enrolling for another class soon!!

February 2022: Sunday Open Studio

I did my first Sunday session & I found it so helpful as I’m a beginner with oil paints & Rachael was so attentive & helpful as I have a lot to learn with this medium. I would highly recommend the Sunday Afternoon sessions to any one, the space at the studio is filled with beautiful light & the atmosphere of the studio is where I can immerse myself into my painting. Having a teacher there is an absolute bonus, thank you again Rachael.

February 2022: Beginners Oil Painting Level 1 2

I did the beginner’s oil painting course with Kez at Fitzroy painting. I learned the basics of oil painting and had such fun doing it. Kez consistently brought professionalism, light and character to the process and made us feel at home, making all the difference as we re-entered the big wide world after lockdown and tried our hand at something new. Thanks for a life-affirming experience Kez!

February 2022: Drawing Studio 2

I really enjoyed the variety of activities that we focused on in this class to help us explore different techniques. I hadn’t had a lot of experience with charcoal but after this class I feel more confident in using it in my future drawings.

February 2022: Beginners Oil Painting Level 1

An excellent introduction to oil painting. I had never painted before and found the class pitched at a challenging but manageable level. Rachel was helpful and patient, good at explaining things as we progressed. The studio was light and airy, a nice place to spend time.

February 2022: Watercolours: The Natural World Level 1

Excellent introduction to watercolour paints and colour mixing. Beautiful subject mater to work with and Judith was a great teacher.

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