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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:

December 2019: Beginners Level 1

Kez was a fantastic teacher. She pushed us and didn’t give us time to doubt that we couldn’t paint. She was friendly and helpful when we got stuck. I would recommend it. Do the four week course, not the one day one. You become so much more confident with the extra practice.

December 2019: Oil Painting for Beginners, Level 2

Amazing course, Kez is an outstanding teacher. Her demonstrations are informative and clear, and she will walk the room giving everyone tips to improve or ways to overcome encountered issues. Personally, when I hit a wall she encouraged me to explore different techniques to find something amongst the rumble! The course itself allows you to attempt various styles including landscape, portrait and abstract. The cheese and wine top it off making it a thoroughly enjoyable midweek evening. Would definitely recommend!

December 2019: Watercolours The Natural World

Had such a great time, will be booking into Level 2 in the new year. Loved the slow relaxed pace of the class, and I was really happy with my feather paintings. A little bit of patience with watercolours goes a long way. Also the brownies were delicious!! Thanks Judith 🙂

November 2019: Oil Painting Materials Workshop

If you are studying oil painting whether it be at Uni, tafe or as a hobby this materials workshop provides invaluable information to progress your practice. Informative and in-depth students are exposed to a host of technical information and provided the opportunity to experience various mediums. The discussion on Hazardous, mid hazardous and low hazardous solvents prompted me to change the product I had previously been using. A highly recommended and rewarding course!!

November 2019: Oil Painting Materials Workshop

Workshop 10 till 2 Sunday 17th November was run by Kez Hughes in her friendly, open no nonsense manner. Covered a large topic in good detail with hands on material very helpful, with good academic information and practical advice. Coffee and great cakes were most welcome during a long session that sped past. Questions were answered very honestly with great advice and references. As a beginner I found this an invaluable help.

October 2019: Beginners Level 1

Really excellent introduction to oil painting, I loved it! Great space, & atmosphere and the teacher was so knowledgeable and made it fun and I learnt so much. Also great wine & cheese. 👌

October 2019: Beginners Level 1

So enjoyable, Judith is a wonderful teacher. Learnt so much in 4 short weeks, I’m a complete novice and was producing work I was quite happy with throughout the course. Covers plenty of basics and lots more, delicious morning tea supplied, overall a wonderful experience.

September 2019: Introduction to Oil Painting

Did intro to oil painting, intensive 6 hours class on a sunday. Great small class, very helpful instructors (Kez and Adriane). A lot of material covered in short amount of time, but i didnt feel rushed or overwhelmed despite being a complete beginner. It was relaxed and fun, and i came back with a painting that i was very happy with, and a confidence to try and practice at my own home. Thank you very much Kez and Adriane!

September 2019: Portrait Masterclass with Yvette Coppersmith

The Best! Yvette is such a generous, encouraging and skillful teacher, and I learnt so much. Truly inspiring and a lotta fun! The class was well organised and well run, thanks to Adriane And Kez. Thank you all Can’t wait for the next one!

September 2019: Beginners Level 2

A fantastic course with the most knowledgeable tutors, and a lot of fun!

September 2019: Portrait Masterclass with Yvette Coppersmith

Fantastic weekend course. Enough time to get through a number of studies as well as a final canvas piece to take home. While you munch on homemade cakes and coffee to fine wine and cheese, Yvette takes you through some of her favourite portrait painters and what makes them particularly interesting. The tutors are all approachable and helpful. Would recommend you have some experience with oils already (or do the beginners oils course) to get the most out of the workshop. It’s a big 2 days but great value. I came home feeling very energised.

August 2019:Beginners Level 1

This was sooo fun! I’ve always felt like I have no skills in drawing and painting and by the end of the four weeks (in fact in the final two sessions) I began to feel confident and happy with the work I was making! I love the paintings I have come home with and send pictures of them to my family/friends and they can’t believe I made them… I loved the group and the music and the cheeses and wine too! So much fun, can’t wait to do level 2!

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