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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:

March 2020: Beginners Oil Painting Level 1

Ebony was a fantastic teacher! Her passion for oil painting is infectious. Her knowledge and manner of teaching were amazing, really felt comfortable and in a wonderful safe environment.

February 2020: Beginners Oil Painting Level 1

The beginners oil painting class was excellent, the teaching was very professional and of a high quality. Judith is a great teacher! Having never done oil paining before, I found the class to be at an appropriate level, I also was able to progress a lot quicker than I expected! I will definitely be doing further classes at Fitzroy Painting!

February 2020: Drawing Studio 1

Highly recommended. This was a great course. Instructed by friendly, skilled & passionate artists, I’ve learnt fundamentals that will apply to all projects. All art materials were supplied, creative studio workspace plus cheese platter & drinks!

February 2020: Monday Night Studio

So much to love about Fitzroy Painting…the skilled teaching group, the fellow art travellers, the gentle movement into the week that the Monday class provides, the walk up the stairs to the attic studio… I started attending classes around 7 years ago and it’s like a feel good drug…I just can’t go on without my weekly fix! I’m happy to self report that I have come a fair distance in both my painting and my appreciation of art and the artist struggle over this time.

February 2020:  Monday Night Studio

Despite going to art school in the 90’s, I never really learned oil paint technique, the science of using mediums, how to manage a palette, or advanced colour mixing – none of these traditional, but essential, skills were explicitly taught. In just two sessions with Adriane, I feel I’m already halfway there. My goal was to learn to paint landscape. I can now mix a complex range of chromatic tones to suggest tints and shadows in rolling hills and trees, and am finally starting to be able to create my own impressions of my homeland’s landscape. I’m so grateful to have found Adriane and this class.

February 2020: Oil Painting Materials Workshop

If you want to go beyond the superficial to understand the materials you’re working with then this is the course for you. It provides information in an engaging fashion by people steeped in the knowledge of their product, peppered with humor and historical anecdotes you cannot find on Wikipedia. It was of enormous interest to me – and you get down and dirty with your hands as well! Very worthwhile.

February 2020: Open Studio

The painting classes are great. They are flexible and inclusive. Everyone has a different style and the guidance allows that to emerge. I am really impressed by the set up and am grateful to be able to leave my painting there in between classes. My painting has definitely improved as a result of the expertise and support available.

January 2020: Open Studio

Excellent class with expert advice and help from experienced and talented Adriane and Kez. Highly recommend.

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!!

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