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Absolute Beginners - How to Paint - Art Class - Sydney Art SchoolAbsolute Beginners - How to Paint
Price:$ 370.00


Enrolment Options for 2022  

1 Term  (8 Weeks x 2 hr classes)


Full Year Enrolment Option (4 Terms)

  • Full Year Enrolments Open Now - Close Start of Term 1
  • Guarantee your place - no need to re-enrol each term
  • Limit of 6 Full Year enrolments per Studio Session
  • Discounted rate
  • Includes Complimentary Starter Drawing Resource Kit (value $160)

Days Times & Studios

StudioDayStart DateNo of WeeksStart TimeEnd TimeTutorPriceNotes
Baulkham HillsTuesday1 Feb 202287:00 pm9:00 pmMatthew Weatherstone$370
Baulkham HillsWednesday2 Feb 2022812:30 pm2:30 pmKrista Brennan$370
Baulkham HillsWednesday2 Feb 202287:00 pm9:00 pmMatthew Weatherstone$370
Baulkham HillsThursday3 Feb 202287:00 pm9:00 pmKrista Brennan$370
Baulkham HillsFriday28 Jan 2022810:00 am12:00 pmChristina Rogers$370
Baulkham HillsSaturday29 Jan 2022811.15 am1.15 pmMatthew Weatherstone$370
HornsbyMonday31 Jan 2022812:30 pm2:30 pmSamantha Wiltshire$370
HornsbyMonday31 Jan 2022810:00 am12:00 pmSamantha Wiltshire$370
HornsbyTuesday1 Feb 2022812:00:pm2:00 pmSamantha Wiltshire$370
HornsbyTuesday1 Feb 202287:00 pm9:00 pmChristina Rogers$370
HornsbyTuesday1 Feb 2022812:00 pm2:00 pmChristina Rogers$370
HornsbyTuesday1 Feb 202282:00 pm4:00 pmMatthew Weatherstone$370
HornsbyThursday3 Feb 202287:00 pm9:00 pmSamantha Wiltshire$370
HornsbySaturday29 Jan 2022811:00 am1:00 pmKrista Brennan$370
HornsbySaturday29 Jan 202281:00 pm3:00 pmMichael Simms/Krista Brennan$370
ONLINETBATBA87:00 pm9:00 pmKrista Brennan$370
ONLINESaturday29 Jan 202281:00 pm3.00pmKrista Brennan$370
ONLINETuesday1 Feb 2022812:00 pm2:00:pmSamantha Wiltshire$370

This is the ideal art course for those new to art or "rediscovering" their artistic side.  World class tutors and structured progression is why this is the most popular art class in Sydney.

Enjoy friendly and engaging art classes where you will feel at ease while yout tutor will ensure you have the very best of advice and practical guidance in all aspects of art.

Selected Works by the Tutor

Each student is given individual guidance and a development plan.  So you will find that you can re-enrol in this class and continue to develop your skills.  Places in these courses are usually filled by returning students - so we suggest you call to find out what places are available.

Your tutor will work with you to understand your goals and aspirations.  Once you or your tutor feel you have a good grasp of the basic skills you will be ready to move on to the "Developing Artistic Techniques" course. Some students move on to the next level after only one term. Others prefer to take it more slowly and do a few terms in the "Absolute Beginners - How to Paint" course before progressing.
Either way their are options for you to continue to develop your skills with the tutor you started with or to explore the perspectives and artistic techniques with other art tutors.

Topics covered include;

Composition, Design and Balance.

  • How the human mind perceives shapes and its importance in composition.
  • Lines and edges - how to use them to create tjhe foundation for your artwork
  • Positive and negative spaces - and their role in creating balance.
  • Light and Shade, Contrast and Tones - the important skill in progressing from a painter to an artist.
  • How the human mind perceives colour and its importance in colour selection


  • Overview of Colour mixing theory
  • How to mix oil paints or acrylic paints
  • How to choose colours that work well together


  • Choice, use and care of , paints, canvasses, brushes.
  • Chemistry of oil paints.

Preparatory drawing

  • Choice of subject matter.
  • Creating an foundation drawing using pencil or charcoal.

Development of the students painting

  • Choice of colours relevant to the style and subject
  • Mixing colours and the colour wheel, warm and cool colours
  • Initial application of colours to the student's painting
  • Consideration of light and shade relevant to the style and subject.
  • Practical application to the student's painting
  • Framing options and considerations.
  • Finalisation and critique of the student's painting by the tutor.
  • Group review, discussion and advice on how to prepare the painting for exhibitions, competitions and sale.