Oil Painting Course

Course Overview

Join us for this fun filled Oil Painting course for both aspiring artists and seasoned creatives. Delve into the heart of oil painting, unlocking the secrets of color theory, tone, perspective, composition, and masterful brush techniques.

Whether you’re an art novice or a seasoned artist seeking to refine your skills, this course provides a nurturing and inspiring haven for artistic exploration.

Unleash your boundless creativity on the canvas, and watch as your visions shape into vibrant and expressive masterpieces.

Join us and let the canvas become a portal to your unique artistic expression!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

It is intended that the course will cover:

  • Basics elements and principles of art
  • Use of materials and equipment
  • Brush and paint techniques
  • Tone – exercise and tonal painting
  • Colour – colour wheel
  • Perspective
  • Composition
  • Oil painting methods for landscapes, still life and flowers

Course outcome

  • It is intended that by the end of the course students will be able to produce traditional, realistic landscape and still life oil paintings.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge.

What you need to provide

  • Students will need to bring a notebook and pen to the first lesson.
  • The tutor will go through what materials are required during the first lesson but, students should bring with them any materials they do have.

Other information

Materials Provided

  • Students will be provided with information sheets.

Important Information

  • There may be an additional materials cost of $150. Discussed at class.
  • This Oil Painting course will involve demonstrations with information sheets, exercises and paintings.
  • The tutor will lead students step by step as painting proceeds.

Class details

Start Date29 July 2024
End Date23 September 2024
Time12:30pm - 2:30pm
TutorDeidre Morrison


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.