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 Date06 May 2024
End Date01 July 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

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by:
• choosing the course you are interested in and;
• finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details.
• You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
• Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process.
• Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888.

To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails:
• Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions.
• Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed.
• Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement.
• Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.