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Introduction to Oil Painting for Teens | Grade 7 -12

Introduction to Oil Painting for Teens | Grade 7 -12

About this workshop

This workshop is also introduced as weekly classes during the school term. If you would like more details, please contact Yasmin at:

If you are a high school teen, this is a fantastic opportunity to delve into the deep and rich medium of oil painting technique – a course that is not usually offered at high schools.

You will discover the wonderful qualities achievable through oils when one layers and blends the rich and powerful colours of the medium. Here is your chance to extend yourself and add to your “artistic toolkit”, allowing you to apply these techniques to your own oil painting projects.
Local Brisbane artist, Isabella Allis, will take you through the steps to produce your own painting of a kookaburra in oils, which you can take home at the end of the workshop.

What will I learn?

" How to paint in oils using the alla prima method (wet-on-wet)
" The steps involved in layering and blending the oil paint
" What materials and tools to use to create certain effects (e.g., type of brushes or palette knife)
" Colour combining and mixing
" Creating texture using a palette knife
" How to refine the painting and create contrast in value
" Developing areas of detail
" Safety precautions when using oil paint and solvents e.g. using barrier cream on hands, keeping the odourless solvent covered

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This is an introductory course in oil painting technique for teenagers and would ideally suit 13 – 17 year olds. The course would suit beginners, as well those with intermediate experience, wanting to further develop their technique.

What do I need to bring?

• Lunch
• Snacks
• Water Bottle
• Wear old clothes

All materials for the workshop will be supplied. Starter kits of oil paints will also be available for purchase should you be inspired to continue oil painting at home.

What is provided

• Barrier cream to protect your skin
• All materials
• A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment with like-minded teens
• Connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.