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Oil Painting

Have you ever wanted to learn how to oil paint? Or been astounded by the beautiful techniques used in a painting? If so this is the course for you. Your tutor Mark Kingston, a Master of Fine Art will guide you step by step through the painting process. He will teach you about the skills and materials needed to produce strong paintings. His knowledge and expertise will inspire you and help you grow in confidence. You will be taught how to mix colour, how to prepare your canvas and a range of painting techniques.

Please Bring

Materials for first class

Pencils: 6H, HB and 2, 4, 6 B pencils
Reference material

Materials for later classes

Please do not buy the materials for painting until you have attended the first class and I have discussed them with you

Brushes: Bring a range of different sized brushes. Fine brushes for details and larger flat headed brushes for blending

Oil Paints: Titanium White, Indigo, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber.

Medium: Medium No 1 for painting and mineral turpentine for cleaning brushes.
Small jars
Stretched canvas

Please Note: NBCC is not liable to for any loss incurred if a class is cancelled please check with the college by calling 02) 9970 1000 or emailing before purchasing materials.

About the tutor

Mark Kingston is one of Australia’s most talented realist oil painters. His attention to detail, exquisite painting technique and love of color has made his work popular with art collectors and the general public. Mark has participated in over 40 group and solo exhibitions. His paintings have been recognised by corporate collections such as the Roche Group who have invested in several paintings.

Mark was born in Sydney and studied art in both Australia and the USA. He started his studies at Sydney University completing a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 1999. He was then offered a chance to work with a successful US based Realist Artist James Gucwa. James exhibited in blue chip galleries in New York and California. In 2004 Mark went on to complete a Master of Art degree at the University of New South Wales.

Mark’s work has been featured in ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’, ‘The Sun Herald’ and ‘The Daily Telegraph’ newspapers. His work has repeatedly been showcased on the cover of and as a feature article in the ‘Australian Artist Magazine’ . He has also had articles written about his work in ‘Belle Magazine’, ‘Australian Road Rider Magazine’, ‘Peninsula Magazine’ and ‘24 Hours Magazine’.

Mark has been chosen as a finalist in an impressive list of prestigious art prizes, including the Mortimer Art Prize ( 2010, 2009), Hills Grammar Art Award (2008) and the ANL Maritime Art Prize (2005). In 2001 he was chosen as one of the ten finalists to be exhibited on the Museum of Contemporary Arts online gallery as part of the ‘Noise Festival’.

Marks works showcase the beauty of lush landscapes, sweeping skies and beautiful beaches, capturing the atmospheric nature of sunsets and cloudscapes. Other works capture the intricate folds and soft textures of stunning flowers. His realistic technique allows you to marvel at the details which bring his paintings to life

$340 Limited inc GST / $306
Oil Painting

<p>Have you ever wanted to learn how to oil paint? Or been astounded by the beautiful techniques used in a painting? If so this is the course for you. Your tutor Mark Kingston, a Master of Fine Art


If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere but knowing there was something to finish and that the trainer had the skills to show me how to get my work finished.
  • It was a personal journey for each student versus a sausage machine. Mark was very informative and worked with each student independently on a piece of their choice. I am returning next term to continue my journey.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113