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Oil Painting

Course Outline

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
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Paper
  • 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.
  • Palette
  • Rag
  • Small jars
  • Stretched canvas

Please Note: NBMC 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’s education includes a Bachelor of Visual Art degree from Sydney University and a Master of Art degree from the University of New South Wales. His teaching experience includes lecturing at TAFE as part of the Visual Art program and at JMC Academy as part of a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree.

Mark is one of Australia’s most talented realist oil painters. His attention to detail, exquisite painting technique and love of colour has made his work popular with art collectors and the general public. With over 40 group and solo shows across Australia, his paintings have been acquired by corporate collections such as the Roche Group and White Lotus.

His 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, Hills Grammar Art Award, ANL Maritime Art Prize and as one of ten finalists exhibited on the Museum of Contemporary Arts online gallery.

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

Course testimonials:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mark was thorough and prompt, always prepared and willing to guide the individual students.
  • I enjoyed trying something different as i had never used oil paint before, Mark is a great teacher.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113