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17th July 2019 - 18th September 2019
Wednesday 10:00AM - 12:30PM
10 weeks

Term 3 classes will be available for bookings from Monday 1st July 2019

In this class students will be instructed in the technique of oil painting in the traditional manner of tonal impressionism.  This class is suitable for beginner to intermediate students.  Subjects covered in this class include still life and portrait and figure studies.  Students new to oil painting will be working with black and white initially then progressing through to full colour as skills are developed. A model will be used in some lessons.

This class may have a nude model.


Ben Winspear, 'Losing Colour', Oil on Canvas


Member $375.00
Non-member $415.00

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Ben Winspear

Ben Winspear is a Melbourne based artist who works in both oil and watercolour. He has been painting professionally for over fifteen years and has held several successful solo exhibitions.

Ben paints a wide range of subject matter; anything that inspires him at the time, but his love for the Australian landscape is something that stands out.

His work runs the full spectrum from representational through to abstraction, frequently combining both.

Ben is a multi-award winning artist in Central Victoria, Melbourne and surrounding districts including winner ofthe Castlemaine James Farrell Self Portrait Prize and A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize and 2016 Victorian Artist Society ARTIST OF THE YEAR.

Ben has facilitated the execution of several major art projects in schools – and projects in conjunction with local government and private departments – including The City of Greater Bendigo, Coliban Water, NCCA, Department of Primary Industries.

Ben is a tutor at the Victorian Artists' Society, and also teaches privately from his studio.