How To: Get Started with Expressive Oil Painting

28jul10:00 am4:00 pmHow To: Get Started with Expressive Oil PaintingWorkshop for Teachers & Educators


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


Eckersely's, Underwood

42-44 Compton Rd, Woodridge, Queensland 4114

Event Details

Explore expressive oil painting that incorporates drawing and collage in this hands-on workshop.

Oil painting is rich in history and significance in the art world. Despite the continuing evolution of modern technology and techniques in art making, it continues to be a relevant and powerful media in contemporary art practice, and in the Visual Arts curriculum. 

Using photographs and references as a starting point, you will be guided through the design and development process to produce your own artworks, with a balance of technique and free expression. This workshop will encourage you and your students to be confident, curious and adventurous in the use of oils, leaving behind traditional techniques to discover its full potential as a vehicle for self-expression.

You’ll walk away with a new appreciation for oils within a contemporary context, as well as a new-found confidence to work with this sometimes difficult medium.

$75 ($60 for Flying Arts Members)

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Participants to Bring:

– Lunch or snacks. Please note tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

– One preferred image or object for EACH of the following topics: (1) Landscape/Buildings AND (2) Portrait/Self Portrait


Additional Information

Robert Natoli has over 30 years’ art making experience since graduating from the Qld College of Art and describes his art making as ever evolving. He credits his willingness to explore media in new and evolving ways as paramount to his developing practise and encourages workshop participants to also adopt this strategy.


Robert has worked in a variety of media and techniques including; painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking and installation. Robert has formal teaching qualifications and has enjoyed teaching art to a broad range of students in Australian and overseas schools, and in a variety of community and adult workshop settings.


In drawing and painting, Robert has received numerous awards including highly commended awards in the Caloundra Art and Craft Festival and winning the Open award for his painting at the Gympie Gold Rush Art Festival. Robert has exhibited in Australian and overseas and his work his held in several private collections.