Best oil painting classes in  Melbourne, Australia. Learn to paint in the studio or online from working artist and leading art teacher with over 4o years experience.

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Students can Learn Oil Painting in our Studio at Heidelberg, Melbourne, Australia or  from the comfort of their home (live with master artist and art teacher Ellen Michel)

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Meet Ellen Michel

Best Art Teacher for Oil Painting Classes in Mebourne and Online

About Ellen’s  Art School

A place to embrace your rich artistic expression, cultivate your ability, build confidence and gain knowledge of the time honoured tradition of oil painting. A place where  you will cultivate the ‘eye of the painter’, a rich and rewarding experience, that stays with you, inspires you to paint – you will see a painting in a tree, a rock, a vase, an apple, a face… Paint life as you see it and experience it…

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‘Sunflowers’ by Ellen Michel

Music by: “Satie: Gnossiennes – No. 5” by Reinbert de Leeuw

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Be an Online Student and learn the time-honoured tradition of oil painting

Art classes that embrace your artistic expression, cultivate your unique abilities and build your confidence! All beginners, intermediate to advanced students welcomed!

MONSALVAT DAM MONSALVAT DAM. The Dam at Montsalvat, Eltham, Victoria, Australia is more like a reflective lake and provides the visitor with an opportunity to relax, listen and observe nature.

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The Ellen Michel School of Painting is a vibrant art school dedicated to
supporting students to pursue their individual art interest, passions, techniques.

Be inspired by your teacher as a working artist, your peers in a congenial environment, develop your distinctive style of painting and learn to paint from life:

Still LifeLandscape,
Florals,  Portraiture,
Realism, Impressionism

While the school is most interested in giving students a passion for the craft of painting, there is a strong emphasis on and reference to Western Art History.

Develop a richer appreciation and love of life through your artistic expression.

Learn foundational techniques and principals of the Masters in Western Art History.

Beginners can learn to paint without drawing skills.

Advanced students achieve and develop more sophisticated techniques.

Advanced students will improve skills and critical analysis.

NDIS Students are welcome – For more information visit our Art Therapy Page

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Best Art Teacher Ellen Michel Quote "To Paint Life is to Love Life"

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206 Cape Street

Heidelberg  VIC  3084


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