An Online and Studio Art School for the complete beginner or the experienced artist.

Paint Life as you see it and experience it…

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Learn to paint with best art teacher in Heidelberg Melbourne Australia

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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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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 the time honoured tradition of oil painting and supporting students to pursue their individual art interest, passions, techniques.

Learn to paint from celebrated working artist and art teacher with over 40 years experience. 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 Life, Landscape, 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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Heidelberg  VIC  3084


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