Oil Painting Techniques of the ‘Italian Masters’ with male life model (4 week course)

Hello everyone! We have been planning a new oil painting workshop series — this time with a male life model.

Learn the techniques of the ‘Italian Masters’ to improve your painting. Over four weeks, you will study Italian Master oil painting techniques with me, Irene Messia. We will be painting with a life model in the eyes of Caravaggio.

From the observation of the life model you have the opportunity to improve your techniques with a focus on form, tones and colour.

Each session lasts three hours (plus a half-hour break). Numbers will be strictly limited in size to ensure we can all learn as much as possible.

The classes will be held in the beautiful, fresh landscape of Tallebudgera Valley each Saturday morning. Coffee and cake will be supplied.

WHEN? 10:00am-1:30pm
Saturday 21 May
Saturday 28 May
Saturday 4 June
Saturday 11 June

WHERE? Tallebudgera Valley

WHO? I will be your host, Irene Messia. I was born in Italy and began studying at the San Giacomo Art Academy in Rome before graduating from Art History at the University of Rome. I’m now based on the southern Gold Coast where I practice my painting and sculpture.

WHAT? I will provide you with an easel and prepared canvas, you will need to bring your own oils and brushes (I will share my recommendations with you)


– $145 per session
– $530 for the full course (4x sessions)


1x class: Oil Painting Techniques of the 'Italian Masters' with life model
4x classes: Oil Painting Techniques of the 'Italian Masters' with life model