Ellen Michel’s School of Painting is for complete beginners and experienced artists. Learn how to paint life as you see it and experience it, plus learn oil techniques that have been handed down from a time honored tradition.
The Ellen Michel School of Painting is a vibrant art school that supports students to pursue their interest in art whether it be
All classes are hands on and are kept small to ensure individual tuition. Courses are run in 3 blocks of 10 weeks. Click below now to view available class spaces and/or enroll online.
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.
My training as a tonal realist painter, specializing in oil over 35 years, has been a wonderful foundation from which to develop my painting technique and style.
With 5 solo exhibitions and numerous awards for painting, my body of work continues to thrive mainly because I love combining teaching and painting. The combination of practice and teaching refreshes my view of myself as student and teacher.
My aim is to pass-I-on (passion) something of the pain and the ecstatic joy I experience in an attempt to make a painting. I encourage all who have the desire to paint, to give it a go. It is a human right to create, and not a ‘gift’ limited to a few.
I am mostly fascinated with the idea of the painter being an instrument, whose work reveals something universal, something that touches what it is to be human.