Shop around (Painting course comparisons)

As recommended here: Terms and conditions, 2019, you should compare prices, fees, content and length of any course before purchase.

To assist you in that process I have created a table showing:

  1. Questions to ask when evaluating an art course.
  2. Contact details for some local art schools.
  3. Some illustrative data points. These were compiled in 2017. Of course you should obtain current information

Course content

School How long until I can paint Van Gogh and Monet (I am a beginner)? The syllabus? Which colour system do you teach? Where can I read the teacher's art publications?
Inglis Academy First lesson.
Finish one masterwork each lesson.
Syllabus Modified Chevreul as used by Monet ebooks
Paint it up        
Life with Paint        
North Shore School of Art "Some classes will incorporate short studies reviewing masterpieces in Western Art."
Mike also offers advanced private instruction.
North Shore School of Art   A highly trained artist. More info here www.mikelamble.com/
Sydney Art School Not specified.      
Northbridge School of Visual Arts        

Cost

School Can I take one lesson
whenever I feel like it?
Ratio of
student:teacher?
Hourly Rate? Materials included?
Inglis Academy Yes. 5:1 $20 - 40 per hour Yes
Paint it up Yes Not stated.
Anecdotally 15:1 or higher.
$32 Yes
Life with Paint Yes Not stated.
Anecdotally 15:1 or higher.
$32 Yes
North Shore School of Art Yes 14:1 $15  
Sydney Art School 8 week terms   $30 / hr for a 4 hour workshop No.
Northbridge School of Visual Arts Yes 8:1 $30 / hr for a 4 hour workshop  

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