A study in Oil painting

Next Available: 13 Nov 6:30PM
2.5 hours


Extend your knowledge of oil painting and discover the versatility and attraction of painting with a more traditional medium. Create a detailed still life painting over four weeks, allowing you to build layers from block in to final touches. Gain an understanding of light and how it effects local colour. Learn to mix colours from a limited palette. Learn differnet methods of paint application and how this can be used to achieve variety in edge quality.

This course is based on individual tuition, so would suit painters of any level, however it is tailored more for returning students to develop and build on skills previously learnt.

Throughout the year we will run different themes, exploring Oil painting from foundations, to painting like the Old masters, looking at abstraction, painting the nude, portraits and more. Most of the courses are 5 weeks and suited to beginners and each new theme helps to build your art technique and allow you to continue practising throughout the year.

About The Teacher - Jessica Ashton

Jessica Ashton paints across all genres, seeking to reveal the drama and beauty of light and colour found in the everyday subject. Jessica studied drawing and painting extensively at the Julian Ashton Art School on the Sir William Dobell Scholarship for fine draughtsmanship. Since graduating Jessica has been passionate about teaching good drawing skills. She has exhibited in many group shows, has been a finalist in the prestigious Alice Bale Scholarship and her paintings are part of both private and public collections. http://dickersongallery.com.au/artist/170

Equipment list:  

  • #4 Bright Neef Stiff Synthetic Bristle
  • Synthetic Bristle Flat #2, #8, #12
  • OIL PAINT: Alizarin Crimson Daler Rowney, Art Spectrum, Ultramarine Blue, Spectrum Yellow, Spectrum Red, Titanium White No.2 thick, Raw Umber   
  • 1 tube Global Raw Umber Acrylic 
  • Metal palette knife 
  • 1 x Flat wooden  palette  
  • 1 x small bottle of linseed oil 
  • 2 x un-stretched piece of primed canvas ( given out in class ) 
  • 1 x 2B pencil   


  • Kit is discounted 20% on RRP. Oil paint prices are nett in kit and in store.
  • List current as of May 2017, prices subject to change.
  • Items sold separately attract a 10% student discount off regular prices for the duration of your course.
  • Free Hessian AOK Studios Bag with kit purchase.
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Class Schedule

4-week term Duration: 2.5 Hours per wk 6.30pm - 9pm

What you will learn
  • Discover colour mixing with a limited palette and gain a better understanding of light.
  • Work on a detailed Oil painting over 4 weeks, from block in to final stages and take home a complete artwork.
  • Extend your knowledge of Oil painting with new methodologies and personalized tuition.
What you will get
  • Tuition under an expert art teacher
  • Small class size to ensure individual attention
  • Free Hessian AOK Studios Bag with kit purchase. Kit discounted by 20% off RRP.
  • 10% student discount off all regular priced Art and Craft supplies at Art On King for the duration of your course,
  • Biscuits, Tea and Coffee
  • Do you have a WeTeachMe coupon? IMPORTANT: When booking, please select only "4 week term" ticket to redeem your exclusive discount. Code is INVALID on all other ticket types.

What to bring
  • See Equipment list that can be purchased as a kit.
What to wear

Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on!

Appropriate for

Intermediate to advanced


Art On King

Vendor sincce 2016

Art On King is the one stop store for art and craft supplies, joined with Modern Times Bookstore for books, games and cards. Art on King is also the home of Art on King studios where various art classes are held throughout the year.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms for Enrolment

Attendance: Art On King Studios is not responsible for changes in your personal circumstances. We cannot facilitate make up classes. Your tutor is happy to advise you on work missed and offer homework exercises.

Transfers: Should your circumstances change and you give 7 days notice before the commencment of your course we can facilitate a course transfer to the following term. Transfers will be extended to a maximum of 2 terms. If you provide less than 7 days notice we can only provide a transfer should your course retain a minimum of 6 students to run. Administration fee of $20 applies to transfers with less than 7 days notice. In the case of prolonged illness or unforeseen circumstances we will do our best to accommodate a transfer to the next term but cannot guarantee a place.

Refund Policy: We do not give cash refunds. You must give 7 days notice in the event that you cannot attend a course you have enrolled in. An administration fee of $20 will be charged and you will receive the balance of course fees as a credit , which can be used in the store or towards another course. Any Art Kits or materials purchased for your course can be returned for credit if in a saleable, unused condition. 

Cancellations: All classes need a minimum of 6 students to proceed. Should your course fail to meet minimum, we may either postpone the start date for 1 or 2 weeks or cancel the course. You will be informed at least 24 prior to start date. Your course fees will be refunded in full, or you may choose to transfer to another course. Should the new start date not suit your schedule you will also qualify for a full refund.

Discounts: Enrolled students receive 10% discount off all regular priced art materials from Art On King, for the duration of the course only. Art kits are discounted by 20%.

Fees: Are payable in advance and are for tuition only. You are not guaranteed a place in a course until all fees are paid in full. GST is included in course price.

Promotions: We run various promotions throughout the year. These discounts are valid only if your course runs and are not transferrable to another term. Any  Gift vouchers offered are handed out on the first night of your class, and are not valid should your course be cancelled.

Gift Vouchers: Purchased course gift vouchers are valid for any courses we run and are transferrable to another person or for store credit if you choose not to take a course. Sorry no cash refunds are issued.

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