Introduction to Oil Painting – Part 2

Introduction to Oil Painting – Part 2

$345.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Rebecca Hastings
Sat 4 May – Sat 15 Jun (excluding 8 Jun)
1.30pm – 4.30pm 
Level – Beginners to Intermediate


This course is suitable for students who have completed Intro to Oil Painting Part I, and wish develop their skills further. At a minimum, students should already possess good foundational skills in colour mixing and the colour wheel. The course will introduce a range of traditional and contemporary oil painting techniques and processes, including glazing, underpainting, working from photographs, and working with a restricted palette. Students will also learn how to mix skin tones, and complete a self-portrait from life.

This course provides a taste of the many varied ways to create an oil painting, and is a stepping-stone to the more advanced courses offered by the school such as Painting Drapery, and Portraiture.


Materials required:

Oil paints:

  • Titanium White*
  • Ivory Black*
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow Med
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Burnt Umber


  • A range of soft and stiff brushes: Flat or Bright sizes 2, 4, 6, 8. *
  • At least one Filbert stiff synthetic bristle brush in a size 4 or 6. *
  • Soft fan brush
  • 1 Mont Marte Taklon Flat Wide 50 or 75mm

(An approximation of these brush sizes will be acceptable.)


Oil Painting Medium(s):

  • Odourless solvent 500mls* (Gamsol or Langridge Solvent 75 recommended. Artist grade odourless solvents only please; no turpentine or common hardware solvents are permitted in the classroom).
  • Langridge Low Toxic Painting Medium


  • 4 sheets A3 oil sketch/canvas paper
  • 25 x 30cm canvas*
  • 30 x 40 cm canvas



  • A3 disposable palette.*
  • A small-medium palette knife. *
  • 2 small-medium glass jars with lids. *
  • A HB graphite pencil.*
  • 1 stick willow charcoal
  • Paper towel and/or soft t-shirt or cotton rags*
  • Ruler
  • Compact mirror $5 from Kmart (not required until week 6)


*Asterisk indicates the materials that will be required for the first class.


Rebecca Hastings is a mid-career South Australian artist working from her home studio in the Adelaide Hills. Hastings holds a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) and a Master of Visual Art (Research). Awards and grants include Art SA Project grants, and a UniSA Graduate Research Travel and Research Support Scholarship enabling a research residency in Japan in 2017. Her work has been shortlisted for the BP Portrait Prize 2015 (National Portrait Gallery, London), and a Finalist in a range of significant art prizes, including the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize (2021), the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (2012), the Sulman prize (2014 and 2015), and the Archibald prize (2014). Hastings has exhibited widely, with work held in collections nationally and internationally.


Please read the Terms and Conditions before completing your enrolment.


Categories:Term 2 2024Short Courses
Experience Level:BeginnerIntermediate

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