$345.00 inc. GST

2024 Summer School

Lecturer: Rebecca Hastings
Wed 31 Jan –  Fri 2 Feb
9.30am – 4.30pm
Level – Intermediate


This course is suitable for beginners who have completed Introduction to Oil Painting and/or Oil Painting Fundamentals (or equivalent). Working from life, students will create two still life paintings, beginning with an imprimatura (wipe-out) tonal underpainting on the first day, and then working alla prima (wet in wet) over the following two days. The still life set will include props and objects from Rebecca’s painting practice. Students are also encouraged to bring along a special object of their own to incorporate into the set. The course includes practical demonstrations and individual instruction, as well as examples from Rebecca’s studio.



Oil Paints Suggested palette:

  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Permanent
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Ivory Black
  • Gamblin Flake White Replacement
  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Umber


A selection of bristle brushes:

  • 1 medium/large Gesso Brush (Mont Marte Gesso Brush Set 3pk)
  • Small/Medium sized round brush (size 5-10)
  • Small/Medium/Large Flat and Filbert brushes

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


In addition to these materials students are encouraged to bring along any special colours or brushes they already have.



  • Odourless solvent (Langridge Low Toxic Solvent or Langridge Solvent 75 recommended)
  • Low-Toxic Mediums (details of approved mediums to come)


  • Supports:
    Two stretched and primed canvases approximately 40 x 50cm



  • Chroma Incredible Brush Cleaner 250mls (or a similar brush soap)
  • A3 disposable palette
  • A small-medium palette knife
  • 2 small-medium glass jars with lids
  • Soft t-shirt or cotton rags (avoid fabric which sheds its fibre)
  • Glad Wrap (or equivalent cling film)
  • 3 or 4 Jar or milk bottle lids (washed)


For all your material needs and advice, Central Artist Supplies is located next to our Administration Office at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-12.30pm (9.00am-2.00pm when short courses are running). Phone 08 8271 6912. Email


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 is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne.


Image Credit:

Rebecca Hastings, Still in love with Simon LeBon, 2023, oil on board, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

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