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Oil Painting Made Easy! | Kevin McKay

Course overview

This workshop demystifies traditional materials and methods, and leads students through the essential skills of objective painting with a series of still life tonal studies. You will learn how to paint objects from life in correct proportion, the secrets of perspective and how to render the effect of light and shadow that will bring convincing 3-D illusion to your canvas.

Is this course right for me?*

This class is designed for those new to painting, artists wishing to refresh their oil painting skills or those who have experience with another paint medium who would like to learn about using oil paints. High School students in year 9 and above are encouraged to attend this workshop.


Included in the course fee is use of our oil paints, mediums, palettes, brushes. You will also be provided with several canvases or canvas paper.
Please bring the following items with you:

  • A visual diary or notepad and pencil
  • 2 or 3 glass jars WITH screw lids (about normal jam jar size). This is for mixing solvents and cleaning up.
  • Some clean rags (about the size of a serviette)
  • Recommended: disposable gloves (to wear while painting to keep paint and turpentine away from skin, or use barrier cream)
  • Recommended: an apron or old shirt (or wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on).

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

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