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Oil Painting | Landscape Painting after Arthur Streeton | Michelle Hiscock

Discover the pleasures of landscape painting in oils through an intimate study of a work by Arthur Streeton from the major retrospective of his work at the art gallery of New South Wales.

In this two day workshop you will be introduced to the fundamental principles of oil painting including preparation of supports and coloured grounds, underpainting, setting the palette, selecting brushes, colour mixing and paint handling. Michelle Hiscock will share her extensive knowledge of the conventions of landscape painting and guide you through expert demonstrations of methods and materials.

We are pleased to welcome guest tutor Michelle Hiscock to the Summer Art School. Michelle is well known for her expertise in the history of painting techniques, materials and methods. Michelle has exhibited widely across Australia and is currently represented by Australian Galleries in Sydney. She is a regular painting lecturer at the National Art School and has also given talks and demonstrations at the Art Gallery of NSW, she is adept at teaching beginners through to more experienced painters.

images detail from paintings by Arthur Streeton ‘Still glides the stream, and shall forever glide’ 1890; ‘Sydney Harbour’ from AGNSW Collection

Is this course right for me?

Students should have some prior oil painting experience. At the very least, students should have attended an introductory oil painting workshop.


Please bring the following materials to your workshop:

  • Palette knife (diamond shaped like a trowel)
  • Palette (flat, without ridges or indents, e.g. plywood, plastic, Perspex or glass)
  • Tube of white acrylic paint (Matisse ‘Structure’ is recommended)
  • Cotton cloth rags (old sheets are best)
  • 1 rectangular take-away container
  • small glass jar with a lid
  • Refined linseed oil at least 250ml
  • Disposable gloves (optional; vinyl is better than latex)
  • masking tape
  • Note: Do not bring solvents or mediums. A low-odour painting medium will be provided.

Painting Support

  • Approximately A4 size; this can be plywood, masonite or a canvas or piece of canvas. MDF is not recommended.
  • Abandoned/unfinished paintings may also be ‘recycled’.
  • Bring an apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on, also bring along disposable gloves particularly if you are sensitive to oil paints and/or solvents


Please bring all the brushes you currently own. Ultimately, it is preferable to have 5 or more of each brush you like to use rather than a whole lot of completely different brushes. If you are buying brushes for the first time we recommend the following as a minimum:

  • 3 flat synthetic or natural hog hair brushes approx. 8mm wide
  • 1 round, pointed, synthetic sable brush approx. 5mm wide
  • 1 flat, synthetic sable brush approx. 15mm wide

Oil paints

We will be using a low-toxicity approach. Do not bring cobalt, chrome, cadmium or lead-based pigments.

Please bring the following:

  • Titanium white (professional grade only – e.g. Old Holland, Winsor and Newton or Art Spectrum)
  • Bright yellow (e.g Winsor yellow, Spectrum yellow – not cadmium)
  • Bright red (e.g Winsor red, Spectrum red – not cadmium)
  • Yellow ochre or mars Yellow
  • Venetian red or red earth
  • Raw umber
  • Burnt umber
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Pthalo blue
  • Ivory black

Our workshops are all delivered in studio at Art Est.

We have extra measures in place for your health and well-being.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Maximum of 8-12 students in all our classes depending which studio is used Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials.
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$380 $361 Limited inc GST
Oil Painting | Landscape Painting after Arthur Streeton | Michelle Hiscock

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Fee does not include materials.

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