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Monday Fundamentals for Oil Painting Rick Cochrane – A 10-week course starting 30 January 2023


Course Monday Fundamentals for Oil Painting
Date 30 January – 3 April 2023 (10 weeks)
Time Monday evenings | 6.30pm-8.30pm (2hrs per session x 10 = 20 hrs)
Location CAW Studio B, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT
Convenor Rick Cochrane
Fee $331.00 (including GST): CAW Member |ASOC Coupon 

$414.00 (including GST): Non-Member

Notes 12 (plus tutor and /or model)


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Working on their own projects, students  will progress through a series of skills development exercises, learning to apply their newly acquired understanding of these processes.  

The program, using  oil paints, will include:

  • colour mixing
  • use of brushes, pallets, media and substrates
  • understanding light and tone
  • using warm and cool colours, dark and light tones
  • composition and painting in layers
  • underpainting using a grisaille and glazing
  • understanding focus, tonal shapes, negative spaces and convergence

About the tutor

As a practising artist Rick is passionate about teaching others the skill sets required to empower creativity. He was part of the Canberra Art Workshop management team from 2006-2021 and also runs a life drawing art group every Wednesday evening. Primarily an oil painter, he is also a skilled printmaker.

Skill level

Intermediate (students from previous terms are encouraged to continue)


Oil Paints

Materials list

Students are asked to purchase:

  • Good quality fitting  gloves (from the supermarket)
  • A3 wire bound visual diary 
  • Canvases – small canvases can be purchased from Office Works and cost $5 for a pack of 2. There is a slightly bigger one at $10 for 2. You are advised to get a few packs.
  • A special package price for a basic oil paint kit which is available at The Artists Shed,  located at 80 Wollongong Street Fyshwick. Ask for Margaret Hatfield. There are two options. The $125 one gives you small tubes. The $200 package gives big tubes which (recommended).  Pack includes 2 brushes, 5 colours, a medium and a mixing pallet.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

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