Sunday Fundamentals for Oil Painting – T3 2024


Course Sunday Fundamentals for Oil Painting – Term 3 2024
Convenors Rick Cochrane & Sonja McAullife

Rick:  28th July; 11 August; 25 August
Sonja:  8 Sep; 22 Sep
Total (5 Sessions)

Time (f2f)

Sun 9.00am – 12.00pm (3 hrs per session x 5 weeks)

Location CAW Studio B, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT
Fee $242.00 (including GST): CAW Member | ASOC Coupon 

$302.00 (including GST): Non-Member

Class Size 12 (plus tutor and /or model)

4 in stock

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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

Skill level

Beginners to Intermediate




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 (recommended). Pack includes 2 brushes, 5 colours, a medium and a mixing pallet.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Cancellation/Refund policy can be found HERE