Build your artistic vocabulary as you work sequentially to complete figure paintings. In a methodical, step by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting from the initial colour sketch to the final glaze. Over the course days we will dive into painting related issues while exploring the artists most fascinating subject matter- the human figure. You develop a preliminary drawing to ensure accuracy and likeness, create a monochromatic or colour study to analyse shape, tone and composition and transfer your drawing to canvas or panel as you execute your painting in full colour. Lectures and individual instruction aid your artistic progress. This workshop provides you with the necessary tools to bolster your artistic confidence. Much of the personal growth of the artist comes from having the right tools for self-correction and problem solving. With that in mind throughout the class, you participate in discussion on materials, methods and techniques to equip you with every possible tool for your future artistic growth. Beginners through advanced students are welcome. You are met at whatever your skill level. Limited spaces available.

Materials Required

  • 5 small panels or canvas (approximately 10 x 14″ or 16”x 20” for quick paintings,) plus one larger (approximately 18” x 24”) panel or canvas for a larger painting
  • Artist’s medium such as Winsor & Newton or Oleogel (the latter can be purchased from the Natural Pigments website)


  • Bring a variety of filbert and round brushes in varying sizes


  • A hand held wooden palette is excellent, but feel free to bring your favourite. New Wave palettes are beautifully made and highly recommended


  • One Tube or tub of acrylic grey paint, value number 7 (pale grey)
  • ‍Paint Rags (cut up cotton t-shirt or industrial blue paper towels)


Please do not get student grade paints. If you find the Cadmium paints too expensive to buy, there will be some available courtesy of the instructor. Additional colours will be discussed in class. Feel free to bring favourite tubes of paint that you enjoy as well.

  • Titanium white
  • Naples yellow
  • Yellow ochre
  • Cadmium orange
  • Raw umber
  • Burnt umber
  • English red or burnt sienna
  • Cadmium red medium
  • Permanent alizarin crimson
  • Cadmium green (optional)
  • Olive Green
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Ivory black








10.00am - 16:00pm


(flexible start date)


Juliette Aristides




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