Painting Still Life - Jane Guthleben

Painting Still Life - Jane Guthleben

Show full classes

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

A nine-week course in still life oil painting. In this course you will learn techniques and strategies to bring objects to life in oil paint. You will learn how to use colour, tone, composition, and painting techniques in a step-by-step approach. Bring along your favourite objects and paint them from life. Each week we will look at different approaches, methods and surfaces, and artists who are using them in their practice. Students will create a number of studies and more detailed paintings. All levels welcome in an encouraging, inclusive atmosphere.


Paint: Bring what you have in oils. I recommend artist quality Art Spectrum brand. Warm and cool blue (Phthalo blue, ultramarine) warm and cool yellow (lemon yellow, spectrum yellow or ochre), warm and cool red (magenta, alizarin or spectrum red), titanium white, raw umber. We will use raw umber in week 1.

Art diary


Disposable palette (or student’s own)

Odorless solvent, classic medium

Palette knife


Something to paint on. Oil painting paper (available in a pad) or canvas boards or gessoed paper or canvasses. Not too small. We will be making a number of studies.

Terms & Conditions
Please choose carefully as fees are non-refundable. Refunds of course fees will only be given if the course is cancelled or a place is not available in the course.

Payment of course fees implies that you have read and agree to the WAC Terms & Conditions.

Additional information