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I believe good painting flows from a fine balance between keen observation  and creative confidence. The classes will focus on three main components of oil painting: the material (oil paint as a medium), the technique (application of oil paint) and the painter (creative impulse). We will look at different aspects of oil painting for example materials and mediums, brush strokes, tonal values, colour theory, perspective, and proportions.

Those who have completed these foundational studies in the past with me can come and work independently on their own pieces and I will assist and give consultation where needed.

The second term's classes consist of 10 lessons of 3 hours each and will take place on Wednesday mornings (i.e. 17, 24 April, 8, 15, 22, 29 May, and 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2024) from 09:00 - 12:00. There are limited places available which ensures special attention to each individual. The total amount of R 3600 is payable up front. Tea and coffee are included. I am bilingual so the lessons will be in both Afrikaans and English.


  • oil painting MDF wooden boards / canvases (plus minus A3 size)

  • white acrylic primer (or 'gesso')

  • x1 house paint brush

  • 100 ml purified linseed oil

  • 100 ml artist's spirits / distilled turpentine

  • x5 assorted oil paint brushes

  • x1 palette knife (optional)

  • tear of disposable palette / glass sheet with cling wrap

  • double dippers or two small jars/tins

  • old rag

  • visual diary / notebook

  • pencil

  • oil paint colours: (Good brands are Zellen {proudly South African}, Lukas, Winsor & Newton, Daler-Rowney)

    1. Titanium white

    2. French Ultramarine blue

    3. Alizarin Crimson red

    4. Naphthol red (or Cadmium red)

    5. Arylamide yellow (or Cadmium yellow light/pale)

  • optional colours:

    1. Cobalt blue

    2. Burnt umber

    3. Paynes grey

(Participants have to bring their own materials.)

If you are interested please fill out the registration form below or send me an email. 


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