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Acrylic Painting: Still Life

Term 3 2019

Jane Hodgett painting
Tutor: Jane Hodgett
5 week course
Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Started: 29th August
16 – Adult
All Levels

Be inspired by natural forms to create realistic style paintings. You will be guided in acrylic painting techniques, composition, and brush techniques, and will go home with your own finished painting. We will be painting from both reference material and life in a relaxing environment.

Week 1

Learn about materials, tonal values and painting techniques. Work on sketching and creating an underpainting.

Week 2

Build layers of colour onto your painting. Learn to create interest and depth in your work

Week 3

Introduction to painting from life. From a still life set up, work on composition, drawing in and painting first layers

Week 4

Continue working on and developing your painting. Learn brush techniques and practice blending.

Week 5

Time to put finishing touches to your paintings. Learn to varnish your work. How to take reference images to work from at home.


There is a materials fee of $25pp, this can be paid directly to the tutor or included with your order below.

Alternatively BYO materials as listed below:

  • 12×16 inch canvas – student quality is fine
  • Selection of brushes- natural or synthetic but suitable for acrylic
  • A4 art journal/pad
  • Conte crayon/charcoal pencil

Acrylic Paints:

  • Titanium white
  • Black
  • Cadmium yellow light
  • Cadmium red
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Cerulean blue
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Quinacridone violet


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