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Portrait and Still Life Oil Painting Workshop Series

Tutor: Juliet Kac
Location: Clarkes of Sussex 
Next start date: 2 weekends, 22&23 and 29&30 January 2022, 

Saturdays 10.45am – 4.15pm / Sundays 11.15am - 3.00pm

What this workshop series will cover:

The workshops will provide a grounding in the traditional oil painting techniques

and methods on which to build, in order to achieve a likeness in portraiture and

still life subjects.

(You may wish to try both or concentrate on just one subject matter).

The workshops will cover drawing, composition, proportion and basic anatomy, shape, line

tone and colour mixing.

Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience.

About the tutor - Juliet

Juliet has an M.F.A in Fine Arts (Auckland University) and a PhD on the relationship between music and painting (University of Brighton). She works as a professional portrait painter and continues to develop her abstract painting. She has many years’ experience in teaching oil painting, printmaking, life drawing and portraiture.

Testimonials - Juliet

I have loved painting in oils for many years. Joining a class with a professional and encouraging tutor has been a privilege and pleasure. Barbara

I love oil painting and feel happy that I'm improving my skill. I am getting closer to freeing myself up from the technical skills so I can express myself better. Anne

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You will need the following tubes of oil painting colours

Raw umber

Burnt sienna

Yellow ochre

Blue black or Paynes gray

White  (titanium or zinc) (medium to large tube)


Two A4 or A3 (NO BIGGER) sized canvas boards 

A disposable palette for oil paints 

or a wooden artist’s flat palette 


Palette knife 

Brushes - At least

1 small round brush for detailed work

1 medium sized flat or filbert style brush

1 large flat or filbert style brush


Two jars with lids. One small (pesto size), One larger jam size jar.

Low odour oil painting thinner and brush cleaner

(e.g. Zest it). 


Liquin - original


Cotton rags


Old clothes e.g. apron or old shirt


2b, 3b or 4b Pencil and one or two sheets of cartridge paper

or a sketch pad.



If you already have painting materials, bring them before buying new. Clarkes should have ‘top ups’ if needed