Oil Painting Basics

If you’re new to painting or if you’re switching from another medium to oil paint, this is for you. Get a confident start to your oil painting journey.


On-demand recorded workshop
approximately 9 hours of recordings

When: Watch any time!

Skill level: Beginning oil painters.

Painting medium: Traditional or water mixable oil paint

Learn about

  • Oil painting materials
  • How to set up your painting area for the most satisfying results
  • Brush Care
  • How and when to thin paint
  • Using medium
  • Color mixing
  • And paint along to create a small painting or two.
  • Students are welcome to email Jessie with workshop questions.


* We talk about studio safety, but you are responsible to follow safety practices and read safety warnings on the materials you use.

Student Feedback

“I think your oil painting basics class was great!! I felt like your teaching process was really easy for me to connect with, including the computer access and the way you delivered information. If I had to change something, maybe, I’d make it three hours instead of four hours, but that’s arguable because it might not have allowed for conversations. Also, I really appreciate how you are coaching us along. That’s such a wonderful benefit and seems to be very unique to your teaching process.

I would highly recommend your class to anyone wanting to learn about oil painting. You were able to answer a lot of questions about technique and safety. I appreciate how you are able to establish a safe, non-intimidating space to learn new concepts. I also appreciate that I learned a lot without ever feeling overwhelmed.

Thank you so much for the time, thought, and attention that you put into making and teaching this course.”

– Jill Ritz
Thanks so much, Jill!