24SUM Advanced Still Life Oil Painting with Jonathon WED 10:00AM (06/05-07/31)

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Instructor: Jonathon Hodge / 8 Weeks / Jun 5 - Jul 31  (No Class July 3) / Wednesday / 10:00AM-1:00PM
Class Size: 5-8

In this course we will study the art of still life painting. Students will learn about composition and how to stage a cluster of objects to create a successful still life arrangement. We will cover a number of topics such as edges, underpaintings and opacity versus transparency. Students will complete a drawing, grisaille and successive color passes to bring their piece to a finish. There will be class discussions, demos and personalized critiques.

Prerequisites: Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting or the equivilant.


  • Titanium White
  • Flake White
  • Naples Yellow Italian (Williamsburg)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Transparent Earth Yellow (Gamblin)
  • Raw Sienna
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Ivory Black
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Olive Green (Holbien)
  • Viridian 
  • Palette Knife 
  • Sable or Synthetic Filbert Brushes in an assortment of Sizes, such as 0, 2, 4 & 6 (The Rosemary brand of brushes are ideal. Da Vinci or Windsor & Newton are good too. Just make sure they're professional grade.)
  • Bar of unscented Ivory soap for brush cleaning
  • Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits & Air Tight Container
  • Cold Pressed Linseed Oil & Small Container
  • Blue Paper Towels or Paint Rags

You can bring whatever supports you’re most comfortable painting on.

Additional Details
Hodge, Jonathan
Skill Level:
Registration Date:
May 13, 2024
2 Reviews
  • 5

    Jonathon brings vast talent and experience in oil painting. He provides thoughtful and helpful demonstrations of each step of the process he uses to make a painting.

    Published by Cheryl Riess on Jun 26th 2024

    Jonathon is a kind, patient, and exceptionally talented teacher. I feel fortunate to be his student.

  • 5

    Advanced Still Life

    Published by Teresa on Jun 22nd 2024

    Jonathan is the trifecta: he is a masterful artist, an excellent instructor, and a genuinely nice person. He knows his craft, and he knows how to share it. I highly recommend him as an instructor!

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