Learn How to Create Realistic Portraits with Oils

Learn how to paint stunning portraits with oil paints in this online course


Jana Vodesil

Jana Vodesil

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8 x 1 hour Class size 6 to 30     label $300

Discover how to create realistic paintings in this eight-week online course via Zoom. Led by expert artist Jana, you will learn how to paint using oils and classical techniques.

Over eight sessions, you will learn how to mix colours, what tools you need and will learn how to create a portrait using Jana's step by step process.

After each class, you will be given homework and demonstration samples so that you can keep your skills up outside of each art session. You can choose to just take notes and observe Jana during the online class and then paint after, or paint alongside her in the class.

Each workshop will run for one hour and includes time for a Q&A at the end.


Knowledge required
Some level of drawing experience/skill is recommended. We recommend completing the Learn How to Draw Portraits live streaming course with Jana first.
What to bring
  • Notebook and pen (for notetaking)
  • Canvas
  • Artist quality primary colours and black and white colours
  • Brushes
  • Lean medium
Session repeats

This class series runs over 8 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

This Live streaming class is a great indoor activity idea for virtual team building activities at home.

Your teacher
Jana Vodesil
Jana Vodesil

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Jana is a West Australian based fine artist and art educator grown up and schooled in the best traditions of Europe. Her realistic portraits, landscapes and fantastic realism works have won prestigious state and national competitions and sell both nationally and abroad.

She did not choose art, it chose her! Creativity became a light source Jana kept turning to in life to keep her sanity, happiness and contentment. Art gives her an opportunity to express feelings, ideas and values without speaking.

Jana’s work can be divided into two categories: Portraits and Landscapes (paintings from my extensive travels). She loves painting portraits, be it traditional or in the fantastic realism style. The fascination with faces, their expressions and that which is invisible, is something she can’t let go off. The desire to look deeper into the soul of a person and express what she see’s in there is irresistible. An intimate love of nature and the human body, their shapes and colours helps her to lead you into a world of fantasy – controlled illusion, charged with emotions, which seems almost believable.

Painting landscapes gives Jana a needed respite from other works. These realistic and impressionistic works from her travels shows the beautiful world we live in and serves as a perfect tool for teaching students worldwide.

Jana is a founding member of the Contemporary Australian Surrealists Movement in Western Australia as well as a member of West Australian portrait artists. Her art is exhibited in her studio-gallery Metamorphosis Art Gallery and some of her paintings are reproduced into small (usually 20) high quality, signed limited edition prints on canvas or paper.

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