Painting Course: Oil Pastel and Inks

Learn how to paint using oil pastels and inks to create a beautiful original masterpiece!

4 x 3 hours Class size 1 to 5

label $90 - $300 (or 4 payments of $22.50 - $75 Afterpay)
($90 per One class, $300 per All four classes)

Looking for a fun and creative activity to immerse yourself in? Look no further than Jeremy Holton's painting class in Perth! This workshop is the perfect opportunity for you to learn the skills needed to create your own masterpiece from scratch.

Over the course of four weeks, expert artist Jeremy Holton will guide you through the basics of drawing, painting, and scraping. Don't worry if you're a beginner, this class is designed to alleviate any fears and make you feel comfortable and confident in your artistic abilities.

Each week, you will learn a different aspect of painting, from using photographs for inspiration to creating thumbnails in your sketchbook. You'll explore design techniques, learn about color theory, and experiment with different mediums such as oil pastels and pigmented ink. Jeremy will be there every step of the way to assist and guide you in creating your own unique artwork.

At the end of the course, not only will you have gained valuable skills and techniques that you can continue to practice at home, but you'll also have a stunning painting to take home and display proudly. This painting class in Perth is the perfect way to meet new people, immerse yourself in local culture, and tap into your creative side.

So, if you're looking for a unique and rewarding activity in Perth, don't miss out on Jeremy Holton's painting class. Start your artistic journey today and unlock your inner creativity!

Please note: You can also book in for a single week at $70 per person. Just select the "one class" option at checkout.

Week one:

  • Use photographs for inspiration to create several thumbnails in your sketchbook.
  • Learn about design including negative space, tonal images, and joins
  • Draw with an Artline 0.2 mm pen using spit and smudge to create tonal areas.
  • Assisted by Jeremy select the best thumbnail to form the basis of your painting.
  • Transfer it to watercolour paper using a pencil.
  • Make a reed pen.
  • Ink the image using a variety of marks inspired by Van Gogh's wonderful pen and ink drawings.

Week two:
  • Learn about:
  • Bonnard's colour patches, patterns, rejection of perspective, his lost wife and the always cat
  • Klimt's unique landscape designs.
  • Lloyd Rees stretched landscapes and tonal joins.
  • Record the direction of the light in your painting
  • Develop a colour design with instruction by Jeremy in the colour wheel, primary and secondary colours, tints and shades and some colour theory.
  • How to colour your painting with translucent oil pastels made from waxes and oils.
  • Create unique patterns and marks.
  • Layer pastels from light to dark.
  • Blend into scintillating patches
  • Destroy your work with pigmented ink (an important lesson for all artists).

Week three:
  • Re-discover the image by scraping into the ink and pastel with a palette knife.
  • Inspired by Van Gogh create interesting and varied marks.
  • Observe the magic or your new painting emerging from the one which was destroyed
  • Feel your way into the painting, letting it take over and guide you.

Week four:
  • Work into the painting with pastel layers, inks, marks and scraping
  • Allow the painting to blossom
  • Techniques and skills to finalise the project, Jeremy will guide you, but the painting will always be uniquely yours.
  • How to use varnish to bring out the colours and tonal contrasts.
  • How to frame or mount the work for display at home or gallery.
  • Take home your lovely painting.

If you're looking for unique gift experiences for a loved one who's a budding artist, or maybe you want to indulge yourself with fun Perth activities, then this painting course is for you! You'll finish this course feeling creatively invigorated with new skills to take home and practice, as well as a stunning artwork to take home and display!

Knowledge required
This course is for all skill levels, from new painters to experienced artists!
What you'll get
  • Expert guidance and tips from an industry professional.
  • Your own masterpiece created entirely by you!
What to bring
  • The materials required are inexpensive. Please contact Jeremy to discuss the requirements for each class.
  • BYO drinks and snacks, as well as photos for design inspiration.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 4 consecutive sessions, at the same time every week.

Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Peach Tree Gallery - 740 Dibble Street, Mount Helena WA

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Jeremy Holton
Jeremy Holton
(Peach Tree Arts)

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I have worked as a town planner, a Geologist in East Africa and Australia, a senior manager in IT for BHP and Woodside and a management consultant.

After studying for a Diploma of Art at the prestigious Claremont School of Art in Perth, I started working as a professional artist in 1994. Since then I have had countless exhibitions. I have sold well over 1000 paintings and my work is represented in collections around the world. Examples of my work and copies of my exhibition invitations are available on my website which is the oldest web gallery in the world. Just search for Jeremy Holton artist.

I teach painting at my studio/gallery in the Perth Hills and our arts guest house in NE Thailand by the Mekong River (Thailand Painting Holidays). I teach techniques including oil pastel and inks and modelling paste/acrylic/quick-drying oils and glazing. My main emphasis is on helping students to loosen up and paint creatively from imagination.

My own paintings are in acrylic and oil on canvas or cotton rag paper, incorporating a wide range of techniques from rough brushing, in which I drag paint across the canvas, to the glow of multiple translucent glazes. Recently, I have been working in digital painting mediums, experimenting, extending my range and style.

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