The Ultimate Guide of Oil Painting for Beginner & Intermediate Artists

By Jill Soukup

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31 lessons
Running time
4h 55m
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1. Go at your own pace in this 20-week online course
2. Artistic g
uidance & pointers from the instructor
3. Supportive peer community exchanging feedback
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The Ultimate Guide of Oil Painting for Beginner & Intermediate Artists

Oil Painting Class with
Artist, Jill Soukup


Do you desire to paint professionally or simply to improve your skills? Here you will learn a step-by-step method of planning, and creating your work. You will be introduced to materials, techniques, tips, and resources to get you started on a path to self-exploration and individual expression. Join me in key activities that build-up to a final work that will be completed by the end of the course together.


This course is for beginner and intermediate painters who want to learn the basics and possibilities of painting with oils, improve their skills, and understand what it means to find one's voice.


By the end of this course, you will have produced an oil painting with the foundations of good design, as well as your own unique expression. You will have a basic understanding of the necessary skill sets to take you to the next level.

Step 1: Learn to Work with Inspirations and References

Step 2: Connecting the Dots: "Drawing" and "Painting"

Step 3: Adding Colors and Values to Your Painting

Step 4: Exploring and Applying Various Textures


  1. Meet Your Instructor, Jill!
  2. Introduction to the course
  3. Introduction to materials

Chapter 1: Intention is Expression

  1. Identifying what’s important to you
  2. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses

Chapter 2: Working with Photos

  1. Pitfalls and advantages of using photos
  2. Tips and Tricks: Using photos as a tool
  3. Bonus-a look into my photo selection and manipulation process

Chapter 3: Drawing IS Painting

  1. The practice of “seeing”
  2. Expressive mark-making
  3. Mastery means freedom
  4. Composing with line
  5. How drawing can inform your painting

Chapter 4: Value

  1. Simplify your composition with a dark and light pattern
  2. Gradually build your composition with the third value
  3. Add just a few more value steps
  4. Edges
  5. Troubleshooting
  6. Bonus-finding expression in the nuances

Chapter 5. Color

  1. Understanding the properties of color

  2. Excellent tips to help you see and mix color

  3. Applying color concepts to your artwork using step by step exercises (1)

  4. Applying color concepts to your artwork using step by step exercises (2)
  5. Applying color concepts to your artwork using step by step exercises (3)

Chapter 6. Texture and Paint Application

  1. Exploring materials
  2. Exercises in paint application

Chapter 7. Putting it all Together

  1. Quick review and how to approach your painting

  2. Let’s paint!

  3. Tips and Tricks: What to do if you get stuck

Bonus Chapter

  1.  Beyond this course—tips to inspire and continue your artistic journey


1. Congratulations on completing the course, what's next?

Meet Your Creator

Jill Soukup

I'm Jill Soukup.
I've known since childhood that I wanted to be an artist.
My background is in graphic design and illustration.
I have been painting full-time now for more than 15 years and have been teaching art and painting since 2007.
I've been wanting to teach an online course for some time now and am grateful to have this opportunity to partner with Class 101!
I look forward to sharing my process and the things that have been most impactful to help others be the best artists they can be.

Meet the All-in-One package hand-picked by Jill and CLASS101!


Please note that class materials are subject to change depending on availability of the product. Should a specific product be unavailable at the time of your order, a different, but similar item will be included in the package as replacement.

1. 400 Drawing Pad 9X12
2. Oil Painting Brush Set
3. Brush cleaner
4. Egg Acrylic Palette
5. Painting Knife
6. Blending Stumps with Sandpaper
7. Name Pen-F Permanent Markers, Medium Point / Black
8. Pencil & Pencil sharpener & Eraser Set
9. Kneaded Eraser
10.Oil & Acrylic Pad 24X33Cm
11.Oil Colors / 12 Colors (item a, b, c will be included in the class kit depending on its availability. )
  • Who want to build the fundamentals of good design
  • Who want to explore various materials and techniques of oil painting.
  • Who want to develop their own style of oil painting
  • Who want to learn in more details on how to use oil paint

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 20 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

If you have purchased the “All-in-one package,” it may take less than 2 weeks to get the package. We will also send you a tracking number after we send the package. Due to the duration of delivery, your access will be extended to 22 weeks.

Class access

We will send you an email with a webpage link and a personalized code to access the videos within 24 hours of purchase.

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