Currently running one of Australia's largest private art schools with over 600 weekly students, Jess has established herself not only as a professional art teacher with over 20 years experience, but also as an award wining artist. This combination of both artist & teacher is what sets Jess and her workshop apart.

Having also attended in-person workshops around the world by other professional artists including Casey Baugh, David Kassan, Shana Levenson and Robin Eley, Jess will be including some of the tips and tricks she has learnt from these, and other incredible artists. 

Jess would love to spend 4 days with you on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Workshop Info

In this comprehensive 28hr oil painting workshop, students will learn techniques and skills that Jess has gathered as an emerging Australian portrait painter and teacher. Students will complete a portrait painting from photograph over 4 days, receive daily demos and step by steps from Jess whilst being given guided individual tuition.

Students will learn how to paint with three modes; value, temperature and perspective.

Students will be equipped with understanding of how to design the style of a portrait, how to make an underdrawing, understanding what is important in an underpainting, and how to complete a full colour portrait with an individual style, not a copied style. Jess is interested in helping build a specific method for individuals to assist them in more efficient & self expressive painting. 

Students won't be using projection for portraits but rather Jess will be teaching her proven method of getting perspective by hand & eye. 

We will be working from an image especially curated by Jess & a professional photographer for the workshop & the teaching. Students will receive the full rights to these photographs. 

This workshop is suited for all levels of artists.

However, you will want to have used oil paints a few times before attending the workshop.

upcoming dates, location & schedule:

September 22nd - 25th 2023

Art School Co. - 32 Wises Rd, Buderim QLD

Day 1 - Oil Painting Masterclass & Demo Begins

Day 2 - Design & Drawing of artwork & Underpainting

Day 3 - The beautiful triangle

Day 4 - Final Painting 

9.30am - 4.30pm Daily

what you'll need:

Below is a list of materials that Jess will be using during her Oil Painting Workshop.
It's recommended that students bring the same or similar quality supplies.



If you are a painter you may have most of the required supplies, so check the list below for what Jess recommends and bring your own.
If BYO supplies, similar quality paint brands and brush sizes can be used also... 
Eg Winsor & Newton / Schmincke / Art Spectrum / Michael Harding / Sennelier / Rosemary Co. etc. Please don't cut corners with cheap supplies!


We will be offering a paint supply rental program for those who don't want to buy or bring their paints. For $100 you can use all of the paint, medium and brushes you'll need for the 4 day program. This option is great for students traveling interstate.


Students can pre-purchase all supplies needed for the workshop at a 20% discount through our retail art store.
This includes Jess' 10 colour palette and 6 brushes. Choose this option at checkout and we will have your supplies waiting for you upon arrival. 


• WN Artist Cobalt Blue
• WN Artist French Ultramarine
• Schmincke Norma Transparent Red Brown
• WN Artist Permanent Alizarin Crimson
• WN Artist Cadmium Red
• WN Artist Cadmium Yellow Pale
• WN Artist Yellow Ochre Light
• WN Artist Naples Yellow Light
• WN Artist Titanium White
• WN Artist Cadmium Orange
• Schmincke Norma Royal Blue

• Neef Indian Sable Round #4
• Neef Indian Sable Bright #6
• Neef Indian Sable Filbert #4
• Neef Smooshing #4
• Neef Smooshing #8
• Neef Hog Bright #5

Others supplies needed:

• We will be supplying the canvas for this workshop
• All students will receive a free glass palette and a bottle of Jess' paint medium, 'Moonshine' to utilise during the workshop and to take home.
• Optional extras include: notebook for note taking, palette knives, paint rags, etc.
• Easels, table, chairs etc all provided

• If you are able please BYO brush cleaning containers & solvent/cleaning products (e.g. odourless solvent, brush soap, cleaning oils) NO TURPENTINE PLEASE.



4 Day Workshop + BYO Paint & Brushes - $895

4 Day Workshop + Rent Paint & Brushes - $995

4 Day Workshop + Purchase New Paints, Brushes - $1395

Once enrolled we will send all students additional info closer to the workshop dates.

Jess' workshops do sell out.

Afterpay available.

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