About Introduction to Oil Painting (Spring)

Learn how to paint successfully with oil paints and discover a wide array of skills and explore themes of portraiture, still life and landscapes.

What will you learn on this course?

Discover a wide array of skills and explore themes of portraiture, still life and landscapes. The course will cover a wide range of skills, including:

  • Preparing and priming a canvas
  • How to transfer your drawings on to canvas
  • The technique of fat over lean
  • How to lay out an organised palette
  • How to work with limited colours
  • Laying down tonal ground
  • Under painting
  • Value studies
  • Colour mixing

The course will be taught through a combination of demonstrations and examples, practical tasks and work on individual projects. The tutor will provide guidance and assistance based on your individual needs and aims.

On completion of this course, you can expect to have gained an understanding of how to approach oil painting.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to learners of all levels. Beginners who have no oil painting experience will be taught the basics and given complete guidance. Students with previous oil painting experience will be given support as and when required to develop their skills further.

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

The drawing and painting studio is equipped with easels and drawing boards. Basic oil painting materials will be provided but students are encouraged to bring their own materials as they develop their techniques and skill.

Are there any additional costs?

Any additional materials must be provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?

Peter Tinkler

Dates and times

  • February – July