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Oil Painting course

Oil painting course in Bounds Green, North London

1/11- 13/12 (7 sessions) Thursdays 10.00- 13.00 £165 (£8 per hour)

This 7 weeks course is designed to give you a basic knowledge of oil paints, teach you different painting techniques , build your painting skills and enhance your confidence in the medium.

Jean-Siméon Chardin, Still Life with a White Mug, Oil on canvas, 33.2 × 41.3 cm, ca. 1764

Who is it suitable for?

It is suitable for people who have some experience in drawing, for those new to oil painting and for those with some experience.

What will you learn?

We will be working with still life and will be painting from observation.

You will learn basic handling of the medium and different approaches to colour mixing.

You will draw with paint and learn how to work alla prima (painting produced in one session), and also how to work with layers over few sessions.

We will experiment with painting on different surfaces, and with applying different approaches and processes in oil painting.

During the course we will be looking at examples of various artists relevant to the topic of the lesson, and also discuss current exhibitions.

Course Outcomes

You’ll leave the course with a body of work and you’ll have more awareness of the diverse concepts of oil painting. You will be able to apply things that you have learnt in your own practice or continue to the next 12 week course that will be starting in January to deepen your understanding.


I will provide a painting surface for the next session , but students will provide their own materials. List of materials will be sent to students prior to the course.

What are students saying

"..there is a lovely atmosphere at the class and I look forward to it each week. I'm also finding that it

has opened my eyes more to what I see around me and that I notice colours, shapes and textures all

the time when I am out and about." "I love the class and I love the people in the class. Some evenings it feels like a haven and everything slows down...

‘Through the Still Life observation I have to stop and really look at what I see and after some classes I

feel my mind has expanded and I feel more peaceful"

Please be in touch if you want to hear more or to enrol by email or on 07961 050 413


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