Time7.00- 9.00pmDuration10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer term)


About the Course

This course introduces the techniques of oil painting and gives students the confidence to produce high quality contemporary artwork. Topics include:

Producing a transfer drawing
Using wipe-out techniques to produce an under-painting
Building up a painting using “dead colouring”
Completing it using direct painting, “scumbling” and “glazing”


Materials are not included in the cost of this course. Students will need to bring oil paints, an arm palette, canvas, brushes, and some ancillary items. A full list will be provided at the point of booking.

Course suitability

This course is suitable for both beginners with a small amount of experience in oil painting and intermediate students who want to deepen their knowledge.


Another art-related course such Drawing for Beginners, Life Drawing, Portrait Drawing and Painting or the Art Class.

How to apply

You can apply online here or call us on 01403 216597.


There are no fee reductions for this course.  We do, however, offer a full refund after the first week should you decide not to progress with the course.