Oil Painting Workshop [PDF6733G]: Overview
This one day course will establish a some basic methods in oil painting through the use of photographs, found images or direct observation.
What will we cover?
You will learn about the use of tone, colour, composition and perspective
Gain confidence in using painting mediums, learn techniques such as glazing, impasto, scumbling and be encouraged to take part in group discussions.
Have access to one to one support. The overall aim is to help you develop personal expression through a mixture of practice, discussion and demonstration techniques.
Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?
For complete beginners and for those with very little experience of Oil Painting
As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.
What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?
Bring whatever Oil materials you may already have purchased or a basic set of oil colours, low odour brush cleaner (Sansodar), oil medium (linseed oil or liquin), a palette, dipper for solvents, 3 flat or filbert hog hair brushes and a rigger. Plenty of tissues rags or newspaper. You will also need a canvas board of similar at least A3 size or larger. Pencil and note pad.
If you have any queries please email the tutor at
What can I do when I finish the course?
To progress on to the longer Oil Painting course ( beginners and improvers) at Sunbury or other courses in another media, to join other art groups, societies or to develop further within the same class, meet like minded people and make friends
Learners are expected to bring their own materials. Some less common or unusual materials may be brought in by tutor or instruction given on where you can purchase items
We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.
Additional entry requirements
Course reference: PDF6733G (use this when contacting provider)