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Oil Painting

Oil Painting

This course takes oil painting back to the very basics focusing in the early weeks on the fundamental skills of painting such as mixing colours, surfaces, brush choice etc. As the weeks' progress students will be introduced to the theoretical aspects of Fine Art practice and to image making with exercises designed to slowly increase students confidence in the media. The final piece in the course will be an opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have understood the theories of the visual language we have discussed as well as more competent ability with the medium. Collaborative practice will also be encouraged to promote a group dynamic as well as weekly homework tasks that will be discussed in the ‘discussion’ section at the beginning of the class.

What will you study?

Periodically across the course, students will be introduced to a different technical principle of oil painting and learn to apply this within their still life painting each week.

A Fine Art theory will also be included to allow for both technique and theory to develop in unison. There will be a time of discussion at the beginning to allow for group bonding and sharing of the previous weeks' homework. This will be followed by practical exercises and more detailed skill sessions in theory.

Students will be introduced to the following:

  • A range of technical painting principles including but not limited to colour mixing, surfaces, application and brush technique.
  • How to manipulate the medium in a manner appropriate to the subject.
  • Critical analysis of their work and others to inform their practice.

Course dates



Regent Street Campus




Students will be assessed in their final week, producing a final piece of work accompanying an oral assessment of their progression and use of their acquired knowledge within their practical piece. The assessment will be on a pass and fail basis.



To book 

To book your place, visit the online shop. 

Booking is subject to numbers. There is a maximum of 12 places for this course.

Please note: Due to the changing coronavirus situation we may need to cancel or postpone future face to face courses. If you do decide to book and a course is cancelled you will be offered a full refund.

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