General Course in Oil Painting - Experience the Possibilities of Oil Painting

Course Summary

This is a general oil painting course of larger scope than the Beginners Course and is intended to provide a wider experience of the possibilities of oil painting. The course provides experience in all of the key foundations, all three of the main methods and several of the common subjects (including portraiture).


By the end of this course you will have made at least 17 oil paintings.



Key Foundations Covered


Blending & Value

Colour Mixing



Subjects Covered


Landscape / Outdoors

Still Life




Methods Covered

Alla Prima





Additional Elements Covered


Use of additional tools and media



Estimated Course Length  

The course consists of approximately 145 hours of taught lesson time and 140 hours of home-based assignment time.



Course Schedule

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Course Fees (for one-to-one)

The course can be paid for in two ways:


a) £40 per hour, paying after each lesson


b) Blocks of hours paid in advance:

10 hours         £380 (5% discount) £38.00 per hour  

20 hours         £720 (10% discount) £36.00 per hour

30 hours         £1020 (20% discount) £34.00 per hour