Oil Painting For Beginners Course - Set Lessons for Absolute Beginners

Course Summary

The beginners course is a series of lessons giving the essential knowledge and techniques that absolute beginners need to start making their own oil paintings.  This is a simple introduction that will serve as an excellent base from which to begin practicing at home and then for further courses or tailored tuition.  


By the end of the course you will have made at least 6 oil paintings.



Key Foundations Covered


Blending and Value

Colour Mixing



Subjects Covered

Landscape / Outdoors

Still Life



Methods Covered

Alla Prima / Wet-in-Wet



Additional Elements




Course Length  

The course consists of 30 hours taught lesson time and approximately 25 hours home-based assignment time.  



Course Schedule

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Times Lessons Are Available               



Course Fees

The course can be paid for in one of three ways:


1. Pay after each lesson.

The fee for paying after each lesson is £40 per hour.


2.  Pay for blocks of hours in advance (and receive a discount).


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


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


3. Pay for the full course (and receive a larger discount).

The course consists of 30 hours lesson time, which would usually cost a total of £1,200 if paying after each lesson.  However, for 30 hours paid in advance, a 20% discount is given, reducing the fee to only £1,020 (a saving of £180).

Note: Beginners can either take this course and get some immediate experience of making oil paintings and then move onto another course or they can go straight onto the more extensive General Course in Oil Painting.