Introduction to Oil Painting


Discover the joy of oil painting in our comprehensive one-day introductory workshop for beginners.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the foundational techniques of oil painting and create a completed painting that will surprise you.

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If you' have never picked up a paintbrush before or it has been a long time since, no problem! Our experienced tutor and exhibiting artist Pilar de la Torre  will guide you through each step towards understanding this beautiful and traditional art medium, ensuring that you feel comfortable and supported throughout the workshop.

During the class, you'll learn how to handle oil paints and related materials, how to mix and understand colour as well as being introduced to proportion and composition.

By the end of this comprehensive session, you'll leave the class with newfound skills, beautiful artwork and a renewed sense of artistic passion. Start your creative journey today


  • All oil paints.
  • Oil painting mediums.
  • Painting surface for project (either canvas, canvas paper or MDF board).
  • Printed images from which you will work.
  • Brushes
  • Easels, tables and other necessary materials.
  • Access to a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and basic coffee & tea facilities.

Introductory workshops offer participants a unique opportunity to experience different modalities of art making in a structured and accessible manner. You will be surprised at what you can learn in a short workshop.

Before confirming your booking, please read our terms and conditions thoroughly as we are unable to offer refunds, credits or transfers.

Sundays 10.00am – 3.00pm

Choose from the below dates:

Sunday 2nd June
Sunday 11th August
Sunday 27th October

Tutor:  Pilar de la Torre
Skill Level:  Beginner-Intermediate