Beginners and Early Steps in Oil Painting with Kate Measham

If you are new to oil painting, or you need a reminder to boost your confidence these are the classes for you. Join us at Hampshire Art studio to learn the basics on this Beginners and Early Steps Oil Painting course.

Course I – Beginners

  • Taught by Kate Measham
  • Monday 19th October,
  • 10.00am – 4.30pm
  • £90/day, to include all materials
  • light lunch.

Course II – The Next Step

  • Taught by Kate Measham
  • Thursday 29th – Friday 30th October,
  • 10am – 4.30pm
  • £160/course.
  • To include a light lunch each day.

The Basics, Course I

Beginners Oil Painting course I will cover your first steps with oils.

There is a mystique about oil painting, however, it can be the most forgiving media for painting, with endless options.

Once you have mastered the basics of painting with oils there will be no stopping you.

You will learn about the different bits of equipment: supports, paints, mediums, solvents, palettes and palette knives, brushes, and how to use them. This day will be about basic mixing and tonal work. You will start the day with charcoal drawing and then paint the same picture with oils.

I will provide the equipment for this course. If you could bring an apron, and some rags.

A delicious light lunch will be provided, and essential coffee and tea throughout the day.

The Next Step, Course II

Once you have been introduced to oil painting with the very basics of course I, your dilemma is what to do next. Course II will cover the next step.

The first of the two days will be a painting using a restricted palette. You will learn about mixing to create new colours.

Day two will be a painting thinking about the tones of different colours. This is an exciting and surprising day with you thinking about your own palette.

You will need your own equipment for these two days. A delicious light lunch will be provided, and essential coffee and tea throughout the day.


We will provide materials for Course I. For Course II please bring the following:

Oil Paints in the following colours. It may make sense to buy a starter set. Buy student quality.

Cadmium Red Hue
Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
French Ultramarine
Cobalt Blue
Sap Green
Viridian Hue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Titanium White
  • Set of Oil Painting Brushes, Hoghair, a range of sizes, including 1 size 14
  • palette, wood or plastic – NOT with wells
  • palette knife
  • zest it solvent
  • Linseed oil
  • primed canvas or board at least 16″ x 20″
  • rags, jam jars and apron
  • For drawing – charcoal and A2 cartridge paper too.


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