Beginners Oil Painting course I and II, with Kate Measham


If you are new to oil painting, it has been a very long time since you picked up a brush, or you need a reminder to boost your confidence these are the classes for you. Join me at Hampshire Art studio to learn the basics on this Beginners Oil Painting course.

Course I
Thursday 5th September, 10.00am – 4.30pm
£110/day, to include all materials and a light lunch.


Course II
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th September, 10am – 4.30pm
£195/course. To include a light lunch each day.


The Basics, Course I

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

There is a mystique about oil painting. I think it is more forgiving than both watercolour and acrylic painting with endless options. It is a bit like driving a car – when you start you can not believe you will ever master hill starts and changing gear. 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

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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 two entirely different approaches.

The first of the two days will be a painting using a very 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.

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