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Oil Painting for rusty beginners


Monday, 28th October, 2019

10.00-4.00, at the Studio, Bransbury,

£80/day, tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Please bring your own materials.


If you have been to an Oil Painting Beginners course, and it was fine on the day, but you feel rusty, have slightly lost confidence and can’t quite remember what to do…this is the course for you. A one day gallop through the basics to set you off on the oil painting path.

Painting with oils is great fun once you get going, so come along to remind yourself that you CAN do it.

Courses are now booked via https://hampshireart.studio/shop/.

For this class please bring a mix of paints, rags, brushes, solvents, your palette, palette knife and a few things to paint on (paper, boards or canvas – not too small). Whilst you are on the Hampshire Art studio site have a look at the oil painting basket of materials from CASS ART. They can supply anything you are missing with a 10% discount if you go from our site.

Beginners Oil Painting courses 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, Kate Measham at Hampshire Art studio to learn the basics on this Beginners Oil Painting I and II.

Follow this link to HAMPSHIRE ART.studio for more information and to buy the courses directly online.

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

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

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. We work with CASS Art to develop a basket of equipment for the course. click here BASKET. If you have any of the items please feel free to remove them from the basket. Equally, if you fancy a few other things add them in. You will receive a 10% discount on whatever you buy in this basket. You will find it is applied automatically – you don’t have to add a code.

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

Oil painting for beginners
Spanish Biscuits, Casa Rosa

For more information, or to book a place on this course contact@hampshireart.studio

Summer Rain


I can hear my garden heave a sigh of relief…grey, grey skies and rain at last. My husband seems to be fishing, or possibly hiding in a hut, watching the water levels rise.

If you are reluctant to get an umbrella to get outside come and join a few summer art classes, inside if it is raining, outside if its warm, dry and appropriate.

Some classes start this week. Pick and choose whatever suits the dates you are free.

Drawing and Painting starts again on Thursday 6th June (click for more info)

Music and Movement, Life Drawing with a twist, 4th July (click for more info)

Beginners Oil Painting


  • 11th and 18th June, 2019, 10.00 – 4.00
  • £190/person to include all materials

contact me if you want to book this course Kate Measham


There is a mystique about painting with oils. Don’t let this put you off. Oil paints are fun, vibrant and very forgiving – have a play with them.

On this course I will provide the materials; you can start to accumulate your own once you know what you like to use. I will help you to find the materials to suit your needs.

Pictured below is sweet shop made real…you will need considerably less to get started. To start with this set would be like learning to drive in an Aston Martin.

Old holland

You will start by looking at tone, at first using charcoal then rapidly progressing to Oils. It will be in a fun and supportive atmosphere, though possibly a bit messy.

Bring an apron, rags and a jam jar, and a willingness to have a go.

contact me if you want to book this course Kate Measham