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Beginners Oil Painting


This is a Saturday course designed for those of you who have never painted with oils, or are very rusty.

I will provide the materials – you can start to accumulate your own once you know what you like to use. Picture 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 with looking at tone and becoming used to working with oils. It will be in a fun and supportive atmosphere, though possibly a bit messy.

The boring bits

10am – 1.00pm

Saturdays 20th and 27th October, and 3rd November, 2018

£150/3 sessions

Materials, tea and coffee included

If you want to know more about this course please contact me Kate Measham

Dates for Autumn Art Courses are being added to – have a look here at what we have so far Autumn Drawing and Painting Courses

Why didn’t I think of this?


Christmas is the time of year for nut crackers…but why not put them to use all year around? They are perfect for getting a grip on those hard-to-remove paint tops.

This was a excellent tip came from a student on the Thinking Aloud course earlier this year.


I love this cartoon sent to me by a student after the last class of the year. I think I am embracing the look rather too wholeheartedly.

Clearly, art classes not earrings on all lists for Father Christmas…

art cartoon