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With Kate Measham

There is a mystique attached to oil painting that deters many newcomers. Don’t be alarmed by the history, and the magnificent paintings in galleries all over the world – this is something you can be a part of.

Let Kate guide you through the basic mechanics and set you on your way.

  • Tutor, Kate Measham
  • 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November
  • 10.00am to 4.00pm
  • £320/course
  • At the Studio, Bransbury
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day. Please bring your own lunch
  • Plenty of parking available

If you are a beginner when it comes to oil painting, these are the classes for you. Join us at Hampshire Art studio to learn the basics on this Introduction to Oil Painting course.

What to expect on this four day Introduction to Oil Painting course

beginners oil painting palette

This is an intensive four day course for beginners as an introduction to the basics of oil painting. Kate will use Autumn’s fruits and vegetables as a reference (think apples and pears, rose hips and autumn leaves).

Your introduction to painting with oils starts with various exercises using charcoal. Gradually over the four classes you will look at mixing paints, tone, different sorts of paint application and learning about the materials, tools and other equipment needed. You will start in the most simple way possible and surprise yourself after four days by how much you are able to paint with a few oil paints.

It is a very busy few days.

Once you have completed this intensive course Hampshire Art studio can advise what other courses would be appropriate for you.


If you are taking this course as part of The Inquisitive Person’s Introduction to Art materials are provided. Other wise, please bring the materials as indicated below.

We will provide the materials for the first class in the course. This gives us a chance to discuss the various options before you spend money on the materials.

Oil Paints in the following colours. It may make sense to buy a starter set. Buy student quality. Aim at larger tubes with fewer colours.

Cadmium Red Hue
Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
French Ultramarine
Cobalt Blue
Sap Green
Viridian Hue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Titanium White
  • A3 Pad for oil painting,
  • Set of Oil Painting Brushes, Hoghair, a range of sizes, including 1 size 14
  • palette, wood, paper throw-away, or plastic – NOT with wells
  • palette knife
  • zest it or Sansodour solvent
  • 3 primed canvas or board at least 16″ x 20″
  • rags, jam jars and apron
  • For drawing – charcoal and A2 cartridge paper too.