Drawing into Oil Painting Workshop, in and around the Studio at Bransbury, with Kate Measham

Covid-19 brought art classes in the studio to a halt in March. Tentatively we are adding dates for classes from July onwards. If we have to move dates for classes because of government guidelines then we will do so. We will restrict numbers in the studio to 6 students. There is ample space and we will apply strict distancing and cleansing protocols. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.


  • Thursday 16th-Friday 17th July
  • From 10.00am to 4.00 pm each day.
  • £160/2 days
  • A list of suggested materials will be sent before the class
  • please bring a light lunch each day during the course whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place.

This course will start to investigate how different palettes can affect a painting. The subject of this two day course will be the view from the studio – the river, trees and cottages in the distance. Weather permitting we will be outside.

You will draw a series of sketches to catch the feel of the view then do a number of quick paintings. You will be using different colours to interpret the same scene. (Note the different pictures of the Seine by Claude Monet on this page) On the second day you will focus on one picture.

If you know the basics of oil painting and are ready for more this is the class for you.

You want to learn in a small class, with students keen to apply themselves this course is aimed at you. We will teach you that Drawing and painting are fun, frustrating, relaxing, exciting, sociable and contemplative: it will enhance your wellbeing, expand your view as you look at  the world, and should give you a lifetime of pleasure.

I am a beginner- where should I start , or how to start again as a rusty returner?

This may be a bit tricky for a total beginner with oils. There will be a beginners class in August .

If you are rusty, or uncertain about certain aspects of painting then The view from The Studio will be a good place for you. Your tutor will guide you through the process of learning to draw and paint in a step-by-step fashion so if you are just a bit rusty this should be fine.