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Oil & acrylic painting courses

Learn to paint with oils and acrylics from hundreds of painting tutors based all across the UK. Pick up oil and acrylic painting techniques on courses, classes and workshops for both experienced and beginner painters.

Oxfordshire - Next course on 10th June 2019
In this one day workshop we’ll be painting a Seascape in Acrylics, in an impressionistic style. This workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced painters. The workshop covers: 1. Studying the tones and colours in the landscape 2. Choosing a ground colour 3. Under-painting and building layers 4. How to achieve texture and depth 5. How to vary your brush strokes There will also be advice on painting surfaces, brushes and accessories.
My tailored 1-2-1 lessons are for you, if you are looking to learn how to draw and paint whilst using medium such as pen, pencil, charcoal, dry pastel, watercolour and oil paints. Whether you are starting or advancing your artistic journey, you can now do it with the support of a professional artist. Working in my well equipped studio, my 1-2-1 classes allow me to give my attention to a students individual requirements. We will...
Worcestershire - Next course on 15th May 2019
At only £8 per hour Colour Wheel Art Classes are 14 week part time adult art classes for beginners and improvers. Our classes are held at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcester and at The Abbey Hotel in Malvern. Drawing inspiration from nature and the rich colour wheel of life, we will teach you the techniques you need to produce beautiful art. If you think you can't draw you are wrong, we will teach you the techniques...
Greater London - Next course on 5th June 2019
Do you know your Baroque from your Bauhaus? In this survey of design and decorative style from the Renaissance to the Post-war period, learn how to look at objects with a connoisseur ‘s eye. By the end of the course you will be able to Recognise mainstream decorative trends in Western decorative art and design through visual analysis. Gain confidence in dating works of art through knowledge of key motifs and ideas Enrich your experience...
Cumbria - Next course on 31st August 2019
This workshop will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities to explore drawing and painting without the constraints of it “looking like something”. Through abstraction comes the ability to learn more about what paint can do. The workshop will explore mark making, composition and tonal / colour balance, as well as different starting points for inspiration, utilising the wonderful surrounding landscape for inspiration. Catherine MacDiarmid is a local artist who has exhibited widely, including...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 3rd May 2019
A fun-filled morning spent painting an abstract landscape in acrylics on a stretched canvas. I love to paint in acrylics and you will be following me step at a time to create your own abstract landscape. You will be learning about colour mixing, composition and brushstrokes using a variety of paintbrushes. By the end of the morning, you will have completed your own painting to take home with you. The workshop is held in my...
London - Next course on 1st May 2019
A practical introduction to abstract art, suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. Term 1: Techniques and ideas; Term 2: Abstraction and the human figure; Term 3: |nspired by nature, landscape and language. Who is this course for A practical introduction to abstract art for beginners and more experienced artists, interested in the diverse range of styles and techniques abstract drawing and painting has to offer. This course is structured so that each term delves...
Suffolk - Next course on 8th November 2019
Acrylics are possibly the most versatile of painting mediums as they can be used thinly like watercolours, applied with a brush straight from the tube or used thickly with a painting knife. In this studio-based course, aimed at all abilities, Carole will demonstrate many techniques for painting trees, skies, water, and other elements of the landscape, through step-by-step exercises enabling you to get the most from this exciting and forgiving medium. There will be a...
West Yorkshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Come and learn the fantastic art of fluid paint pouring techniques in this fun, interactive workshop. We will show you how to modify your paint to get the correct pouring consistency, demonstrate several paint pouring methods (dirty pour, tree ring pour, swipe method, puddle pour), and show you how to create cells. All materials provided to create four 8 x 8 canvases. Please come dressed for mess! Weekday workshops are evenings 7.30-9.30pm and weekend workshops...
A fantastic day spent painting in acrylic paints in the style of Georgia O'Keefe. The morning starts with a welcome tea/ coffee and an introduction to the day. Working on canvas through the day you will follow the artist step at a time to create your own modern, contemporary painting based on the artist Georgia O'Keefe. The workshop is led by Amina, a full-time artist with over 20 years of teaching experience in schools and...