Oil painting for the scared - 8 week course

Four mile bridge Anglesey. Oil on board


Please book via my website (link above).

Forget watercolours! Did you know that you can paint in oils without the smell, without the mess, and have a painting that will be dry tomorrow!
With over 40 years experience as an award winning professional artist I delight in passing on the skills that I’ve learned and acquired.
This course will completely change what you thought about oil painting !

For complete beginners and beyond!
Please contact me for more details. Note places are limited to a maximum of 6, because I don’t produce clones 👍😎

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Including all materials.
Tea, Coffee, and maybe biscuits, if the tutor hasn’t scoffed them all!
Students are required to bring a sense of humour and bag of enthusiasm. Booking direct via my website please.


Ian Walton at Ian Walton Gallery


20 Church Street
Isle of Anglesey
LL58 8AB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel


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In-person course
Elizabeth - - #34668

I have just begun a course with Ian and am really enjoying every moment, the 2 hours flash by! This is the first time I have painted with oils and as a novice painter I am learning so much under Ian’s excellent guidance.

In-person course
Christine Buxton - - #34298

I really enjoyed this course with Ian, I now have my first seascape in oil hung over my fireplace. Ian is a fabulous tutor and really helps you to develop your skills and gives you advice and guidance you can take away and apply at home as well.

Response from Ian Walton Gallery:

Thank you so much for this Christine. It was lovely to guide and encourage you. I hope we see you regularly when you move full time to our beautiful island. ❤️❤️

In-person course
E. Higginson - - #29480

This course is presented by Ian Walton with a 'can do' attitude. He prompts and encourages students to learn and use their existing skills to develop art work that is comfortable for them in a way that they perceive their own skills and abilities. When I enrolled on the first 8 week course I did not think that I had sufficient abilities or personal vision to create a painting but with the appropriate approach and guidance, I was able to produce a painting that I was proud enough of to have it framed and on the wall.
I would recommend Ian's courses to anyone who is sceptical about their current skills in the world of painting. The course provides guidance, tuition on colour selection and the various techniques that are required.

Response from Ian Walton Gallery:

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review Ellen. It means a lot ❤️

In-person course
Chris Skelson - - #29334

Anyone wishing to do this course with Mr Walton, take it from me, he will correct any mistakes you make in a nice way, color rendition, color mixing, brush strokes, and your first painting will be outstanding. How do I know this? Well, Ian taught me for around 12 months at Plas Power in Wrexham. After years of watercolour painting and sketching, Ian got me with oils, and my first painting was a copy of Constable's Stonehenge. I have still got it at home and still proud of it. Without Ian's help I think it would have been average instead of the outstanding that it is, and to confirm Ian is a courteous chap with incredible painting ability, call and see him, you will not be disappointed.

Response from Ian Walton Gallery:

Wow Chris ! Thank you, that’s an awesome review.

In-person course
Alison McCullough - - #26150

A great way to develop new skills and confidence in painting with an enthusiastic but very patient teacher. Even better as I got to paint the pictures I wanted to try to recreate, it is not a class where you all have to do the same thing. Highly recommend this course.

In-person course
Fiona - - #22230

Inspiring tuition, great friendly encouraging environment. I highly recommend.

In-person course
Jackie Humphreys - - #20198

Lovely location, great gallery and a wonderful teacher. Ian will put anyone's nerves at bay, he is patient and knowledgeable and willing to help you develop new skills. The course has helped look at art in a totally different. Highly recommend this course to anyone.

In-person course
Pam Hillier - - #20187

Excellent value for both the absolute beginner and the improving artist. Ian is an enthusiast for art, the environment and life in general. He combines good humour with solid advice, developed over a long career as a professional artist. His knack of transforming a mediocre painting with a few well placed strokes of the brush is inspiring.

In-person course
Val Edge - - #20145

Great course, wonderful relaxing atmosphere to learn in and surrounded by wonderful artwork. l enjoyed my painting experience with Ian very much. Great for complete beginners or if you want to advance your skills, Ian works with you at any level and pace that you are at.

In-person course
Sandie Taylor - - #20135

Didnt know what to expect from this course, because i had never even tried oil painting in my life. But by the end of 2hrs i was well and truely hooked. I was amazed that after a few weeks i had an original painting of mine hung on my wall. Relaxed studio lots of great instructions. All materials supplied. Coffee great and chocolate biscuits too. Ian walton is the best teacher to have. Well recommended!

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