Oil Painting - One Day Introduction with Clare Tebboth at Vitreus Art



On this one-day workshop we will explore the subject of oil painting, covering materials, techniques, and how to continue developing after the class. Learn to paint in oils in a relaxing, friendly environment with tuition and support from experienced painter and art teacher Clare Tebboth. The one-day workshop will cover: An overview of the oil painting materials you'll need to get started Care of brushes and palette Guidance on basic colour mixing and composition You will create several small paintings on canvas paper using the alla prima technique which enables artists to complete a painting in one sitting Subject matter for the workshop will include a simple still life and small landscape from images provided by Clare Students are asked to bring: Clothes you don't mind getting paint on (aprons will be provided) Rags or wipes to clean brushes and hands A wide tray or fruit box and newspaper to lay in the book of your car to transport your wet oil paintings home (they will take some time to dry fully)

What's included in the price?

The course cost includes: Use of oil paints, brushes, canvas paper and low-odour solvent All your own oil paintings to take home Small class sizes, as with all our art classes Visors and widely spaced sanitized workspaces An opportunity to make creative new friends! Lunch and refreshments are included Class runs from 10am to 4-30pm (approx)


1 day

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
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Sadly not - due to the nature of the materials our classes are for adults only.

With all one-day and longer stained glass classes we include an info pack with details of the tools you've used and suppliers plus reminders of techniques used. This isn't included in half-day classes.
We'll be delighted to help you decided what's needed.

For fusing classes we're happy to advise on tools, materials and kilns on request.

Materials are included in all beginners classes - fusing and stained glass.
Please bring reading glasses if you use them, and sturdy fully enclosed shoes (no sandals).
Aprons, googles and gloves are provided where needed.

Because you will be using lead and solder containing lead on stained glass classes.
Lead is known to pose a higher risk to babies than to adults.

We welcome participating friends or partners.
Sadly there isn't room at most classes for non-participating friends or partners.

Of course!
Fused glass will need to be collected after firing - we will contact you when ready.

This depends on which class you're planning to book.
For stained glass classes - it will be difficult to complete the class if you have severe arthritis or similar.

For fused glass classes - we suggest you choose a class which doesn't involve glass cutting - feel free to contact us to discuss.

If the class you're planning to book is described as 'for beginners' then yes!
Some of our classes are for improvers - these are described as such in the listing.

We have GF and Vegan biscuits in stock normally.
We will bring in non-dairy milk if advised in advance.

Lunches, where included, are provided by the Bell Cafe nearby which caters for intolerances, vegetarians and vegans.

Yes - plenty!

Yes, with level access via a ramp and accessible toilet.


Vitreus Art at Bell Plantation, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6GX