In-person course
in Framfield

One day beginners painting course with Sue O'Mara Art - all materials provided



Overview of the day 10am arrival at Sue O'Mara Art in the Woodland Studio, welcomes, introductions, health and safety instructions and overview of the day. We will discuss the materials we will be using such as oil paints, painting medium, the brushes needed for the project we are going to produce today and what size canvas we will use. Then we will trace or sketch our drawing onto the canvas, begin an underpainting using the appropriate colour. At around 11.30 we will have a hot drink and biscuit break and see how things are progressing. We will then continue our painting project using a colour pallet of our chosen oil paints. I will be on hand to guide, encourage and assist you at all times. We will stop for a supplied lunch (suitable for all dietary needs) at about 1pm for 45 minutes, when you can sit outside on the patio if the weather permits, and enjoy the lovely woodland setting of the studio while you have your lunch. We will then spend the rest of the afternoon finishing your painting so you have a fabulous finished product. We will have a tea and biscuit break some time in the afternoon so we don’t run out of artistic steam! Then at around 3.45 we will clean our workstations and brushes and have a photo opportunity where you can show off your newly painted masterpiece. By the end of the day you will have a painting you will want to hang in pride of place! Class finishes at 4pm and I do ask people to leave by 4.30pm as I may have an evening class to prepare for.

What's included in the price?

We provide everything you will need to produce a lovely painting. There will be plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits or cake. Please bring an old apron or overshirt as painting can get a bit messy. There is lots of parking. The Woodland Studio is set in the lovely East Susses countryside and the studio looks out onto woods.


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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


I am a third generation artist, I follow in the footsteps of my grandfather and mum. I first began painting in oils when I wanted a picture of my lovely lurcher, I had lots of photos of him but none were quite good enough, so I decided to have a go at doing a painting of him! It turned out really well and I had got the bug. My first love in painting is wildlife, I get so excited when I see an image or scene of animals, I just can’t wait to start painting it!


2 Woodland Cottages, Pump Lane, Framfield, East Sussex, TN22 5RN

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Evenings
  • Father's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Stag dos
  • Romantic
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Easter
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Weekends
  • Spooky
  • Hen dos
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