Course Start Dates
About the Course
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.
Class finishes at 4pm and I do ask people to leave by 4.30pm as I may have an evening class to prepare for.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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. By the end of the day you will have a painting you will want to hang in pride of place!
I had not undertaken any art work since I was at school many years ago. Sue put me at ease very quickly, explaining the process we would follow, the techniques to be used and the expected learning. Sue delivered on all points. The day was a total pleasure, Sue was very kind, excellent at her art and very supportive. She built my confidence quickly and by the end of the day I had produced a painting that I was very proud of and that totally wowed my family. I have no hesitation in recommending Sue and am already booked for my next lesson!
Stephen Bland - - #28678
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Steve I am so glad you enjoyed your day, you did really well. Looking forward to helping you with your next project! Best wishes, Sue
Really enjoyed my starter session which has led to me being addicted to painting! Sue is wonderfully patient, creative and inspiring. She acts as a critical friend, giving advice honestly and guiding you through new techniques to boost your confidence and skill level. Thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile! Suggest you give it a go!
Sharon Menghini - - #27088
I have brought one of Sue’s paintings and it is truly beautiful. A very talented lady - it has made me want to book onto the ‘One day beginners’ class in the new year.
The studio leads out onto woodlands and the atmosphere feels professional and relaxed.
Thank you for my painting.
Liane Ingram - - #27056
Loved the courses I have taken. Sue is an excellent teacher, and guided me to complete some lovely art works that all my family was very impressed with. A lovely atmosphere with the studio opening onto a nice garden and woodlands. The lunch was perfect, keeping one going during the full day course. Would recommend Sue and her classes.
Jeanette Gordon - - #27011
Great course, I was amazed how much I learnt in just one day.
Michael - - #26658
What a wonderful introduction to oil painting the 6 week course is! I turned up having never done any oil painting before and after the first 2 sessions I had finished my first painting under the expert guidance of Sue. She is a lovely lady, very calm and encouraging and very experienced so able to answer any queries or concerns I had. She holds the classes in her quiet and light filled studio at the back of her house. I felt very nervous embarking on this course but she has filled me with confidence and I am now on to my 3rd painting which is surprisingly intricate (my choice of subject matter) but I feel happy that with Sue's help I can achieve the picture I set out to do. I would recommend any of Sue's courses to any one who has an interest in oil painting, whether they have any previous experience or not.
Kay Clark - - #26312
The warm welcome given to us by Sue set the tone of this creative but relaxing day. We learnt some very clever techniques and were encouraged to see the positive in every mark we made (even if we thought we had made a mistake). I was amazed to come away with a finished oil painting.
Geraldine Hedgecock - - #26210
I thoroughly enjoyed the oil painting day course with Sue. She is warm, welcoming and knowledgeable not to mention full of great tips. I surprised myself with the winter scene that I was able to create with Sue’s support and guidance. The day was well paced and I enjoyed every minute. Highly recommended.
Sarah Ford - - #26062
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