Start to Paint in Oils



Course suits: Those with no or little experience with oil paints who wish to learn about techniques and materials handling to paint vibrant works in oils.

Objectives: To introduce you some methods of applying oil paint to create paintings that will provide you with the necessary building blocks for you to continue after the course.

This class takes the student through the first principles of oil paint handling and application, mixing and additives such as thinners and drying agents.

It will see the student create work using established methods of oil painting.
We will also consider the role of brushes and surface preparation and their importance in successful oil painting.

Level: For those with little or no understanding of oil painting.

Materials needed: All basic materials will be available on the day, but students may bring their own.

Tutor: Paul Vousden

All classes run from 10 am to 4.30 pm unless stated otherwise.

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?

All courses include refreshments and lunch with wine.
Materials needed: All basic materials will be available on the day, but students may bring their own.


Sue Ecclestone at Lilac Cottage Studio


Lilac Cottage
Garden House Lane
Rickinghall, Diss
IP22 1EA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


6½ hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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