Course Description

In this studio course for beginner and intermediate painters, students learn oil painting skills and techniques in the context of a safe (solvent-free) studio practice. Topics include surface preparation, various styles of applying and moving paint on a surface, colour theory, and composition. Studio work will be supported by demonstrations, slide presentations, and critique.


  • Apply fundamental oil painting techniques,
  • Explore tonal value and its relationship to colour theory,
  • Enhance colour mixing skills and gain confidence with producing unique colours from a simple palette,
  • Gain an ability to paint with a variety of brush techniques to create a variety of surfaces,
  • Create an under-painting technique and the colour theory which informs it,
  • Become more confident in reproducing objects from life.



Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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