Oil Painting Course for Beginners

Join this 11-week oil painting course to learn all the basics by painting from observation in a relaxed environment in Richmond.

Painting Class

Five session course


Richmond TW10

Oil Painting Course for Beginners
by Richmond School of Painting

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Five session course


This 11 week course is suitable for beginners but more experienced painters and drawers are welcome to join.

This course will build your confidence and skill in drawing and painting from observation.

  • Look at the building blocks of drawing, exploring line, tone and texture.
  • Learn how to use a view finder and discuss ideas behind composition.
  • Experiment with pencils and charcoal and progress to basic oil painting: monochrome, colour theory and mixing and develop further with individual project. -Draw and paint mainly from a still life (in addition, two sessions with a life model).
  • Learn about painting materials, medium and various surfaces to paint on and how to prepare them.

By the end of the course you will be able to start on your individual projects, set yourself a still life and start to paint in your own time and space.

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Class location

Lock Road, Richmond
TW10 7LN

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About your host, Richmond School of Painting

The Richmond School of Painting provides painting and drawing classes for adults in Richmond.

The Richmond School of Painting focuses on painting from observation and students are encouraged to try our various media and approaches. Class sizes are never more than 15 to ensure that each student gets individual attention and guidance.

The school provides a relaxed environment where students feel they can take risks in their art without criticism while being stretched in unexpected and challenging ways.

Heading up the teaching is owner of the school, Guy Shoham, who graduated with a distinction from the M.A. programme at Chelsea College of Art before gaining a scholarship to attend the ‘Drawing Year’ at the Royal School of Drawing.

Find us:

  • A bus ride away from Kingston and Richmond stations.
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All materials will be provided for the first class. A list of materials and recommended shops will be provided.Full refund guarantee if you are not satisfied after the first class.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Oil Painting Course for Beginners
by Richmond School of Painting
Five session course