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Introduction to Oil Painting


29 July - 2 August 2024

Five days
Monday to Friday
10:00am to 4:00pm

Course #: SC1

places available


Introduction to Oil Painting

Build your confidence in oil painting on this exciting introductory course for beginners.

Here we will be exploring my absolute favourite painting medium! Oil paint is incredibly versatile and can be manipulated in countless ways. This one week course is about giving you a firm foundation on which to build.

The aim of the course is for you to leave feeling leave feeling excited about exploring oil painting in the future and discovering the method that suits you best.

Tutor: Laura Smith

29 July - 2 August 2024

Five days
Monday to Friday
10:00am to 4:00pm

Course #: SC1

Course Materials

Please bring these materials with you when you start the course:

  • Willow charcoal
  • Putty rubber and plastic/hard rubber
  • Masking Tape

Required on Day 3:

Oil or Acrylic paints (artist’s range) 38ml tubes, in the following colours:

  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Alizarin crimson
  • French Ultramarine blue

Low odour thinners (can be purchased at Heatherleys). Not required for acrylics.

Only bring low odour thinners with you (you can buy it from the school shop). For health reasons we do not tolerate the use of white spirit or turpentine at Heatherleys.

  • 3 brushes hog bristle (sizes 1, 4, 8)
  • Large tear-off palette
  • Double dippers or two empty jam jars
  • Palette knife
  • Kitchen roll / old rags
  • Apron
  • Permanent marker


  • Linseed oil (not required for acylics)

Paper and canvases can be bought from your tutor.


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