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Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners One day workshop | Marie Mansfield

Course overview

An introductory day for absolute beginners or those with experience in other mediums would like to give oils a try. Over the day students will get an overview of basic oil painting materials and how to use them. Students will learn step by step in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. By the end of the workshop, you will have a monochromatic painting (no colour) of simple still life objects. A great place to start your artistic journey.

Is this course right for me

This workshop is suitable for those new to painting, or those with experience in other mediums who wish to learn to use oil paints. A great class for senior high school visual art students.


The workshop fee includes the use of our oil paints, brushes, canvas paper, linseed oil for use as a medium and odourless solvent.

Students will need to bring the following:

Clothes that you don’t mind getting paint or apron
Disposable (latex) gloves are good especially if you have sensitive skin
One or two glass jars with a securable lid for solvent (eg. Dolmio pasta sauce size)
A couple of soft rags for cleanup and painting

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

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