Oil Painting

Ref: C3672383

I will work with students to improve confidence in their ability to develop artistic skills and creativity. learning the skills and techniques by watching and following step by step demonstrations. With one to one help and guidance to create a landscape painting. This is a fun course for everyone from the complete beginner to those wanting to improve their painting skills, no prior knowledge is needed just a desire to learn and develop your skills and creativity.

Course aim

To provide a safe welcoming and supportive environment in which students can learn and develop their painting skills building up confidence to tackle more challenging subjects.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Compose a well balanced composition to create a landscape painting.
  • Experiment with colour, creating different moods effects and atmospheres.
  • Understand perspective, vanishing points and horizon lines.
  • Mix colour combinations to create a good pallet.
  • Look at work from artist around the world, study different styles and techniques to use and experiment with in your own work.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • You will need a apron or something to cover clothing

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Oil Painting


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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