Introduction to Oil Painting – 6 Week Sunday Course

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Introduction to oil painting on six Sunday mornings

by Colour Factory artist Michael Weller

My oil-painting class is based in the Colour Factory garden studio, tucked away behind the River Park Leisure Centre. Three mornings of a local landscape, followed by three mornings of still life. Classes are limited to eight, to enable time for individual teaching. Tea and coffee is provided. I’ll supply a list of basic art materials needed before the class begins. Classes are on Sundays, 10am till 1pm. 

It’s best if people have some experience of drawing. The aim isn’t so much coming away with a

finished painting. This is more like a series of colour studies in oil, so that people come away with a few approaches to managing an oil painting. I encourage slowing down, working big to small, finding the big colour shapes. It’s a slightly abstract way in to the painting. It’s how I work.

People are at different levels. So the class is less structured overall – there’s a short demonstration at the start, and then I go around talking to people one to one.

The next six classes are September 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, November 4th.

The class after that is on November 11th, 18th, 25th, December 2nd, 9th, 16th

The cost for six morning classes is £150.

To see my work, go to

If you have any questions, please email