Introduction to Oil Painting

Key Facts


Programme Overview

£185/£165 (discounted)


13 Jan - 23 March 2020 (10 week course)
Please note that the GSA will be closed on Monday 10th February 2020

6.30pm - 9pm

Calum Matheson

Programme Overview

In this introductory course students will be involved in a thorough exploration of the practice of oil paint. Students will learn about stretching canvas, preparing a surface, how to apply oil paint and brush selection. You will learn about colour, compositional techniques, drawing with paint and how to represent light working from observation, memory and imagination.

You will learn about the nature and use of materials, tone, composition and colour through a series of progressive exercises.

Suitable for beginners and those with previous painting experience wanting to explore oil paint for the first time.

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Discounted Fees
If you are a senior citizen in receipt of a state pension, unemployed or a full time FE or HE student, the discounted fee as stated in the course description is applicable. You will be required to email a scanned copy of your evidence to

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Please note that the GSA will be closed on Monday 10th February 2020