Oil Painting for Beginners & Improvers: a 10 week Course With Sue Tilbury

15th January - 25th March 2020


Please note: there will be no class on the following dates:

19th February (Half Term)


Wednesday afternoons: 1.30pm - 4.00pm

This course provides an opportunity to gain an understanding into the wonderful world of oil paint. 


It will include learning to paint different subjects across a range from portraits to still life to landscapes.We will learn about colour theory, colour mixing, application of paint and mark making.


You will receive technical and practical advice and get feedback and tuition every step of the way.


I look forward to welcoming you on this exciting oil painting journey!


Suitable for all abilities.


Materials are not included so you will need the following:


Oil paints:


Titanium white

Cadmium yellow

Ultramarine blue

Cadmium red

Ivory black

Also one acrylic paint tube in yellow ochre

(These can be bought in sets which work out cheaper and they are often on offer online. Daler Rowney Georgian oil colour do sets.)


Metal palette knife 

Brushes (Golden taklon brushes or equivalent. Synthetic flat in small, medium & large and also a couple of small, medium rounded synthetic brushes).

Canvas paper or board - eg. W&N canvas board 10” x 12” or bigger

Daler Rowney Georgian oil painting paper 14” x 10” thereabouts.

Medium - liquin

Disposable palettes - sold at all art stores eg Daler Rowney tear off palette for oils & acrylics

Baby wipes - Waitrose essential or equivalent

A carrying box to take your wet paintings home. Sold in hobby craft.


Good online suppliers are Jackson’s and Cass art. Hobbycraft, The Range in Reading and also The Works sell a few art materials.


NB - there are no facilities to clean brushes at the studio. Please bring a bag to take your dirty brushes home to clean. 


Age 17+ (no exceptions)


Places are non-refundable and non-transferable.


For any questions specifically about the details of this workshop, please email our tutor Sue at: suetilbury@talk21.com


For any questions about booking a place on this workshop please email: studio@thehenleyschoolofart.com

Oil Painting for Beginners & Improvers with Sue Tilbury (Spring Term)

  • All our tutors are self-employed which means that if a student cancels, the tutor loses out.  We ask that you make extra sure that you are able to make the dates of this course before booking as we regret, we are unable to offer refunds.