Oil Painting Workshop

Oil Painting Workshop – 1 March 2020

Oil Painting Workshop

This is a lovely, yet intense oil painting workshop, dedicated to learning how to paint with oils. We will be covering the foundation of oil painting techniques, to paint objects, landscapes and faces. We will also be doing some fun art history.

Landscape | Still Life | Portraits



82 Kessel Street



Sunday: 9:00 – 12:00 / 13:00 – 15:00


R 870


Oil Painting


  • All refreshments (Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water)
  • Workshop Notes


Art Supplies & Lunch

Book your space in this workshop. Seats are limited.

FAQ_Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for the beginner’s oil painting workshop

  • Book & Pay Online (Use the link above)
  • Show up for the course

What do we need to bring? 

  • An open mind and a positive spirit. This course will change you.
  • Notebook and pen
  • Your Oil Painting Kit (View checklist here)
  • a stretched canvases A4 size x 3
  • Landscape drawings or photographs of a landscape you want to paint.
  • We have table easels.

Who can attend?

Adults or late teenagers who wish to learn the medium of the masters, oil painting. We will ensure that you leave with unblocked creativity and increased confidence when approaching a blank canvas.

What is the structure of the workshop?

Each session will be 3 hours and consist of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and enough time to paint.

FAQ_Frequently Asked Questions

I am frustrated with oils. I tried it before but it takes forever to dry. How can I master it or work around it?

Oil painting dominates the world of artistic painting when it comes to medium choice.  Oils have stood the test of time and are still the preferred choice of painting medium for many artists.

Oil paints are slow to dry, which allows the artist to work areas in a painting for a long period of time. This can be viewed as an advantage, but also a disadvantage if the desire of the artist is to cover areas of colour with a new one.  Drying mediums are available that can speed up the drying times of oil paints to help with this.  Oils can be used on just about any surface.  The most popular surfaces for oil painting include canvas and panel. So attend our course and we will assist you in overcoming the obstacles.

What level should I be at?

The course runs like a workshop, rather than being taught as a set of step-by-step guided instructions. It is appropriate for students of all levels, including those with some previous experience. Numbers are kept to a maximum of 15 (sometimes fewer), which gives time for the tutor to go round and give one-to-one advice. If you are more advanced, we have other activities planned while the rest does the basics.

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for:

    • students with some previous experience who want to learn new techniques to push their practice further
    • undergraduate students wishing to improve their painting skills
    • those who want to strengthen their skills and portfolio in order to apply for study at art colleges
    • beginners welcome