This oil painting course in Brighton introduces techniques that will help you to master this rich painting medium. This painting course will use various subjects as reference, allowing different oil painting techniques to be investigated. This course will also cover sketching in oils, building up layers, using palette knives, applying glazes and colour blending.


New learners are welcome each term and current learners are encouraged to return to develop their skills further.


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DURATION: 10 weeks

DAY: Friday

TIME:  10am-12pm


Spring: 24 January 2020 – 3 April 2020 (half term 21 February)

WHERE: Ivory Place

COURSE FEE: £125 Full Fee / £75 Concessions / £15 Better Living Through Learning


Please note that concessions are not available online.

Please see further information on fees and concessions online or in our brochure.






This course aims to:

Introduce oil painting techniques and the use of different tools and mediums. The course will develop experience in oil painting as well as in planning and creating pictures.


Who this course is for?

Beginners and those with some experience.


What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

  • Discuss the unique characteristics of oil paint
  • Demonstrate the grounding principles of colour mixing
  • Gain confidence using different techniques for applying colour – colour blending, glazes, ‘fat over lean’
  • Demonstrate the purpose of using mediums and their effects
  • Work with different types of brushes and palette knives


What materials will I need for the course?

  • A set of oil paints preferably including cadmium red, Alizarin crimson, ultramarine, lemon yellow,

cadmium yellow and white.  Lukas do a good starter set.

  • Oil painting brushes.
  • Oil pastels
  • Liquin (Windsor and Newton Oil medium) and no odour thinners.

Paper can be supplied at cost.


Roughly how much will they cost?

A starter set of oil paint starts from around £12 and a basic set of brushes can be purchased from £8 upwards online or at stationary/art suppliers. Georgian paints work very well.


How will I know I am making progress?

You will start to feel more able to work with oil paint and will have a better idea of how to interpret a subject using this medium.


Is there any extra study outside the class?

If you are able to do some further work at home of a similar nature this would help you gain more from the course.


Who is the course tutor?

Lucy Parker is a professional artist and has been teaching for 26 years.  You can see her work on her website


What next?

Continuation onto further oil painting courses would allow students to develop skills and confidence further.

Alternative art courses at Friends Centre



Friday 24 January 2020 - Friday 3 April 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sessions: 10

Full price: £125
Concession rate (if available): 75
Please note that concessions are not available online.
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Ivory Place


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