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Oil Painting - Mixed Ability

Course code: QPAV201P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

16:00 - 18:00

Days of week:


Course date:

26th Sept 2024 - 12th Dec 2024

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This course will explore colour theory, colour mixing and palette craft. You will have the opportunity, each week, to put theory into practice with guidance and support from an experienced tutor.
Course Outcomes:

Complete exercises in mark making

Explore painting techniques

Develop observational skills through still life

Design simple compositions

Do not buy any materials until the course is confirmed as running. Materials Required :

Middle range oil paints such as Daler Rowney Georgian range or Winsor and Newton Winton range.

Brushes: Hogs Hair are a good all-round brush to use but some synthetic oil brushes are better for detail and accuracy. If you are on a budget, then a few long flat brushes are best as they can be used to paint most things and they last longer. Some good makes are Winsor and Newton, Signet by Daler Rowney and Da Vinci.

Canvases: Use an A3 pad of real canvases, not paper with a canvas texture printed onto it! Some commonly available makes are Pebeo Pop Art Canvas Pads, Jax Art Maestro Canvas Painting Pad. Thinners and Mediums: You need to thin oil paint and traditionally this is down with artists turpentine (Low odour please), or nowadays there are alternatives such as Sansodor, and Zest it which smell nicer! There are also mediums that we put into the paint to change its texture, the traditional one is linseed oil, but a modern alternative is Liquin Original by Winsor and Newton which is easy to use and speeds up the drying times.

Rags/clothes to rub in paint. White spirit or brush cleaner to clean brushes.

Painting is messy so you will need an old shirt or similar and newspaper to protect the tables.

Please note there is no session on 31/10/24.

Entry criteria
All abilities, although some basics will be gone through at the beginning.
Fee information
You are expected to provide your own materials, which might cost you up to £20. Please do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £90.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £90.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Learning & method assessment
As this is a not accredited informal methods of assessment will be used.

For example:



Question & answer/reading

Practical exercises

1:1 tutor support

To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.