A well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before, as well as for those who want to reinforce their basic skills in oils or to move onto oils having previously used acrylics or water-based media. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone and relate all these elements together in various compositions. This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating environment. There will be an opportunity to work from a life model as well as working from still life and discovering how to paint a portrait. Throughout the course students will learn from works of many artists to improve their development, it culminates in a more sustained painting developing the student’s personal interests. It is an ideal course for beginners as there is plenty of guidance from the tutor.