Oil painting for beginners

From £90

  31 May and 7, 14 and 21 June 

7:00 – 9:00 (BST) 

  Online – Zoom

  • Category: Course
  • Experience level: Beginner or Intermediate students
  • Tutor: Lennaert Koorman

12 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this online course:

  • Lessons in the techniques of oil painting such as glazing, layering colour, establishing composition, and using mediums
  • Knowledge of the properties of different tools and how to take care of them
  • An understanding of how to set up and clean up your workstation effectively
  • An exploration of different subjects and genres in oil painting
  • Elephant Academy Technique Takeaway: gain confidence in using the techniques of oil painting

Explore the potential of oil painting in this online art course. Over the course of four weekly classes, artist Lennaert Koorman will guide you through the technical aspects of oil painting. You will learn how to glaze paintings, layer colour, establish composition amongst many other specialised techniques to create your own detailed oil studies. Develop your understanding of how to use oil painting tools and how to set up your workstation to paint with skill and efficiency. In each class, Lennaert will explore different subjects and genres to provide you with a contextual background for the history of oil painting. By the end of the course, you will be encouraged to create your own oil painting in a non-competitive and friendly environment.

Materials bundle includes: 


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.