4 Week – Oil Painting Course

These oil painting courses are designed for those who have already completed the Introductory Course, are beginners looking to learn more or have a general understanding of oil painting.

Each workshop is a 2-hour session, held once a week over 4 weeks. Each 4-week session is set out for you, I set each painting which will teach you a new skill, technique or colour palette.

Depending on how many 4-week courses you enrol on with me, you will typically get to complete studies by past masters such as Caillebotte, Peploe, Monet, Van Gogh, the Fauvists, Klimt, Munch, Constable, Leech, Seago, Henry and many more.

The paintings set will over the various courses cover painting the figure, still life, landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, interiors, florals and portraits.

Over the various courses, we will look at: –

  • your materials, where and what to buy,
  • preparing your painting surfaces,
  • how to store, clean and use your brushes and knives,
  • brushwork,
  • colour, colour temperature and mixing,
  • laying out your palette and using a limited or full-colour palette,
  • various way to start and finish a painting,
  • cropping, composition and the various tools used,
  • old master techniques such as alla prima, ebauche, glazing and impasto.

I have 13 – 4-week courses prepared which run sequentially, one after the other where I teach you step-by-step how to paint each of the paintings set, and we run this completely at your own pace.

These courses have been designed with the sole aim to make you braver, bolder, more expressive and creative in your painting and that you will be able to add a little magic to your own paintings.

examples of work

Cost: €150

You must be able to attend each of the 4 workshops as there will be no refunds or moving between workshops – See our Terms and Conditions before enrolling and making payment.

Duration: 2 hours per week for 4 weeks

Materials: Follow the link for the required materials and suppliers.
For those of you that would a list to take to shops or help you pack up your kit bag, there is a printable checklist here.

Location: My oil painting workshops are held at my art gallery and studio located just outside Dunboyne Co. Meath beside the Hatchet Pub, and centrally located between Kilcock, Maynooth, Dunshaughlin and approximately 20-30 minutes from Trim and Clonee by car. Not far from Kildare, Dublin, Westmeath and Wicklow in Co. Meath.

Choice of dates:

Thursday 11th, 18th, 25th August and 1st September 2022.
Morning 10am – 12pm (space available)
Afternoon 2pm – 4pm (space available)

Friday 12th, 26th August, 2nd, 9th September 2022.
Afternoon 2pm – 4pm (fully booked)

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    “Emily’s workshops are friendly, fun and very productive. Emily guides her students through painting techniques and styles with humour and great encouragement. Her mini art history lessons are informative and very entertaining. Emily takes a genuine interest in each student and her advice and instruction are always personally tailored. Her studio is a wonderful cosy environment in which to learn and just be creative, surrounded by Emily’s own beautiful paintings.”

    – J Merrills

    Terms and Conditions

    Please note our terms & conditions before enrolling and paying for our workshops.


    To keep everyone safe, the class sizes are limited to 5 students. We have screens installed between each workspace. Masks will have to be worn for the full duration and you will need to be double vaccinated and boosted.


    Please email me stating which workshops you are interested in, or use our contact form. I will let you know the availability and will provide you with a booking link for you to pay for the course online. There is no option for refunds or moving between workshops unless prior agreed with myself, please see our terms and conditions below for further information.

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