Beginners Oil Painting Workshop


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This beginners oil painting workshop is designed for those who are new to oil painting!!!

In this 3 hour workshop, I will teach you about oil painting materials, where to get them and how to use them. How to prepare your boards, clean your brushes and how to paint a painting from beginning to end.

Depending on your level of skill, we will hopefully complete two paintings which will be a nice introduction to the following techniques used by the old masters, including: –

grisaille, ebauche, glazing, and Impasto

We will also take an introductory look at:

value, colour, colour mixing, various colour palettes and composition

Now, this beginners oil painting workshop is a hands-on course where you guys will be doing the work. I’ll be there to show you step by step how to paint each painting in a relaxed environment where you can ask me any questions which I will answer or demonstrate for you.

I will also send out a set of notes the week before the workshop starts and another set of notes on the materials and a step-by-step instruction on the paintings we carry out on the day, just incase we don’t get them completed. It’s a very relaxed session and I don’t want you to feel under any pressure to complete the paintings on the day.

  • Further dates also available check the drop-down menu
  • Please read the full description below before booking
  • Now taking bookings for 28th September 2024
  • Stay tuned for a series of impromptu summer pop-up workshops

“*cover image used is a study after Paul Henry”

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Beginners Oil Painting Workshop – Catering for the Complete Beginner

Who is this for: This beginner’s introduction to oil painting workshop is for those new to oil painting.

Date: Please choose from the dates shown

Time: 10am – 1pm

Duration: 3 hours

Age: The attendee must be over 18.

Maximum no of persons per class: 5

Materials: All materials are supplied by me.
You take home your paintings (but not the materials supplied to create them.)

Cancellations: You must be able to attend the workshop booked as there will be no refunds or moving between workshops.

Terms & Conditions: Please read our Terms and Conditions before enrolling on our beginners oil painting workshop and making payment and/or applying a voucher code.

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.

Buying as a gift: You might like to consider our Beginners Introduction to Oil Painting Gift Voucher that will allow the lucky recipient to choose their preferred date.

COVID 19: Following the recent epidemic we are not providing tea/coffee or light refreshments. We have screens installed between each workspace.

Accessibility: You may see from the photos, that there are a couple of steps into our art school that you may need to be aware of.



“Emily hosted a really informative, practical and very enjoyable workshop. Her studio is a light filled, creative space with your own easel, paint etc. Emily is very organised with everything set up ready to go. She has shared a lot of information that I really needed. I also came away with two paintings that, at the start of the workshop, I had no idea I could create! Highly recommended.”

– Jill C


“I took part in Emily’s beginner workshop and I was blown away with the experience. I was struggling with the basics and I came away with so much information and the motivation to improve. Emily was so supportive throughout and the whole workshop was a treat.
I hope to join the advanced classes later in the year once I practice a bit more. If you are new to oils, Emily’s beginner workshop is the way to go.”

– Sean R


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28 September 2024

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