Oil Painting Classes


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These regular oil painting classes are 3 hours long and are designed with our previous 4 & 5-week students in mind. They are mixed levels and absolute beginners are welcomed.

Full hands-on step-by-step tuition is provided and each student works on a painting originally created by an old master artist.

Our oil painting classes are bookable per 3-hour session for flexibility and form part of a 2-year-long structured oil painting programme. These art classes cover a wide range of oil painting styles and techniques that will provide you with the necessary skills to paint in oils. The painting programme runs from September to May. The idea is you can attend 1 or more monthly oil painting courses, sequentially or intermittently, to suit your own personal commitments, and you can continue where you left off.

Each oil painting class is run in a very relaxed and friendly environment and we go entirely at your own pace. We want you to have some fun, learn a new skill and all with expert oil painting tuition.

  • New term beginning 28, 29 September
  • Choice of Morning 10am to 1pm or Afternoon 2 to 5pm
  • €75.00 per 3-hour session
  • Further dates available check the drop-down menu
  • Please read the full description below before booking
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Regular Oil Painting Classes – Bookable 3 Hour Sessions

About the workshop: These oil painting classes are mixed levels and absolute beginners are welcome. Full hands-on step by step tuition will be provided throughout the 3 hours and you will be painting a study of a studio painting.

During each workshop, we will also have a 20 – 30 minute breakout session where I will take you through topics such as:-

  • How to start, paint and finish a painting,
  • What materials to use, how to use them and why we use them,
  • Different oil painting techniques,
  • Understanding oil paint, colour, colour mixing and to read the colour wheel,
  • How to get more from your existing skills / paintings.

These topics will change every month.

You can also bring paintings that you have been working on at home but need a little direction on where to go next. Or if you have an image that you would like to paint at home but don’t know how to tackle it, I’ll be there, on hand, to discuss possible ideas with you.

For those of you who haven’t been with us in the past, the studio paintings are based on artworks by past masters such as Caillebotte, Peploe, Monet, the Fauvists, Van Gogh, Sorrolla, Klimt, Munch, Cezanne, Leech, Seago, Constable, Degas, Henry and many more. The paintings set, are designed to provide you with the skills, over time, to paint still life’s, landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, interiors, the figure, portraiture and florals.

If you are ready to start a new hobby, need some me time or want to improve your existing oil painting skills then why not sign up for a workshop. These workshops will be held every month between September 2023 and May 2024 and each month you can sign up for 1 or all 4 workshops. However, please note that the 30 minute breakout session will remain the same for each of the 4 workshops held that particular month.

If we are sold out, feel free to subscribe to our workshop waiting list and newsletter to get first dibs on our next available workshop or any cancellations. You can also sign up for our free monthly oil painting blog which we hope will help further your studies.

Who is this for: These oil painting classes are designed for the complete beginner; the hobbyist artist looking to learn more and have a general understanding of oil painting and those at intermediate level who never had any formal tuition in oil painting.

Level: Complete beginner or hobbyist artist or intermediate level without any formal tuition in oil painting.

Date: Please select the dates you would like to attend.

Time: Choice of morning 10am to 1pm or afternoon 2 to 5pm

Duration: 3 hours

Age: The attendee must be over 18.

Maximum no of persons per class: 5 – The class sizes are small, no more than 5 persons, this is to give each of you individual time to talk over areas of your work and offer support and guidance.

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.
If you wish, we have an option for you to buy boards from Studio and can supply the use of Studio materials. This can be selected from the drop-down list above (scroll to the bottom).

  1. 6mm thick 50 x 60cm board – €11
  2. 6mm thick 30 x 40cm board – €7
  3. Use of materials to paint your painting when in the workshop – €26
    1. Use of brush
    2. Painting board
    3. Solvent
    4. Plenty kitchen roll
    5. Paint
    6. Tear off Palette sheet


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 and making payment.

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 Oil Painting Class 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’s painting classes 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


“I recently attended some oil painting workshops at the beautiful studio of Emily McCormack at Warrenstown, Kilcock, Co Meath. I enjoyed the workshops very much under the expertise and guidance of the tutor/artist Emily. Emily’s lively good humour was evident as the group of four experimented with techniques and personally I was delighted to watch my images unfold. I had a sense of satisfaction on completion of having learned much. Respectful regard was afforded to each individual participant. I would highly recommend Emily’s coaching workshops for anyone wanting to learn new techniques or improve skills or just to have a really enjoyable creative experience.”

– Helena


Additional information


28 September 2023 Morning (Sold Out), 28 September 2023 Afternoon (Sold Out), 29 September 2023 Morning (Sold Out), 29 September 2023 Afternoon (Sold Out), 19 October 2023 Morning, 19 October 2023 Afternoon, 20 October 2023 Morning, 20 October 2023 Afternoon, 23 November 2023 Morning, 23 November 2023 Afternoon, 24 November 2023 Morning, 24 November 2023 Afternoon, 14 December 2023 Morning, 14 December 2023 Afternoon, 15 December 2023 Morning, 15 December 2023 Afternoon, 25 January 2024 Morning, 25 January 2024 Afternoon, 26 January 2024 Morning, 26 January 2024 Afternoon, 22 February 2024 Morning, 22 February 2024 Afternoon, 23 February 2024 Morning, 23 February 2024 Afternoon, 7 March 2024 Morning, 7 March 2024 Afternoon, 8 March 2024 Morning, 8 March 2024 Afternoon, 25 April 2024 Morning, 25 April 2024 Afternoon, 26 April 2024 Morning, 26 April 2024 Afternoon, 23 May 2024 Morning, 23 May 2024 Afternoon, 24 May 2024 Morning, 24 May 2024 Afternoon, Materials – 6mm thick 50 x 60cm board – €11, Materials – 6mm thick 30 x 40cm board – €7, Materials – Use of studio materials to paint your painting when in the workshop – €26

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