These are all examples above of student oil paintings from my classes at The Schoolhouse for Art. Some finished, some in progress, some from total beginners, and others from those already with painting experience.
The first thing I’d like to say is that I genuinely believe that anyone can learn to paint, and that it’s not just for a select chosen few who show early natural talent. Over the years I’ve seen again and again how complete beginners can achieve great results from even a short batch of classes.
With this in mind, both beginners and more advanced painters are welcome within my classes. It could be that you’ve never painted or drawn in your life, but have always just fancied giving it a go. Or maybe in your school days you always loved art, but got sidetracked by life and now have been looking for an excuse to get back into it. Or perhaps you have been expressing your creativity for years through some other medium, drawing, watercolours,or acrylics, but oil paints always seemed a little daunting. Or maybe, you are already an experienced oil painter, or an aspiring one, but still recognise a few weaknesses that could be improved upon with some professional guidance.
If any of these sound familiar this class could be for you, and if you’re still on the fence why not try persuade a friend or two to sign up as well; That way you can not only motivate each other along the way, but have more fun doing it.
As for how the class actually works. You and every other student, will choose, and bring along to the class, a photo reference to paint from. And thus as everyone will have a unique project, I’ll offer unique individual instruction to each student as we go, circulating around the room with tailored observations, tips and advice, and sometimes hands-on demos where needed.
I hope that might have inspired you to consider joining my classes for a while, or indeed inspired you to paint anyway.
If you've any questions, feel free to send me on an email at email@example.com
All the best,
PS. I have a mailing list for my classes to update people on what's happening so if you're interested just email me and I can add you to the list.
Above are a few examples of some of the oil paintings I've done over the years.