OIL PAINTING COURSES

Beginner I Intermediate I Advance Level

Sunny Art Academy I Covent Garden

OIL PAINTING COURSES

Beginner I Intermediate I Advance Level

Sunny Art Academy I Covent Garden

London's Best Rated Oil Painting Courses

Join our sought-after oil painting classes at our Covent Garden art school, positioned among the most coveted art courses in London. 

This comprehensive oil painting course is dedicated to the study of fundamental principles inherent to the old masters oil painting techniques. The curriculum delves into a nuanced exploration of traditional, formal, and conceptual dimensions, coupled with the practical mastery of techniques. Topics covered include impasto, glazing, chiaroscuro, monochrome painting, limited palette utilization, Colour mixing methodologies, proportional considerations, tonal and formal intricacies, Colour temperature modulation, compositional principles, as well as the understanding of dimensional space and perspective.

Participants will engage perceptually with diverse subject matters, ranging from still life studies to landscape depictions and portraiture. This structured and rigorous program aims to cultivate a profound understanding of the intricate facets of oil painting, equipping participants with the skills to articulate their artistic vision with sophistication and depth.

Study with the World-leading Art Tutors

Our team comprises world-leading artists and art tutors, each with educational backgrounds from prestigious institutions such as Central Saint Martins College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art, Slade School, and Royal Academy of Art in London, École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Athens Academy of Art in Greece, and the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence. Trained to proficiently work across various media and subjects, our expert art tutors continuously introduce cutting-edge methods and techniques. This commitment ensures our customers' sustained engagement with art, solidifying the Centre's first-class reputation in London.

Timetable

We have a rolling timetable every week, you can start your course at any of your preferred time

  • Tuesday to Friday:
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm   6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday:
    9:00 am - 11:00 am   11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tailored Oil Painting Courses for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

BEGINNER

Embark on our Beginners course for a comprehensive initiation into the chosen medium. Geared towards those with no prior experience, this course provides a meticulous exploration of fundamental aspects, such as colour mixing, tool utilization, and easel setup. Our structured curriculum ensures a focused progression, offering each student personalized guidance from the tutor.

INTERMEDIATE

Tailored for students with substantial prior knowledge or those who have completed a Beginners’s course  at the Sunny Art Centre, our Intermediate courses provide a less rigid structure. Adapting to the class's needs and desired directions of advancement, these courses facilitate skill enhancement and foster critical discussions surrounding produced works.

ADVANCED

For those possessing extensive knowledge in the medium, the Advanced courses are an ideal choice. Independence in work and the ability to engage in critical discussions about your creations are expected. Our Advanced courses encompass specialized Masterclasses for further skill refinement and exploration.

About Sunny Art Centre

As a leader in art education, Sunny Art Centre has become a preferred destination for studying art in London. Our dedicated art tutors consistently introduce cutting-edge methods, solidifying the Centre's first-class reputation. We have conducted art workshops and drawing and painting courses for prestigious institutions including the National Gallery, Royal Academy of Art, Southbank Centre, BBC, ITV, and more.

Who Can Apply This Art Course

This art course is open to all art lovers, over the age of 16. 

Small Groups with Bespoke Art Tuition

Experience bespoke art education in our small-group courses led by expert fine art tutors with international acclaim. Benefit from personalized guidance in mastering oil painting techniques, delivered by tutors with decades of global teaching experience. With a maximum of 10 students per class, enjoy sustained attention and flexibility with weekday and weekend options. Book effortlessly online to learn at your convenience from our esteemed tutors.

  • Each course follows a step-by-step structure to cover the necessary concepts and techniques according to your chosen package
  • For each lesson, your workspace will be set-up for your arrival, and the tutor will have your specific subject prepared for the lesson
  • You will receive group or individual demonstrations plus one-to-one expert guidance during the lessons. At the end of each class, your progress is recorded.

Enjoy a Flexible Timetable Tailored to Your Schedule

With our course packages, such as the 60 art lessons option, convenience is at your fingertips. Your purchased package seamlessly integrates into your online account, granting you the freedom to log in and book any available art class at our centre or join live online art lessons (refer to the timetable section below).

Our art classes run daily, offering you the flexibility to book at any time that suits your schedule. Take control of your learning journey by selecting the time slots and starting date that align with your preferences.

Contact

A: Sunny Art Academy, Covent Garden, Kemble St, London, WC2B 4AN
T: 020-86165990
E: info@sunnyartcentre.co.uk
Office Opening Hours: 10 am - 6 pm (Mon - Fri)

CHOOSE YOUR ART COURSES

Sign Up for an Art Course Online in Just 3 Minutes!

1. Choose Your Course: Click 'Book Now' below to select your desired oil painting course.

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3. Process the payment and use your account to book your lessons either at the center or live online. (One-to-one courses are booked at mutually convenient times, so email us or use the online chat to book your first lesson).

Your Student Online Account:

Once you've signed up for a course, your course lessons (credits) will be added to your online account. Here's what you can do:

  1. Manage Your Schedule: View the course timetable and book your preferred time slots for lessons.
  2. Stay Organized: Easily manage your existing bookings and review your booking history.
  3. Stay Informed: Receive confirmation emails and text message reminders about your upcoming bookings.

Get started now and begin your creative journey with ease!

OIL PAINTING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

50
lessons

This longer beginner’s art course for oil painting will provide you with all the necessary knowledge to begin more complex compositions spanning different genres, be it portraiture, landscape, still life, or life painting, through expanding upon the technical aspects of the previous 40 art lessons.

40
lessons

In the extended beginner art course, students will explore ways of seeing and portraying a variety of subjects while gaining confidence in the application of oil paint. These art lessons will also include an introduction to the work of old masters. Their technical expertise and compositional achievements will serve to further instruct and inspire art students.

20
lessons

This art course will include a basic introduction to techniques and materials as students work towards creating an ‘underpainting’, allowing them to get to grips with the basics of oil paint application. As their confidence grows, art students will become further acquainted with a range of paint application techniques, as well as colour mixing. Over the course of completing a painting, students will cover the fundamental techniques of oil painting, which they are encouraged to develop through an intermediate art course.

How to book?

50 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Art Lessons (2 hours each) 


50 Art Lessons


£1,265 + VAT (£1,415 | save £350)

11-months expiry
Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Introduction to oil painting techniques
  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • Develop underpaintings
  • Understanding the different applications of oil paint
  • Oil paint colour mixing
  • Focus on Old Masters
  • Approaches to new subject matter and genres
  • Compositional techniques

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


40 Art Lessons


£1,045 + VAT (£1,295 | save £250)

9-months expiry
Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Introduction to oil painting techniques
  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • Develop underpaintings
  • Understanding the different applications of oil paint
  • Oil Paint colour mixing
  • Focus on Old Masters
  • Approaches to new subject matter and genres

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


20 Art Lessons


£660 + VAT

5-months expiry
Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Introduction to oil painting techniques
  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • Develop underpaintings
  • Understanding the different applications of oil paint
  • Oil Paint colour mixing

Art Materials not Included

Recommended Materials: Oil Painting Pack

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now

Book Now

Book Now

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OIL PAINTING COURSE FOR INTERMEDIATES

50
lessons

The full art course for intermediate oil painting will expand upon the techniques, tools, and materials covered in the first 40 lessons, as well as introducing the student to ‘alla prima’ painting. Oil painting is an art to be developed over a lifetime of practice, and we recommend serious students to commit as much time as they can to learning under the expertise of our art tutors. A full intermediate art course will also help you complete to a high finish a number of projects for your portfolio, be it for academic or professional purposes.

40
lessons

This extended art course caters to those with a deep interest in oil painting, and a desire to take an amateur interest further. Building on a solid foundation, students can push themselves to achieve the effects they desire under the expert guidance of our art tutors. This art course will also allow for the opportunity to explore human anatomy and proportion through the implementation of life painting classes.

20
lessons

Whilst using a full range of oil paint application techniques, our art students will be encouraged to explore and develop their own personal touch and style. The use of a greater range of oil painting techniques, such as impasto and glazes, will be emphasised as students experiment with surface texture. Students will work towards the completion of more complicated projects, concentrating on composition as well as drawing proficiency and oil paint quality.

50 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Art Lessons


£1,265 + VAT (£1,415 | save £350)

11-months expiry
Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Explore impasto and glazing techniques
  • Manipulate textures and surfaces
  • Compositional focus (with emphasis on preliminary drawing proficiency and paint quality)
  • Implementation of life drawing studies (focus on how to depict the human body with life models)
  • Studies of proportion
  • Introduction to ‘alla prima’ painting
  • Introduction to how to build a body of oil painting work

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


40 Art Lessons


£1,045 + VAT (£1,295 | save £250)

9-months expiry
Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Explore impasto and glazing techniques
  • Manipulate textures and surfaces
  • Compositional focus (with emphasis on preliminary drawing proficiency and paint quality)
  • Implementation of life drawing studies (focus on how to depict the human body with life models)
  • Studies of proportion

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


20 Art Lessons


£660 + VAT

5-months expiry
Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • Explore impasto and glazing techniques
  • Manipulate textures and surfaces
  • Compositional focus (with emphasis on preliminary drawing proficiency and paint quality)

Art Materials not Included

Recommended Materials: Oil Painting Pack

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now

Book Now

Book Now

Book Now

OIL PAINTING COURSE FOR ADVANCED

50
lessons

Our most comprehensive series of lessons, this professional-level package will equip the student with both a full portfolio of works and a great deal of technical knowledge. We offer a course structure that will focus on the areas of your interest whilst seeking opportunities to expand your knowledge and enrich your working process. Historically the richest of artistic mediums, oils offer almost unlimited possibilities to the inquisitive artist.

40
lessons

We highly recommend this extended course of lessons to those wishing to take an invested interest in oil painting to a higher level. A focus on paint quality, distinctive brushwork and cohesion of style defines this course, as the student gains the confidence to approach any subject with style and technical proficiency.

20
lessons

Our advanced art classes in oil painting are structured around the needs and interests of the individual student; art tutors will offer bespoke teaching to students wanting to experiment with varied media for the creation of a range of painterly effects as well as those with an established style looking to fine-tune their technique.

50 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Art Lessons


£1,265 + VAT (£1,415 | save £350)

11-months expiry
Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • How to develop and establish a mature personal style
  • Explore new ranges of oil painting techniques and painterly effects
  • Approach to complex compositional arrangements
  • Develop a distinctive brushwork and cohesion of style
  • Focus on paint quality
  • Develop confidence in approaching any subject with style and technical proficiency
  • Focus on personal project and expansion/ refinement of existing body of work

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


40 Art Lessons


£1,045 + VAT (£1,295 | save £250)

9-months expiry
Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • How to develop and establish a mature personal style
  • Explore new ranges of oil painting techniques and painterly effects
  • Approach to complex compositional arrangements
  • Develop a distinctive brushwork and cohesion of style
  • Focus on paint quality
  • Develop confidence in approaching any subject with style and technical proficiency

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now


20 Art Lessons


£660 + VAT

5-months expiry
Enrolment to be completed within 30 days after the purchase

  • How to develop and establish a mature personal style
  • Explore new ranges of oil painting techniques and painterly effects
  • Approach to complex compositional arrangements

Art Materials not Included

Recommended Materials: Oil Painting Pack

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

Book Now

Book Now

Book Now

Book Now

ADVANTAGES

ADVANTAGES

London's Best Oil Painting Course for portrait painting

Tailored Study Plans for Your Artistic Journey

Embark on your artistic adventure with a personalized touch. In your first lesson, engage in an introductory session with a dedicated art tutor who will assess your focus areas and skill level. This initial interaction enables the creation of a bespoke Study Plan, guiding your course structure to maximize results.

Expert Guidance from Renowned Art Tutors

Crafted by expert art tutors with illustrious backgrounds from prestigious institutions such as the Royal Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins in London, our art courses promise excellence. Our tutors, with years of international teaching experience, are committed to nurturing your artistic talent.

Intimate Classes for Individualized Attention

Experience the intimacy of small art classes, limited to fewer than 10 students. Our teachers, in line with your Study Plan, tailor each lesson, offering personalized guidance and teaching techniques suited to each student's needs.

London's Best Oil Painting Course

Flexible Credit System for Cost-Efficiency

Optimize your learning with our flexible credit system. Lessons are deducted only when you book a class, akin to an Oyster Card system. This flexibility allows you to progress at your own pace, booking lessons as you navigate your artistic course.

Transparent Progress Monitoring

Stay informed about your artistic journey. After each lesson, your tutor provides feedback visible to other tutors, ensuring continuity in your progress. Even after a break, your entire history is retained for seamless resumption.

Effortless Management with Your Online Account

Take control of your schedule through your online account. Easily manage bookings, cancellations, and rescheduling. With a 48-hour policy, we recommend booking at least 2 days in advance for optimal seat availability and flexibility.

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ALUMNI'S PORTFOLIO

OUR ART TUTORS

Our tutors have exceptional skills and unparalleled experience when it comes to advising students for their portfolios. they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Central Saint Martins College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Bartlett School of Architecture, and Goldsmith College of Art in London, the Athens Academy in Greece and the Florence Academy of Art. They exhibit their work in the UK as well as internationally, and have appeared in various publications and programs, including those of the BBC. These qualities guarantee the high success rate our students achieve in entering the programmes of their choice.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre or remotely online.

CONTACT US

ADDRESS:
Sunny Art Academy
Covent Garden
Kemble St
London
WC2B 4AN

TELEPHONE:
020 - 86165990

EMAILS

GENERAL ENQUIRES:
info@sunnyartcentre.co.uk

PLAN YOUR VISIT

OPENING HOURS:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 18:00  Sat: 9:00 - 16:00
Sun: Close to the Public

TUBE

Covent Garden: Picadilly Line

Holborn:  Central Line/Picadilly Line

BUSES

Aldwych Kingsway ( Stop F )
Buses: 1,68,91,168,188,N1,N68,N91,N171,SL6

CAR PARKS

Lincoln's Inn Fields Car Park (Open 24/7)
Urban Parking Shelton Street  (Open 24/7)
NCP London Covent Garden (Open 24/7)
Intelli-Park Covent Garden (Open 24/7)

FEEDBACK FROM OUR STUDENTS

Mindy Q

Such an amazing art studio! The tutors are very friendly and professional. The centre has a relaxing and cozy atmosphere. I completely enjoyed my evening course there. I highly recommend Sunny Art Centre to everyone who needs art courses to improve their drawing and painting skills. ____ Verified

Palina Malash

Sunny Art Centre is a great place to improve drawing or painting abilities at any level. The teacher Nicolas whom I had a chance to study with is very professional and supportive! I always enjoy my time at Sunny Art Centre! ____ Verified

Ksenia Blake

Amazing teachers and wonderful atmosphere! Have been in and out for several years and these are definitely the best academic skill classes you can get in London. Also, amazing and speedy service in case of any queries, 100% recommend to everyone! ____ Verified

Safiyah Aba AlKhail

Sunny Art Centre has amazing courses that are really helpful and great tutors that are highly knowledgeable. They understand each student’s individual needs and know how to help them improve. I had a wonderful experience with them. Highly recommended. ____ Verified

Oliver Catoto

The place is really an amazing venue to learn different art classes. They have a very professional and helpful staff. Not to mention their program for all abilities is very useful and learning friendly. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and will definitely come back for more! ____ Verified

Christopher Armstrong

I enrolled my 8-year-old daughter who loves art but needed to learn the correct techniques in order to really flourish. The teachers are all really patient and give her lots of tips and encouragement, so she loves to go as often as she’s able. As a result her skills as an artist have come on

Li Du

Friendly teachers, well suited for my 7 years girl. ____ Verified