Onsite/Online Art Short Course

LONDON OIL PAINTING CLASSES

London's Best Rated Oil Painting Classes


A leader in art education, the Sunny Art Centre has established itself as one of the most favoured destinations to study art in London. The efforts of our tutors ensure that the Centre can continuously deliver new cutting-edge methods and techniques to facilitate our students’ engagement with art, thus cementing the Centre’s first-class reputation in London.

We hold oil painting classes in our central London art school, near Holborn and St Paul's, which among the most popular art courses in London. The beautiful gallery environment, with regular exhibitions on view throughout the year, will provide you with a highly stimulating environment where to learn oil painting. You can choose between our oil courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced.

During your art course, our team of expert fine art tutors will provide you with individual tuition so that you can learn how to handle oil paint and the techniques involved. Their exceptional background from the best art academies in the world means that we can provide you with the highest of standards in London when it comes to art tuition. Our experienced tutors have been teaching art classes for decades and have been teaching art students from all over the world, whether they are beginners, intermediate or advanced.

The limited number of students allowed in each art class (Max 10 students) means that we can provide you with sustained and dedicated attention throughout the art course. You can choose to book our weekdays and weekend art classes (whichever is more suitable for you). Our online booking system (see the 'How Is the Course Structured?' section below) will allow you to book at any time the days and time you wish to attend, so you can choose to learn from your favourite tutors.

Book now to enrol in one of our oil painting courses and begin your journey towards your new creative self.

Live Online Group Art Tuition 


You can attend your art lessons both at our central London art studio or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

Suitability

Our oil painting courses are suitable if you are a beginner with oil painting as well as if you want to refine your art skills at an intermediate or advanced level. Art students can also use our oil painting courses to work on oil painting projects for their art portfolio. Students will also be expected to achieve:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the steps of oil painting techniques
  • Familiarity with the variety of materials and techniques specific to oil painting
  • A solid knowledge of colour values and textural qualities in oil painting
  • The confidence and skills to develop your own style within the medium
  • An ability to approach any subject, be it portraiture, landscape, or still life

HOW DO THE ART LESSONS WORK?

How do on-site lessons work?

  • 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.

How do the live online art lessons work?

  • The live online art lessons follow the same step-by-step structure as the on-site classes. You can attend the lesson on your phone, tablet or desktop. All you need will be the link, meeting ID and password you will receive in your booking confirmation.
  • We teach the fundamental principles and techniques using real objects you find in your house or guidance material that the tutors will give you.
  • For personal demos and guidance, the lesson will be divided into two virtual rooms so that you can have individual tuition during a demo without disturbing the other practising students
  • We recommend using your mobile with a flexible arm so that you can point the camera directly at your canvas/sketchbook while practising. An adjustable arm will allow you to turn the camera and screen so that you can see the tutors’ demo when they need to show you how a technique is executed. Our art materials packs include a flexible phone arm for you.

COVID-19 | On-site lessons policy

To ensure the safety of our students and staff we have implemented the government's Covid-19 policies and advice (link).

HOW CAN WE PROVIDE YOU WITH A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE?

Bespoke Study Plan to Ensure Our Art Course in London Is the Most Suitable for You
During your first art lesson, you will have an introductory session with a dedicated art tutor to help you understand what you will need to focus on, and your skill level. This art lesson allows the tutor to create a personalised Study Plan and art course structure that will be most suitable for you. This Study Plan will provide an overall structure that lays out what you should follow and achieve during your course to maximise your results.

Different Art Tutors from the Best Art Academy
Our tutors designed and created each of our art courses. They are expert, refined art tutors with prodigious backgrounds from the best international academies and universities such as the Royal Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Athens Academy in Greece. Our art tutors have years of experience teaching art students from all over the world. By virtue of  being able to book art lessons taught by different tutors, you can explore different perspectives and approaches on some critical issues covered in this art course. Our tutors work closely together to provide a coherent structure and experience throughout your time here.

Small Groups with Bespoke Art Tuition
We always limit each of our art classes to less than 10 art students, allowing our teachers to work closely with every student and provide individual guidance. According to each student’s Study Plan, during each lesson, the teacher will arrange the most suitable subject for you and will teach each student appropriate techniques.

Flexible Timetable to Let You Choose the Days You Want to Attend
When you purchase a course package (e.g. a 60 art lessons course), it will be transferred to your online account. You will be able to log-in and use your course package to book any available art class at the centre or the live online art lessons (see timetable section below). We have art classes every day, and you can book them at any time. Because you can book the time slots that are most suitable for you, you can also choose your starting date as well.

Flexible Credit System to Save You Money
One lesson will be taken from your package only when you book a class. Therefore, you don’t have to book and use all the lessons immediately, but you can book them as you progress with the art course. The system is just like an Oyster Card; you use as you go.

Our Tutors Will Update Your Progress on Your Account After Each Lesson
After each art lesson, our tutor will leave internal feedback for other tutors to see. This information briefs art tutors from different time slots on your progress, including what you did in the previous art lessons and what you should do in the upcoming ones. Therefore, even if you leave for a holiday break, when you return, all your progress history will be saved there for our tutors to use to resume your art lessons.

Manage Your Bookings from Your Online Account
You can easily cancel, reschedule and book your art lessons all from your online account. Please note that we have a 48H cancellation and reschedule policy. We recommend booking art classes at least 2 days or earlier to guarantee enough availability of seats and to give you enough time if you need to reschedule/cancel the session.

ART MATERIALS PACKS

Using the right art materials playing an essential role in the art course.  You can prepare your art materials by yourself from this list, to avoid the trouble of mistakenly purchasing the wrong art materials. Our art tutors have designed a variety of drawing and painting art materials packages specifically for our art courses with promising quality. They contain all the necessary art tools that you will need to use during the art lessons. You can pre-order online in the checkout page, or via this link: Art Material Packages.

STUDENT ONLINE ACCOUNT

Every student has a personal online account. Once you sign up for a course, your course lessons will be added to your online account. You can log in or sign up for a student account after clicking Book Now under your preferred course. The online account allows you to:

1. Check the course timetable and book the time slots of lessons you want to attend.
2. Book the classes with your preferred tutors.
3. Manage your existing bookings and check your booking history.
4. Receive confirmation emails and text messages with reminders about your bookings.

3 MINS TO SIGN UP THIS ART COURSE ONLINE

Once you sign up for an art course with us, you can choose to either attend the group art lessons at our central London art studio or live online art lessons – a unique option to learn leading art tuition in-person or remotely.

Step 1. Purchase your preferred art course from this page below by clicking on the Book Now button.

Step 2. The Login/Signup pop-up window will appear after clicking on the Book Now button. Signup (new student) or Login (returning student) to proceed to payment as you need an account to sync your order and book your lessons.

Step 3. After payment, the system will redirect you to your Online Account to book your preferred time slots from the timetable for your on-site sessions at the centre or live online art lessons.

 You will receive a confirmation email once the booking is confirmed.

Timetable

Live Online Art Lessons(L)        On-site Art Lessons(O)       2hr/Lesson


You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and On-site Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). Online lessons allow a maximum of 6 students per class while 10 for on-site.

Tuesday

4-6pm (L/O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Thursday

4-6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

10am-12pm (L/O)

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Timetable

Live Online Art Lessons(L)
On-site Art Lessons(O)
2hr/Lesson


You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and On-site Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). Online lessons allow a maximum of 6 students per class while 10 for on-site.

Tuesday

 4-6pm (L/O)

 6:30-8:30pm (O)

Thursday

4-6pm (O)

 6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

10am-12pm (L/O)

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)


Choose An Oil Painting Course


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


£1,150 + VAT (£1,500 | save £350)

9-months course

  • 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

40 Art Lessons


£950 + VAT (£1,200 | save £250)

6-months course

  • 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

20 Art Lessons


£600 + VAT

3-months course

  • 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

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


£1,150 + VAT (£1,500 | save £350)

9-months course

  • 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

40 Art Lessons


£950 + VAT (£1,200 | save £250)

6-months course

  • 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

20 Art Lessons


£600 + VAT

3-months course

  • 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

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


£1,150 + VAT (£1,500 | save £350)

9-months course

  • 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

40 Art Lessons


£950 + VAT (£1,200 | save £250)

6-months course

  • 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

20 Art Lessons


£600 + VAT

3-months course

  • 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