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An Introduction to Oil Painting (6 week course)

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An Introduction to Oil Painting (6 week course)

Rural Arts Thirsk
Monday 7th October

£90 for 6 weeks

These small friendly classes will give individual attention and guidance to enable everyone to develop at their own pace to enjoy and get the most from lessons.

Jennifer will guide you through every stage of drawing and painting from direct observation to enable you to develop your own visual language. 

The course will introduce you to colour mixing, suitable surfaces and getting used to manipulating oil paint.

Jennifer will teach you how to make colour judgements and put a composition together and through a series of painting projects those skill will be reinforced and will give you the confidence needed to enjoy and to get the most out of oil painting.

By the end of the 6 week course you will have produced your own oil painting on canvas.

The course is led by artist Jennifer Cottis who has taught oil painting courses for adults for several years.

Jennifer's drawings, paintings and ceramic sculptures have been exhibited in private and major public galleries across the country including the Mall Galleries London, the New Art Exchange Nottingham and the Usher Gallery Lincoln. She has had solo exhibitions and won several prizes and her work is in private collections in England and the USA.

Jennifer was educated at the Central School of Art and Design in London and won 2 RSA bursaries for design.

Artist Website: / Facebook

Suitable For: No previous experience necessary. The classes are suitable for complete beginners and also those wishing to improve their skills and techniques.

Materials: All materials are provided. Just bring lots of enthusiasm – and perhaps an apron as oil painting can be messy!

Other Info:

  • This course will run on Mondays 1pm-3pm
  • We do not use paper tickets, please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase
  • If you are over 65 and served in the Armed Forces (or completed National Service), you may be able to take part in this activity free of charge. Contact for more information.
Monday 7th Oct-11th Nov, 1-3pm, The Old Courthouse, Thirsk Tickets Available: 0
Ticket 90.00

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

An Introduction to Oil Painting (6 week course)

An Introduction to Oil Painting (6 week course)
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