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Get Hands on with ... Oils (6 week course, May and June 2021)

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Get Hands on with ... Oils (6 week course, May and June 2021)

The Courthouse Thirsk
Monday 24th May

(£100 for 6 weeks, Mon 24th May - Mon 28th June, inc. materials)

Please note: This event has been rescheduled from its original date due to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you already had a booking, we will have contacted you to confirm your place on these rescheduled dates. If you haven’t heard from us, or have any questions, please do get in touch.

Develop your own visual language by learning how to mix colours, manipulate oil paints and create compositions.

(PLEASE NOTE: These classes are for those who have already been attending the oil course at Rural Arts.)

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. You will be taught how to make colour judgements and put a composition together. 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.

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: These classes are ideal for those who have already been attending the oil course at Rural Arts. Please email if you wish to learn oil painting but have not attended before.

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

Other Info: We do not use physical tickets. Please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.

Oil Course, 24th May - 28th June, 2pm - 4pm, Rural Arts, Thirsk Tickets Available: 0
Ticket 100.00

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.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


Get Hands on with ... Oils (6 week course, May and June 2021)

Get Hands on with ... Oils (6 week course, May and June 2021)
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