Oil Painting Class

Learn to paint using oils with this mobile art class in London!

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 20     label £65 - £85 (£85 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £75 for 2 guests, £65 for 3+ guests)

Want to begin your art journey? Let this oil painting class come to you!

Whether you're a group looking for fun team building activities or wholesome birthday party ideas, or you're simply learning to brush up on your oil painting skills, this art class is the one for you.

During this two-hour session, you'll learn the basics of oil painting and start working on your own piece of artwork.

With clear demonstrations and expert guidance, you will learn to paint by reproducing a painting you like or by creating an original painting using a photo for inspiration.

Along the way, you will discover a range of useful techniques and tips from your talented instructor. New to oil painting? This class is designed for complete beginners! Your teacher will take you through the basics and be there to offer on-hand support throughout the class.

Not only does painting offer a creative outlet but the process of applying oil paints can also be really calming and meditative. During this class, you're sure to feel the many soothing benefits of painting.

At the end of this mobile art class, you'll finish up with a gorgeous oil painting, some new skills and a sense of self-empowerment and achievement!

Save £20 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
Absolute beginners with no art experience at all to advanced students who want to take their art practice to another level!
What you'll get
Your original artwork to take home.
What to bring
All materials will be provided in the session.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hen do.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Your teacher can travel within 6 miles of London

Oil Painting Class location
Your teacher
Lascelles Fine Arts
Lascelles Fine Arts

5.0 (29)

At Lascelles Fine Arts we are passionate about bringing culture into the lives of our students. We believe that art and culture improves the world at large, and the wellbeing of our students in particular.

Practicing an artform changes the way we live our lives and our perspective on the world around us. As the mechanical practice of drawing or painting is mentally challenging, it is beneficial for brain health in the same way physical exercise benefits the physical condition. Practicing sketching helps us become more aware of our environment and sharpens our observational skills. When our daily routine may involve an endless series of stressful obligations arising from being an adult in a demanding modern world, practicing an artform provides us with a meditative experience that may best be described as "Zen". Art creation teaches us to be in the moment, to let go of what we cannot control and focus on what we can practically do in the moment we are in. The page and canvas are analogous to an alternate universe that we create and control; here we are free to express whatever we please. The work we create may never be seen by another human being, and thus it has the potential to be a safe exterior space in which to express whatever we have the need to express, without the fear of judgement from our peers.

Many of our students have small experience with art creation, or none at all. It is our belief that anyone can learn to make art, at any age, even when starting from scratch. Our classes give our students the fundamentals that they need to either proceed with additional instruction, or to confidently practice on their own at the their own speed. The classes are designed to encourage our students to believe in their own ability to learn and progress.

As with everyone else, we had to adapt quickly to the current situation following the start of the first lockdown. By the end of the summer of 2020 we began our first online classes and courses. We did our best to tailor those experiences to the needs of our students and to limit the potential pitfalls inherent in teaching an art class online. Through experience, continuous improvement, and the talents of our dedicated tutors we believe our online classes are as rich in value as any that we can offer in person. Our online classes have the added benefit of offering the opportunity for students from the entire country to engage with high-level tutors without the need to make extended trips to do so.

At the moment, our primary instructor is the British-American painter Gordon Carter. He has 31 years experience with oil painting, 23 years professional experience exhibiting and selling his work, 15 years experience teaching painting and drawing, as well as 10 years of experience curating exhibitions for public institutions as well as privately organizing group showings of various artists. His works are held in public and private collections across Europe and North America. As a professional, he is most passionate about sharing his expertise with his students and encouraging them to confidently believe in their own ability to create and benefit from art.

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Vamini Mepani Oct 2023

amazing class and helpful teacher. class was a great value for money and I learnt a lot.

Lucy Myles Sep 2023

Gordon was brilliant! We all thoroughly enjoyed the class and hope to organise it again. Great advice and tips throughout. My only suggestion would to allow longer for the class, perhaps 3 hours.


Oil Painting Class review by Lucy Myles - London

Daniella Akinsemoyin May 2023

Bought this class for my mum and she loved it. He was a great teacher and looking at the product i'm amazed at how he was able to help her create such a beautiful piece which is just the first coat. Definitely recommend him to anyone thinking about taking the class.

Clémence Rainaut Apr 2023

Gordon was amazing, explaining a lot of theoretical things about oil painting and then guiding us in detail through all the stages, from choosing what we wanted to paint, to drawing the first sketches, to painting the first layer. He also gave us a lot of tips for the future. I highly recommend!

Tara Dankel Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher came to our apartment, which was wonderful. He brought everything we needed to begin an oil painting, including easels and mixing palettes. Neither my partner nor I had every used oil paint before and he taught us everything we needed to know, from composition to mixing to layering. I would definitely recommend it, especially as an at home activity for a couple or family.

Zaineb Lem Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Such a great time ! Gordon shared all the tips for me to have a good experience. I had all the material and precise explanation to work on my choosen design ! I would definitely recommend !

Painting class review by Zaineb Lem - London

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