Oil Painting Class

Beginners and intermediates alike will love this oil painting workshop.

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 5 (public classes), 1 to 6

label £55 - £75 (£75 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £65 for 2+ guests, £55 for 5+ guests)

A great introductory oil painting session suitable for individuals, couples, and small groups. These classes make wonderful gift experience days for special occasions such as birthdays and are a big hit!

This painting class is at your teacher's house, during bad weather it is indoors, weather permitting it is in the garden. The location is a short and pleasant 11-minute walk from the Kennington underground station.

During this two-and-a-half-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 painting 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.

Save £20 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
Absolute beginner to intermediate level.
What you'll get
All materials are provided to create an oil painting to take home with you.
Suitable for

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

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


South East London

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

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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Ashton Forster Nov 2023

Gordon is an incredible teacher - we covered technical knowledge as well as learning how to use the oil paint and it opened many new creative doors for me! I highly recommend if you have been thinking about it for a long time - you won’t regret it!

Alexandra Ganga Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great teacher, very gentle and explains every technique very clearly. Thank you, see you soon!

Alexandra Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Wonderful teacher! Im really really pleased and grateful. He explained the various techniques very clearly and gently answered all of my many questions. He is very knowledgeable and encouraging. Never painted with oil before and went home with a seascape.
Highly recommended!

Thanks again.

Polina Edmunds Aug 2023

Such an amazing experience. I have previously painted watercolours and my husband is a complete beginner but Gordon was great at making the session accessible and fun for both of us. Gordon also offered us the chance to move the session a day before so that the weather would allow us to paint outside in his beautiful garden. Highly recommended!

Danlin Lyu Jun 2023

The class was taught in the nice garden, a very enjoyable environment for art creation! I spent a really good afternoon with the teacher, who is very professional in painting, passionate about art, and patient in teaching. You’ll not only learn skills about painting but background knowledge of artists and artworks. You’ll also learn about all the painting materials. It’s a good way to relax and fully explore your imagination! I’m really looking forward to continuing the lessons!

Evan Millard Jun 2023

Super class and wonderful teacher, the venue was easy to find and everything already set up, highly recommend!

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