Introduction to painting

The fundamentals of painting. Basic materials, palettes and techniques.

In this painting course you will learn step-by-step how to start painting. It starts with material science and some principles of oil painting. You will get to know different colour palettes and paint several small paintings using the Alla Prima method, i.e. wet-on-wet in one layer, as long as the paint has not yet hardened. Over time, you will increase your knowledge of the motifs, the palettes and the complexity - everything is variable, to suit your own learning pace. There is always an instructor present to answer your individual questions.

If you want to avoid oil paints for certain reasons, you can also take part in this course with acrylic paints. For example with Golden Open colours. The principles and methods you will learn work with both oil and acrylic paints. The difference is only in the technique of how you apply the colours. We recommend oil paints.

You should already have some drawing experience for this painting course so that you can concentrate on painting. If you are not familiar with tonal values, edges and shapes or if you are a complete beginner, we recommend that you take our fundamental drawing course first or in parallel.

What you learn

  • small material science and principles of painting
  • different colour palettes
  • form, tonal values and colour temperature
  • small Alla Prima paintings of objects and photos
  • measurement, proportions and composition

Materials for painting

The good thing is you don't need many expensive colors or big fancy canvases to start painting. We will send you a detailed list of materials with buying options.

  • 6-8 paints
  • A handful of brushes
  • Not more than 10 small painting surfaces
  • Painting medium with container and a rug

Group instructions will be in German. And your personal feedback in English.

oil painting of a green apple
Level Fundamentals
Scope 10 or 5 sessions, each 3 hours
Entry Any time
Price €139.00 / €259.00 1

You can use the Fundamentals Ticket flexibly for all classes from our fundamentals program and not only for Fundamentals: Painting. The ticket is valid for 3 months.

  • Still life painting of a small pot
  • Painting of a red bell pepper
  • Oil paints in a box
  • Stil life painting of cup in oil paints
  • Buddha painted in oil
  • Study of an Anders Zorn oil portrait
  • oil painting of a green apple
  • Oil painting brushes
  • Monochrome blue skull study painted with oil
  • Green apple painted with oil paints

Any questions?

If your are not sure if "Fundamentals: Painting" is the right Class for you or if you have general questions about our drawing and painting classes, feel free to send us a message, we are happy to help you find the right class for you. You can also check our FAQ.