Introduction to painting

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

In this fundamental class we will show you how to start painting. We will start with materials, basic rules of oil painting and an instructor demo. Oilpaints are not complicated - it's the opposite they are more forgiving than other mediums and you can easily fix errors. You can also take this class with acrylics. For example Golden Open Acrylics. The method and principles you learn apply to all mediums. The only difference is the technique for each medium. But we recommend oil paints.

In the following weeks you will learn different color palettes and you will paint many small paintings with the alla prima method. Meaning wet in wet before the paint has cured. Step by step we will raise the difficulty of subjects and color palettes. Which will optional accordion to your individual learning speed. A instructor will be present at all times to help you with your painting and questions.

Ideally you already have some drawing skills so you can focus on painting during this class. If you are not familiar with things like values, edges and shape design or you are a complete beginner we recommend to take our Fundamental Drawing Class first or along this class.

What you learn

  • Basic materials and rules of oil painting
  • Different color palettes.
  • Paint small alla prima paintings. Still life from object and photo.
  • Portraits from photo and from model.
  • How to practice from home.

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.

Price: €199.001
Level: Beginner
Duration: 6 weeks, each 3 hours
Start: 08. November 2022
Date: Tuesdays 18.00 - 21:00
  • 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.