Make Your Mark in Oils : develop your painting technique

Diana Braybrook

18 Jan - 8 Feb

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Course: Full £110; Retiree £95; Concession £75

Class details

Do you enjoy painting in oils, or would you like to give it a try? Join us and make your mark in oils during this short course led by Diana Braybrook.

Diana leads a series of four workshops for anyone who loves painting with oil paints, or wants to give them a try. Our studio is a place for you to plan and start a painting; then bring it to fruition with support and encouragement from an experienced oil painter.


10am – 1pm

18 January – 8 February inclusive

Course Fee: Full – £110 ; Retiree – £95 ; Concession – £75

Limited to 9 artists.

In this short course we focus on developing your painting techniques using oil paints. We’ll start with how to paint on a dark background. You choose your subject and led by Diana you will learn how to develop your work.

Over the four sessions Diana will

  • explain some of the mark making techniques that exploit the versatility of oil paint
  • show you ways in which different techniques can be used most effectively within your painting
  • encourage you to experiment with applying paint in different ways
  • help you plan and start a painting

We’ve limited the course to nine participants so that you not only benefit from some personal time with the tutor, but also enjoy peer support. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting your journey with oil paints, or an experienced artist, this course suits painters with all levels of experience.

We look forward to welcoming you on the course and watching you make your mark in oils.


We shall provide the following equipment for each session:

  • Studio easel, chair and small table
  • Non-toxic painting medium
  • Large single use paper palettes
  • Jam jar for holding wet brushes
  • Space on a drying rack to hold one wet painting per artist between sessions

You need to bring the following materials:

  • Sketches/photos of something memorable that you want to paint – a couple of options would be good
  • Paper and drawing materials for preparatory work – ruler is also useful
  • Stretched canvas or board to paint your picture on – maximum size is 594 x 891 mm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
  • Oil paints
  • Brushes, palette knife/s, old sponge, old credit card
  • Rags or kitchen roll
  • Small pot or jar with lid for painting medium (non-toxic medium provided)
  • Baby wipes for messy fingers
  • Plastic bag to take used brushes home for cleaning


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 18 Jan - 8 Feb
Wednesday 10:00 am
Fees: Course: Full £110; Retiree £95; Concession £75

About the tutor

Diana Braybrook

Diana Braybrook trained initially at Camberwell College of Art, London before studying for her degree in History of Art & Architecture at Reading University.

She is currently resident artist at Osterley Park & House, Isleworth where she uses the Garden Gallery in the stable block as her studio and occasional exhibition space. Visitors are welcome to visit her on an open studio day or by prior arrangement.

Diana is also an experienced tutor and has recently stepped down as a tutor at the 4020 club in LB Ealing.

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