Painting New Beginnings in Oils with Diana Braybrook

Diana Braybrook

20 Apr - 11 May

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Course : Full Fee - £105 ; Retiree - £90 ; Concession - £70

Class details

Join us for a four week course as we focus on painting New Beginnings. This series of four oil painting workshops is for anyone who loves painting with oil paints, or wants to give them a try.

Wednesdays 10am – 1pm

20 April – 11 May inclusive

Course Fee: Full – £105 ; Retiree – £90 ; Concession – £70

Limited to 9 artists

In this short course we focus on doing a painting using the theme, “A New Beginning”. This theme is open to interpretation in a variety of ways. Springtime is the season of new beginnings and new life, but you might choose to do a painting inspired by a fresh start in life, such as a new love, new home, or a new pastime.

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.

Over the four sessions Diana will

  • show you ways in which some other artists have approached this theme
  • help you plan your themed picture and start painting new beginnings
  • explore ways with you so you feel confident using colours to generate mood
  • show you how to use different painting techniques most effectively within your painting

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting your journey with oil paints, or an experienced artist, this painting in oils course suits artists with all levels of experience.


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 subject – possibly a couple of options
  • Paper & drawing materials for preparatory work – ruler 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: 20 Apr - 11 May
Wednesday 10:00 am
Fees: Course : Full Fee - £105 ; Retiree - £90 ; Concession - £70

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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