The OPEN Oil Painting Studio

Diana Braybrook

10 Nov - 8 Dec

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD


Class details

Would you like to develop your oil painting skills and move your artistic practice to a new level? We’ve created a place where you can create and paint. So, why not join the OPEN Oil Painting Studio and develop your skills in a friendly and supportive environment?


10am – 1pm

10 November – 8 December inclusive

Block Booking Fee: £100

Limited to 12 artists

Why join our studio? Our oil painting studio is

  • a place where you can work on your own subject under the guidance of an experienced oil painter and tutor
  • somewhere you can paint in the company of other like minded artists and benefit from peer support
  • grouped into blocks of five week sessions
  • a place where you have time to plan and develop your painting before bringing it to fruition

Experienced oil painter and tutor, Diana Braybrook, leads the studio. She sets a topic/theme for each block so you can focus on a particular technique and continue to develop your artistic practice in a controlled and enjoyable manner.

You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the OPEN Oil Painting Studio, but you do need some painting/drawing experience. You will get more from it, if you’ve some experience in painting with oil paints and enjoy painting under your own steam. We limit the number of artists in the studio to twelve which increases the opportunity for discussion and personal tuition.


We shall provide the following equipment for the workshops:

  • 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
  • Refreshments

You need to bring the following materials:

  • A couple of ideas for your painting, plus your own sketches/photos to use as a starting point
  • Paper & drawing materials for preparatory work – ruler also useful
  • Stretched canvas or board to paint on – maximum size is 594 x 891 mm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
  • Oil paints, brushes, palette knife/s
  • 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: 10 Nov - 8 Dec
Thursday 10:00 am
Fees: £100

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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