Oil Painting 油画 Trial Class

Oil Painting Trial Class for ALL LEVELS – this is a great opportunity to try Oil Painting! If you are an absolute beginner, this trial class is for you! If you have experience in Oil Painting or other mediums of art but would like to further develop and enhance your skills, our Oil Painting course is for you!

Our Student working on a still-life oil painting. Observe and paint on the spot!

This trial lesson provides an introduction to Oil Painting and guide you on how to approach the subject(s), methods of observation, determining form and composition, basic sketching and methods of modifying shapes/form, and finally starting to apply oils to your canvas through a step-by-step approach!

Working on the details of the oil painting.

As every individual’s pace of learning may be different, but we do our best to cater to your learning speed and preferences, and do note that this is only a Trial class, more will be covered with the 8 sessions Oil Painting/ 12 sessions Oil Painting and other mediums (Art Immersion) / 24 + 2 sessions Oil Painting and other mediums (Art Immersion)/ 48 + 4 sessions Oil Painting and other mediums (Art Immersion) at Visual Arts Centre. We’ll recommend that you choose a course tailored to your objectives and time commitment to learning one or more mediums.

Oil Painting at Visual Arts Centre is for everyone! Adult and teenagers who have no formal art training or experience in sketching/painting may start on this medium. Oil Painting is often compared with Acrylic Painting as both mediums are painted on canvas and look similar once dried. The former – Oil Painting – is a versatile medium consisting of pigments in oil suspension, while the latter – Acrylic Painting – is a water-based, fast drying medium which has a plastic-like texture once dried. Oils as a medium is often mistaken and misunderstood as an extremely difficult and intimidating medium, while Acrylic Painting is preferred for beginners. However, this is a myth! For any learners who would like to learn painting, Oils may offer you so much more due to the versatile nature of the medium that offers plenty of variations in styles, brushstrokes, techniques that can be applied with Oil painting!

As the oil medium takes a longer time to dry, beginners can practise and pick up the finer intricacies of colour blending, textural exploration, apply wet-on-wet and other oil painting techniques and appreciate this medium as they practise and refine their skills as a painter.

About The Oil Painting trial session:
This 2 Hour 15 minutes session quickly introduces you to Oil Painting. Suitable for beginners or those in need of a refresher back to oil painting.

You will be taught to observe and paint from still-life compositions, and experience a first class of our Oil Painting course, which is available as a full course of minimum 8 sessions to 48 sessions, suitable for all levels, with instruction and guidance tailored to the individual during practise from our professional art teachers.

Fee: $48
all art materials & refreshments complimentary

For more information about our full oil painting course, please click here: https://visualartscentre.sg/courses/oil-painting/

To reach Beginner’s Level in oil painting, we recommend that you take up the 8/12 Session art course.

For beginners, you will be exposed to sketching and painting the still-life sets we have set up in our studio. This is a good opportunity to practice your observational skills – looking at perspectives, lights and shadows and observing forms.

Learning the techniques of oil painting

Oil painting still life observation work-in-progress

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To learn to an intermediate / advanced level in oil painting, students are highly recommended to take up the 24/48 session art course. This art course would provide students with sufficient lessons to practice and hone their artistic skills in oil painting at a comfortable pace.

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For our more advanced students, you will get to learn how to paint mesmerizing landscapes and beautiful portraits. We have a selection of still-life bust figures that you can work on as well. Oil painting is a medium that require much time and patience, after learning the techniques of oil painting, students can continue to work harder subjects as such.

Portrait oil painting done by our student.

Student working on the details of her oil painting masterpiece.Students working on oil painting, selecting the landscape of her choice.

Student working on an oil painting of her favorite animal.

Our student with her completed plaster cast.

Course description:


MON 5:00 – 7:15 pm/ 7:30 – 9:45pm

WED 11 am – 1:15 pm / 1:30pm – 3:45pm

THU 11am-1:15pm

SAT 10:30am – 12:45pm / 1pm – 3:15 pm/3:30 – 5:45pm

SUN 10:30am-12:45pm/1pm-3:15pm

Call us at 6255 0711/ 67332155 to book a slot or message us to RSVP your attendance.

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Every MondayWednesdayThursdaySaturday - Sunday, from 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2021


Mon 5pm - 7.15pm / 7:30pm - 9.45pm | Wed 11am - 1:15pm / 1:30pm - 3:45pm | Sat 10:30am - 12:45pm / 1pm - 3:15pm / 3.30pm - 5.45pm

Number of Sessions:

1 Session

Course Fees:

S$ 48


Visual Arts Centre

Terms and conditions:

The trial classes are for one session only.

Interested in this course??

Call us at 6255 0711 / 6733 2155, or email us at info@visualartscentre.sg to enquire / register about this course

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