Working from a live model in the Sketchout studio this course will introduce you to the basics and intricacies of starting to paint portraits in oil paint.

Taught by experienced Sketchout Tutor and professional Portrait Artist Stella Tooth.

You will learn

  • The basics of underdrawing
  • Which brushes to use
  • Underpainting and layering detail in oil
  • Colour Theory and mixing
  • Feature construction
  • Understanding light and form construction
  • Working from a model in real life

Dates and Times

27th – 29th of November 2019

12th – 14th of February 2020

The Course runs from 10 am to 4pm .There will be a break for lunch from 1-1.45. The group will eat together in the breakout space of the studio, lunch is not provided but please feel free to bring your own.

To get booked onto either of the above courses click HERE


The Sketchout Studio, ASC Art House, Grafton Quarter, Grafton Rd, Croydon, CR0 3RP. For logistical information such us how to get here and parking click here.


We will provide paper and charcoal, masking tape, oil painting paper, oil paint, solvent and brushes.

If you would like to work on canvas please bring your own.

Booking and Price

The Price of this 3 day studio based course is £395 including materials. To see dates and get booked in click HERE.

If you have any questions please call or email Rosa on 07883 068 325 /

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given no questions asked on any bookings made until 1 week before the start of the class. No refunds will be given if requested less than 1 week before the start of the class.