Introduction to Oil Painting Online Course at the Turner’s Painting School

(13 customer reviews)


Total course cost is £150.

Secure your place today with a deposit of just £25.



Introduction to Oil Painting Online Course

Total cost is £110. Secure your place with a £25 deposit, timings are 1300 hrs to 1600 hrs Every Friday

The Introduction to oil painting online course at the Turner’s painting school is ideal for the complete beginner or individuals wishing to get back into oil painting, your tutor Marc A Turner will presume you know nothing of painting in oils and you will be guided through the process of painting in oils from the beginning with an introduction to the equipment through to understanding how to use the equipment to create your own masterpiece.

Understanding Oil Colours 

Understanding oil colours is essential to being able to create wonderful paintings with this amazing painting medium, the chosen medium of many of the greatest master painters world wide.

Your Tutor

Marc A Turner has been painting for many years and tutoring for over 20 years, with the desire to help people achieve their dream to create the paintings they love.

Learning to paint in oils

The hardest thing to do in learning to paint in oils, is to make the move to learn the many ways of using this medium, the foundation of oil painting is critical in understanding how to use your chosen medium to create your artwork and masterpieces.

oil painting is one of the most forgiving painting mediums you could ever decide to use but one of the most technical materials to understand, that is why it is essential to get the correct tuition from day one.

Day One

On that note, day one will concentrate on understanding colour and the value of colour so that you will be more comfortable with colour and understand the difference in your choice of colour to create your master piece.

Over the next Three lessons

Over the next three weeks we will be putting all the skills we have learned into practice and developing an amazing painting to be proud of that will look great in your home or as a gift to a friend or to hang in their own home.

The Venue

Turner’s Painting School is located in the wonderful grounds of Walton hall and Gardens.

Due to the current climate all courses will be online.


Additional information


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13 reviews for Introduction to Oil Painting Online Course at the Turner’s Painting School

  1. Marc Turner

    I learned more in this two day course than I have done in ten years of painting.

    Words from one of our students

  2. Judith Booth

    Just had a fantastic weekend learning how to paint in oils. Well pitched at beginner level, covers all the basics in an easily digestible fashion. Marc is a very enthusiastic teacher. I came away with two oil paintings that I was proud of considering I hadn’t painted in nearly 40 years! Highly recommended and I will be back for more lessons.

    • Marc Turner


      Thank you for the wonderful feed back and so pleased that you enjoyed yourself.

  3. Anna

    Cannot rate this highly enough! When I booked on to the introduction to oil painting course I was a bit nervous about how clueless I was! I needn’t have worried. I was instantly put at ease and really enjoyed the course. Marc was fantastic- very informative and patient. I will definitely be booking more of his courses in the future.

    • Marc Turner

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment on our site, it is always good to get feed back and even better when the feed back is as good as your review.
      Thanks again, Marc

  4. Dyllon (verified owner)

    I’ve completed a 2 day beginners’ oil painting course. Having never painted with oils I was a little apprehensive but, I felt instantly at ease within a short space of time. Marc is an excellent teacher and his passion for art is obvious. I feel I have learned a lot in a short space of time. Perhaps even more importantly, I’ve come away with a real desire to paint with oils.
    I hope to attend more of Marc’s classes and would highly recommend him to anyone. He’s very helpful and approachable.

    • Marc Turner

      Thank you for leaving your comments, it was a pleasure to work with you and it will be great to see you again in the future, good luck with your new found hobby and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


  5. Sharon Price (verified owner)

    Well, just had a fabulous two days learning to paint in oils at Tuner’s Painting School. Marc was so friendly and patient I soon felt at ease even though I had never painted with oils before. The studio is located in the beautiful Walton Gardens and I was initially greeted by a nice smile and a cup of tea. Marc is such a good tutor and an outstanding painter and his passion has inspired me to continue painting in oils and practicing the techniques I have learned over the last two days. I will definitely attend more of Marc’s classes and would recommend this course for anyone looking for a beginners course in oil painting.

    Thank you Marc !

    • Marc Turner

      Thank you for the amazing comments, it was lovely to meet you and great to see your progress over the two days.
      Take care and keep up the wonderful work


  6. Ramesh Mallya

    Marc has developed a unique style of teaching oil colour painting for beginners to advanced painters. In the 2- day course he covers a lot of groundwork, providing all materials at an extremely reasonable price and you learn techniques of old masters. I am not aware of any professional artist giving such value for service. He has in-depth
    knowledge pigments, paints, brushes, canvas, techniques perspectives and seeing a picture from one’s mind’s eyes to develop one’s own technique. Besides he has patience which is a virtue.

    • Marc Turner


      It was a pleasure to have you on the course and you did a great job, so pleased that you enjoyed it so much and thanks for the great review its wonderful, Its good to see that you have booked onto the continued learning in values, looking forward to seeing you again.

      Take care, Marc
      Marc A turner

  7. Trevor and Lynne Williamson (verified owner)

    My wife and I have just completed the two day `Introduction to oil painting’ course. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We would recommend it strongly to anybody starting out on the journey as an oil painter. You learn the fundamentals, such as `values’ in painting, the colour wheel, the implications of using cool and warm colours, and are introduced to different styles of painting. Marc is so supportive and helpful throughout the two days, as you try to put his advice into practice. You come away with confidence to have a go at the style of painting you prefer. Being surrounded by Marc’s paintings and those of his students, in such a pleasant setting in Walton Gardens adds to the experience. It is great `value’!!! Now the hard work starts, but at least we have an idea of the basics that underpin any painting.We would like to think it can only get better! Thank you Marc. We will let you know !

    • Marc Turner

      Thank you for the very kind words you have written, they explain exactly what the introduction to oil painting is all about, good luck with your future painting and if in doubt, just shout.

      Regards Marc
      Marc A Turner

  8. Tracey Peacock

    I attended this course last year and I learned far more than I expected. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere and Marc is a really talented tutor with a gift of managing to make everyone understand easily. I would recommend him to any artist at any level. I learned more from him than I ever did anywhere

    • Marc Turner

      Hi Tracey,
      Thank you for the kind words, it was a pleasure to have you in the class, it has also been wonderful to see you continuing to paint.
      I note you have booked onto a further course and it will be great to paint with you again.

      Regards Marc
      Marc A Turner

  9. Josie Clancy (verified owner)

    I attended the ‘introduction to oil painting’ course last Month in October 2019. It was a wonderful 2 days in the gorgeous setting of Walton gardens. I’m a reasonably confident artist but had been very apprehensive about tackling oils! Oil painting is quite an ‘art’ and the technique, to me always looked complicated and difficult. However, Marc went through each step and layer of technique with great patience and took us through the whole process to our finished painting.

    With materials (and coffee!) provided this course is amazingly good value and run by a great teacher – thank you Marc!

    • Marc Turner

      Thank you for the wonderful words, it was lovely to have so many great students on the course and its always great to know that the students feel they have learned something and enjoyed the process.
      Good luck with your future paintings and hopefully we will see you again in the future.

      Regards Marc
      Marc A Turner

  10. Patricia Budd

    Forget mindfulness and meditation, oil painting is how to live in the moment.
    Marc explains the basics of pigment, canvas preparation and brushes. He then has us undertake some basic application techniques whilst explaining colour, values, and how to achieve depth and texture. Once we all get painting we become immersed in colour and light. The time passed inexplicably fast. I came away seeing the sky, the hedgerow, even the concrete motorway bridges as oil painted images. Just two truly informative days and I feel ready to begin a new chapter in life. I hopefully, will be returning to Turner’s Painting School soon and it is comforting that Marc has said that he will respond to any questions if we need advice in the future.
    Do this – it’s like yoga for the soul.

    • Marc Turner

      What a wonderful review, thank you.
      Everything you say is what we aim to achieve, Painting really is good for the soul and all one needs is a small box of basic colours and 3 brushes to get on the way once you have a little understanding of the basics.
      Good luck with your new found passion and most importantly, enjoy.
      Take care, Marc
      Marc A Turner

  11. RAVI LEKKALA (verified owner)

    This two day introductory course to oil painting has been an amazing experience for me. I went to this course as a complete beginner to painting and learnt a lot from Marc. I am surprised with myself about the paintings I have done under Marc’s guidance. I would have never thought I could do them in my life. Marc is very friendly, patient, skillfully and an amazing teacher. I have learnt a lot from him, and am sincerely grateful to him. His passion towards painting and his generousness in sharing his knowledge with us learners makes him a great teacher. I would highly recommend his course to anyone wanting to paint or honing your painting skills.

    • Marc Turner

      It has been my pleasure to have you at the school, your passion to learn is amazing and I have watched you improve in such a short time.
      Thank you for the kind words and good luck with your future and paintings.

      All the best, Marc
      Marc A Turner

  12. Louise (verified owner)

    Fantastic two days – I have learnt so much and enjoyed every minute. Marc explains clearly and demos every stage. The course was so absorbing the time just flew! Thank you

  13. Sarah Stephenson (verified owner)

    Having just completed two fantastic days with a lovely group and a very patient and knowledgeable teacher, Marc, I feel inspired and energised to continue my venture into oils. I’d recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn about how to paint with oils in a fun, relaxed and idyllic setting.

    • Marc Turner


      Thank you for the wonderful review, it is always a pleasure to find that students have enjoyed the courses and felt that they have learned something, it will be lovely to see you again.

      Thanks again, Marc
      Marc A turner

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