Introduction to
Oil Painting


Introduction to Oil Painting

    24 September – 29 October 2016

In this introductory painting course, instructor Anna Edwards will guide participants through the fundamentals of oil painting. With a focus on painting objects from life, this six-week course will provide participants with instruction in technique, colour theory, and other foundational strategies. Edwards breaks down the painting process into simple steps to make it accessible for every student, regardless of their experience. For this reason, this course is suitable for complete beginners, although more experienced painters will also find it beneficial.

  • Ages 16+
  • $153 ($180 for non-members) + HST



Saturdays, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm


All classes are held at Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, 1306 Lakeshore Road East, located 2 km east of downtown Oakville.

What to bring

Participants are required to provide their own supplies. A list of necessary materials can be downloaded here.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation with a refund must be applied for at least 7 days before your program begins. Refunds are subject to a $15 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins. Please allow 2-4 weeks for refunds by cheque.

Instructor Bio

Anna Edwards is a classically trained portrait artist working in oil and watercolour. Edwards was born and trained in Russia, where she studied the classical methods of drawing and painting at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and the Luga Art School. She is the translator of two highly acclaimed books for artists from Russian to English: "Fundamentals of Drawing" and "Fundamentals of Painting," both by V.A. Mogilevtsev. She is an experienced art educator, regularly developing and teaching courses on oil painting, life drawing and watercolour painting.