Oil Painting Classes for beginners and experienced painters wanting to learn how to paint in oil


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fLEXIBLE oil painting Classes, workshop themed

If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.

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Experienced, Professional Tutor familiar with OFSTED requirements

No large up front course payment and No Gimmicks. This workshop is Learning Focused

Person centred  tuition with individual attention

Single sessions week to week to fit your Availability, Time Table and Pocket !

Develop your personal style - paint the way you want to paint

 first timer?

we supply oil painting canvas paper for the first exercise to Give you a good grounding in the basic skills.


(i)   Begin with a basic introduction to colour theory,  primary, secondary and tertiary mixing.

(ii)  Experiment with grey scale painting

(iii)  Practise tone and colour value

(iv)  Become familiar with the application and feel of oil, painting

(v)   Experiment further by developing what you have already learnt by either practising more of the same or having a go at a painting yourself on your own canvas.  Its up to you! 


(i) You will be able -to get on with your own work, defining and redefining your style, picking up where you have left off, developing your skills base.

(ii) Your style may be -abstract, expressionist, naive or anything else, whatever I will adapt my teaching style to your individual need. 

(ii)  You will paint -  either a Studio Still Life or copy one of the many images we can supply or you have brought yourself.

(iv) I will - continually be interacting with you, passing on tips, setting challenges and learning objectives.

(v) You may - complete a painting in the one class or be working on one over several classes or at home.

(vi) We will -  work together to develop your unique artistic style and creative strength with  Form and Prospective will fall into line whilst we develop these skills

 (vii) My Aim is For You  to develop a strong sense of self confidence, aided with a strong grounding and the knowledge that your painting is a positive appreciation of how you want to express and present your art style. 


All materials provided except canvas. Please bring canvas maximum size 12ins (30cm).

Please wear casual clothes or bring an apron to protect your clothing.

Please note the classes taking place in Kingston will run for 3 hours (to accommodate a larger number of attendees).
















Twickenham - Kingston Upon Thames -  Wimbledon

Sunday's in Kingston - Friendly and focused, lively experience of about twelve

Weekday Studio Wimbledon - Smaller and more intimate,  maximum number of four - almost personal tuition for attendees.


Learn to Paint With Allan Storer's Flexible, Person Centred Style

Did you know?

(i) Picasso said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a life time to paint like a child.”

- its true!---The artist has to go beyond the technical aspects of art and free their imagination to paint beautiful and exciting paintings with a purpose.

Van Gogh like many others did.

(ii) There are no mistakes in painting ---

(ii) Perfection is an obsolete term.

we all have different ways of seeing and deserve to be equally valued " 

 Creativity Requires PMA   positive mental attitude

- new ideas, an ability to resolve problems and challenge the "norm" with a willingness to go in the opposite direction of standardisation-

WHY ?   because prescriptive and structured goal orientated tasks, necessary on the production line are the antipathy to creativity. 

Without rebels, there would be no progress.  All artists know immitation is a formulaic procedure at the expense of originality and what is going on inside us.

Words of Comfort  All the Greats,   particularily 20th.Century Modernists, such as Cezanne, Picasso, Monet, Matisse Van Gogh and so on, have followed their own direction,  all at some time or other banned from academic Institutions, their work denegrated as offensive or pure rubbish. Monet and Van Gogh are prime examples. Surrealist Marcal Duchamp's positon was,  "I created it and I say it is Art, --- so it is Art " 

My useful advice for learners. "With a sound knowledge of the basics there are no mysteries and no mistakes", he says," painting is a progressive learning curve, every problem just part of the pathway to self development and your own style."

Running a Group ?

I also give talks on Surrealism to groups and Art Societies.