Book a workshop: Get to Grips with Oils 19th – 22th May

by | Apr 26, 2022 | Tuition

Have you have always wanted to try working with oils, but feel daunted? My fun, 4-day, intensive workshop ‘Get to Grips with Oils’ will teach you everything you need to know about using these slippery but extremely satisfying paints.

The first workshop this year takes place Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd May and will provide you with clear instruction, demonstrations and practical exercises to help you master this medium.

Workshop: Get to Grips with Oils

Tutor: Sarah Jane Brown

Duration: 4-day workshop

Date: Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd May 2022

Time: 10 am – 5 pm (Lunch 30- 40 mins starting at around 1 pm)

Max places: 10

Cost: £385 per person

You will gain:

  • an understanding of how ‘oil’ behaves differently than other types of paint and how to control it
  • a range of oil painting techniques, including; staining, glazing, impasto, and sfumato (fine blending)
  • the confidence you need to paint with this rich and rewarding medium and the knowledge to approach it fearlessly!

NB: Some painting experience is advisable for this workshop!

PLEASE NOTE: We will be using low odour solvents and other solvent based materials during this workshop so if you have any health concerns or are unsure about anything please contact us for a chat before booking!


Arrive at 9.45 a.m. for coffee and chat

10.00 am start


Welcome & Housekeeping

Some short sketches outside weather permitting

A mixture of demonstration and practise/exercises

Break for lunch:

A light lunch is provided or bring your own if you prefer

(Tea and coffee available through out the day)


A mixture of demonstrations and practise/exercises

Final Group Discussion

Pack up

All materials and equipment are provided but if you have your own items you would particularly like to use, or a personal sketchbook/notebook, then feel free to bring them with you.

Get to Grips with Oils takes place in my spacious and well equipped studio in the heart of the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. All materials and equipment are provided and included in the cost so all you need to do is turn up with a willingness to learn and have fun! A complimentary light lunch and refreshments are available throughout each day.

There’s lots of information on my Tuition page, plus some FAQs and T&Cs to read for further details. If you have any questions or special requirements, please get in touch.

SJB Fine Art Studio is located just a mile or so from Newgale Beach, close to the popular village of Solva and Britain’s smallest city of St. Davids with its historic buildings and stunning scenery. There is plenty of local accommodation to suit every taste and budget.

PLEASE NOTE! My Get to Grips with Oils workshop will also run on 11th – 14th August!

Here’s the full list of workshops for 2022:

Spaces can fill up quickly, so remember to book your dates in good time!




Passionate painter and tutor. Expressive work inspired and informed by the Welsh coastal landscape. Lover of light, space, optimism and sensitivity.


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