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What are painting classes?

In a nutshell, painting classes are short academic courses intended to inspire and build your confidence in the art by providing a broad knowledge of the skills and methods of painting at all levels. 

Through group discussions and demonstrations, you will also learn how art has changed through history, the basics of painting theory and techniques, and how to visually understand the concept of shadow and perspective. 

You will also be familiarised with the fundamental principles and styles of painting for assimilating visual compositions. Through this, you will be given the opportunity to create your own paintings inspired by numerous movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, and the Renaissance!

Why study painting? 

If you aspire to become the next Claude Monet, dream of painting this century’s ‘The Last Supper’, or simply love to be creative and have a passion for art, then you should definitely take up a painting course! 

Don’t worry if you’re new to this either, because many of the courses offered do not require any previous knowledge/qualifications, which means that you can be a complete beginner and still be involved! 

Taking a painting class can bring you a step closer to a new and exciting career, or even more importantly, intensify your passion for art.

Why is painting beneficial? 

Numerous health reports claim that painting is highly beneficial to our mental health and overall well-being. A 2015 report published by ‘Health Fitness Revolution’ magazine claims that: 

‘’Painting is not limited to being just an artistic endeavor but also enjoys many health benefits. It’s extremely effective therapeutic and calming techniques, for one, can help increase mental and physical health.’’

As a matter of fact, they also go on to point out several positive advantages to the activity, such as: 

  • Improving concentration
  • Sharpening fine motor skills
  • Strengthing memory
  • Boosting creativity 
  • Improving critical thinking skills
  • Improving self-confidence
  • Creating a positive mindset

Apart from these physical advantages, painting courses are also beneficial in other ways. In addition to helping you complete a substantial number of works and start building your own personal portfolio, a painting course will enable you to:

  • Work with oils, acrylics, and watercolours
  • Use both dry and fluid mediums
  • Paint according to proportions and measurements
  • Use long pose to work on a drawing, oil or acrylic painting for a prolonged duration

Where and how to take painting classes?

Painting courses can be found all over the UK. You can either study in a classroom at an institution, college or university, or you can also choose to study online - whichever suits you best!  

From beginners to professional artists, these courses are open to anyone who wants to give painting a go! They will ignite your sense of creativity and allow you to express yourself in a way that fits within your skill level.


A classroom course will take place at a pre-designated time and location. This is an ideal option for those who prefer hands-on training in an academic setting. 


Online training is an option for those who have a busy schedule and favor flexibility. In this case, individuals can freely participate in the course at their own pace and on their own time, without any restrictions.

How much do painting courses cost?

Our search engine will help you find over 800 remote as well as classroom painting classes. 

From introductory courses to advanced diplomas, you will find anything you might need that ideally suits you! Fees for these courses differ greatly too. Fine art taste on a paint-by-number budget? We have a course at any price point! 

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