online painting course

Painting: Getting Started – Online Course

This online painting course for absolute beginners offers a really relaxing and non-intimidating way of getting started with painting – in the comfort of your own home

On this introductory online painting course you will be exploring your creative side and surprising yourself with what you are able to create when you have a go at painting.  You will have fun in the process, will discover how nice it is to make time to take time out to paint, and find out how incredibly relaxing painting can be.

You will come away from the online painting course feeling inspired and accomplished, having caught the painting bug, and planning what to paint next!

The course starts off by focusing on experimenting and exploring lots of different ways of applying acrylic paint – including printing, using pallet knives and paint brushes, and painted collage.  This approach is all about having a play, being curious, encouraging creative expression and discovering how paint works, and on this part of the course you will produce a whole range of different samples and finished pieces.

Then you will build up to painting one or two final artworks of your choice – which could be absolutely anything from landscapes, animals, flowers or people.  Your artwork will be unique and you will find that all the students on this course will be producing completely different things! 

You can see some examples of work produced by previous students on the course here

Practical details

How long is the online painting course and how does it work?

The course is 6 weeks long and you will need about 2 hours each week to do the painting exercises.  You could choose to do this once a week, or for shorter amounts of time spread across the week.  You have up to 10 weeks to complete the course if you find that life gets in the way during the course!  It is worth noting that you will get out of this course as much as you put into it – the more time you can create for painting, the more you will learn.

What support is provided?

As a student on this online painting course, I will be providing plenty of support via email along the way. As you make your way through the course you can email me with any questions, and with pictures of your artwork for feedback and encouragement. 

What materials will I need?

As part of this course you will receive a box of art materials to help you to get started (which includes a set of acrylic paints, a set of mixed paintbrushes and palette knives, a paint palette, an A4 pad of paper and some glue). 

You will need a pair of scissors (suitable for cutting paper), and all other materials can easily be sourced from your kitchen/bathroom/recycling!

You may also like to buy yourself a pad of A3 cartridge paper, although this is optional. 

What does the online painting course cost and when can I start?

Course cost:  £140

(Please note this course price is for UK students only – if you live abroad and would like to do this course p&p will cost a little more – please email me so that I can arrange this with you directly). 

You can start the course whenever you like!  Simply click the ‘Buy Now’ button below.   (Your online course booking will be processed within 48 hours and your materials posted within 2-3 working days).

You will also need to note when you pay via PayPal which email address you would like your course emails to be sent to, and which postal address you would like your art materials to be delivered to.


Painting: Getting Started – online course