Painting Portraits in Oils for Beginners

01 August — 02 November 2018

Workshop with Francesca Currie RBSA

Following the popularity of her one-day courses, we have introduced a two-day version for 2018!

Receive an introduction into portrait oil painting by learning about the basic palette, how start a painting, facial proportions, and how to bring life to a portrait.

This workshop is designed for beginners but suitable for intermediates seeking a ‘refresher’.

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For more information, download the course outline from the upper-right of this page.

Booking essential

To book please contact the gallery on 0121 236 4353. Payment can be made in cash or by card or cheque. Cheques are to be made payable to RBSA.

Places are limited to 10 students per workshop. Allocation will take place on a first come first served basis, subject to receipt of full non-transferable and non-refundable payment.

The RBSA Gallery reserves the right to withdraw the course. In this eventuality, you will be notified and fully refunded.


£110 per person
£100 for Friends of the RBSA, Members & Associates, and full-time students

A valid student ID must be provided to receive a student discount.

Price includes cost of model.


11.00am - 4.30pm (with 40 minutes break for lunch)

Key Dates

  • 2 Days
    01 August — 02 August 2018

    Workshop with Francesca Currie RBSA

  • 2 Days
    01 November — 02 November 2018

    Workshop with Francesca Currie RBSA