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Unleash your inner artist with online oil painting classes. Learn new techniques, explore different subjects, and create stunning masterpieces from the comfort of your own home.

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Online Water - Soluble Oils 401

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the eco-friendly joy of oil painting with water-soluble oils. Learn the techniques of mixing colors and brushwork while creating stunning traditional and contemporary pieces. Say yes to this delicious and non-toxic medium at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

(21) All levels 7 and older
$160

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Online Oil Pastel 101

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the world of oil pastels with this online art course. Unleash your creativity as you learn color theory, blending techniques, and how to create stunning works of art that resemble oil paintings. Perfect for beginners looking for a mess-free and vibrant medium.

(21) Beginner 7 and older
$160

4 sessions

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Dare to Draw, Paint & Create: Advanced Art Class for All Mediums

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Unleash your artistic potential and express yourself through painting in this inspiring online art class. Develop your unique style, master advanced techniques, and create stunning artwork that you will be proud to display. Join a supportive community of fellow artists and receive personalized feedback to enhance your skills.

(638) Advanced 18 and older
$249

4 sessions

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Oil Painting for Absolute Beginners

92nd Street Y

Explore the sumptuous, magical medium of oil. Learn the basics of how to work with oil paint, mix colors, set up a palette and paint what you see. Work from the still life and the figure, and paint in a supportive environment. One semester of Drawing is highly recommended. Supply List: Please Note: There are general items needed for all classes as well as some items that may vary according to your teacher. Please review this list and purchase...

(1083) Beginner 18 and older
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Oil Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Dive into our painting studios to further hone your oil painting skills and artistic voice. In this intermediate/advanced class, students will work on class prompts, individual assignments, and independent projects to challenge their technical and conceptual skills. Classes focus on advanced level representational topics, abstract ideas, and technical application skills to create form, surface, and space. Prerequisite: Two semesters of Oil Painting...

(1083) Intermediate 18 and older
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$690

13 sessions

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Oil Painting Discussion and Critique

Evanston Art Center

Join a supportive community of oil painters to exchange ideas and refine your craft. Embrace the opportunity to share your works in progress and receive insightful critiques from peers. Engage in thought-provoking discussions that enhance your understanding and elevate your artistic practice.

(84) All levels 18 and older
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$215

6 sessions

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Dare to Paint: Beginners Oil Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Oil paints are sumptuous, exciting, and one of the most popular painting mediums used by artists throughout the world. In this intimidation-free total beginner's oil painting class, YOU will: Learn and master the most important oil painting class techniques. Relax, de-stress, and get inspired with encouraging art instruction. Learn to express yourself through oil painting. Explore important painting techniques, such as: color mixing, color...

(638) Beginner 18 and older
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$449

9 sessions

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Beginners Oil Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

NOTE: This is an Online Art Class. Our instructors will work with you over high-quality live video and teach you to make art from the comfort of your home. We will move back to in-person art classes in our art studio when the uncertainties around Coronavirus are resolved. Oil paints are sumptuous, exciting, and one of the most popular painting mediums used by artists throughout the world.  In this intimidation-free total beginner's oil...

(638) Beginner 18 and older
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$129

3 sessions

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Dare to Paint: Beginners Oil & Acrylic Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Discover the beauty and excitement of oil painting in a beginner-friendly online art class. From the comfort of your home, learn important techniques, create stunning paintings, and experience the lasting health benefits of this timeless medium. Unleash your creativity and express yourself through the captivating art of oil painting.

(638) Beginner 18 and older
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$225

6 sessions

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Beginners Oil Painting (Ages 13+)

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Specialty Art Camp for Teens: Beginner's Oil Painting (Ages 13+) NOTE: This is an Online Art Class. Our instructors will work with you over high-quality live video and teach you to make art from the comfort of your home. We will return to in-person art classes while continuing online art classes when the uncertainties around Coronavirus are resolved. Calling all budding artists who love to PAINT! Join NYC's #1-rated art studio, The Art Studio...

(638) Beginner 13 - 18 years old
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$199

4 sessions

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Oil Painting, Old Masters Technique

Art School of SF Bay @ Virtual Classroom

Master the art of creating glowing skin, soft shadows, silky hair, and unforgettable eyes using a traditional oil painting technique from the XVII century. Unleash your creativity and learn to transform your work from a grisaille underpainting to mesmerizing glazes. Join us at the Art School of SF Bay and discover the secrets of the Old Masters.

(5) All levels 13 and older
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$255

7 sessions

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Old Master Oil Painting Course (6 Sessions)

7 Fine Arts @ Live Interactive Online

Refine your oil painting skills through a comprehensive exploration of brushwork, glazing, layering, and detailing techniques. From setting up your studio to adding final touches, learn to bring depth and luminosity to your artwork under expert guidance.

(1) All levels 11 and older
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$240

6 sessions

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Dare to Create: Advanced Drawing & Oil/Acrylic Painting

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

Express yourself, develop your artistic style, and deepen your artistic journey in this inspiring online hybrid drawing & painting class. In this online class, each artist will receive personalized instruction, one-on-one feedback and tailor-made guidance based on subject matter that are individually selected according to your needs, interests and materials you enjoy the most. Bring your artistic technique, authentic self-expression and exploration...

(638) Advanced 18 and older
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$149

4 sessions

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Open Oil Painting (Online)

Legaspi Art School @ Virtual Learning

General oil painting class open to all levels. Each art student will have their own customized and personalized painting experience while working along with like minded folks in a class setting.  The instructor will offer instruction in oil painting, composition critiques, demonstrations and advisement to assist in the creative endeavor from concept to execution. Please email for more information.

(9) All levels 16 and older
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Adult: Beginner Oil Painting

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo

Get set up with the basics and learn how to use the vibrant medium of Oil Paint to create beautiful finished canvas pieces in this awesome online beginner’s class. Oil Painting is a longer process, the colors are more vivid, the paint remains wet for longer, allowing you more time to manipulate your work. In our class course create an original finished painting or multiple paintings as you benefit from week-to-week tuition from an experienced...

(185) Beginner 18 and older
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Oil Painting Classes Online are rated 4.5 stars based on 2,026 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Beginners Oil Painting

    Anonymous review on 4/2/2020
    Absolutely loved this course. Chris was a really great tutor. He gave you the space to paint and then was there to guide, advise, encourage and suggest techniques to enrich your work. My son and myself stated the class in the studio but due to the Virus we had to shift classes to on line. The class didn’t skip a beat! Well done for making this so seamless. I will definitely be back for more!
  • Beginners Oil Painting

    Reviewed by Jayne R. on 4/2/2019
    Jake is the best art teacher around. He is nice, helpful, and a terrific artist himself.
  • Beginners Oil Painting

    Reviewed by Christine A. on 1/16/2018
    James was great! He was able to distill more complicated techniques and concepts into easy to follow examples and explanations.
  • Beginners Oil Painting

    Anonymous review on 1/24/2017
    Andy was such a great spirit! He helped me not just with technique but to express myself. Great class!

Discover the Best Oil Painting Classes Online

Oil painting is the process of painting with a mixture of powdered pigments and drying oil. The combination of these two ingredients forms oil paint. The type of oil used in oil paint impacts the consistency of the paint as well as the color. 

Oil paintings take a long time to dry compared to other painting styles. This allows mistakes to be fixed more easily than other styles allow for. The wet-on-wet technique used when oil painting involves applying a new layer of oil paint on top of still-wet layers. This lets you make last-minute adjustments to your work because the paint hasn’t dried. 

Oil painting is a highly respected and popular form of painting. A wide range of colors is available to use in oil painting thanks to the color mixing process. Oil paints are also considered easy to use and fade much slower than art mediums. 

Why You Should Learn Oil Painting Online

Oil painting is easy for beginners to learn. Its slow-drying time allows painters to fix mistakes long after making them. It is a great skill to learn for those looking to practice their patience. Like most forms of painting, oil painting requires fine attention to detail and a high degree of concentration. 

Oil painting is a good way to help regulate your emotions. Painting is considered a therapeutic activity that can help reduce anxiety, depression, and stress. It’s also a good way to boost your self-confidence and self-esteem as you work on creating a piece of art that you can be proud of and showcase to others. 

Some of the most famous paintings in the world are oil paintings. Oil paintings are thus more sought after by collectors than other types of paintings. If you work hard enough at learning the fundamentals of oil painting and practice plenty, you may be able to sell some of your own paintings. 

Virtual Oil Painting Classes 

If you can’t make it to an in-person oil painting class you might consider looking into online oil painting classes on CourseHorse. Virtual classes in oil painting are taught across the US and available to you online. 

Classes are available in a variety of topics, like the basics of oil painting and how to safely work with oil paints and solvents. Classes can also be found at all skill levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. These classes eliminate the need to commute and instead let you take the class in the comfort of your own home or office. 

Virtual classes typically require participants to fulfill a supply list. Necessary materials for an oil painting class will usually include paints along with a canvas and other tools. Class instructors provide their participants with a supply list ahead of the class. These items may be found at your local art or craft store. You can check online for items that are difficult to find. 

Pastimes for a Lifetime offers a variety of oil painting classes, including an Oil Pastel 101 course. This beginner class is perfect for learning the basics of color theory and the chemistry behind color mixing. In this class, you will learn how to blend and apply shades, tints, and color mixtures. There is a prerequisite for this course, Intro to Drawing, as well as a supply list for you to fulfill ahead of time. 

If you’re interested in learning about water-soluble oil paints, a non-toxic substitute for oil paints, Pastimes for a Lifetime also offers a course that teaches the basics of this medium. You’ll learn how to mix water-soluble oil colors as well as brush techniques. 

Advanced oil painters are welcome to take The Art Studio NY’s Dare to Paint: Advanced Oil & Acrylic Painting class. A live online instructor will guide you through advanced-level painting techniques using acrylic and oil paints. Participants can look forward to exploring the subject matter of their choice and pushing the boundaries of their creativity. 

Private Online Group Oil Painting Classes

Is your business or organization interested in scheduling an oil painting class as a team-building activity? Are you and a group of friends looking for a fun weekend activity? CourseHorse offers private painting classes they can deliver to you. 

There are several watercolor classes available for private groups on CourseHorse, including a Virtual Watercolor Workshop focused on the techniques of modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Your live online instructor will teach you the basics of watercolor in this interactive class as you work on a landscape piece inspired by O’Keeffe’s work. The other watercolor workshops offered allow your group to relax while you work on creating a watercolor based on the subject of your group’s choosing. If your group would prefer to learn how to work with acrylic paints, a private Virtual Acrylic Painting class is also available through CourseHorse.

If your group is interested in a class that is not currently offered by CourseHorse, you can reach out to them through the contact form on their website. They’ll work with you on finding or creating a class that works for your group’s interests and needs. 

All supplies are sent to participants ahead of their session. This includes the paints you will be working with, the required brushes, and paper or a canvas. CourseHorse offers classes that can accommodate large groups. If you’re not sure of your exact group size, you can update them with a headcount up to a week before the class. There are no booking fees and cancellations are free up to two weeks before the class. 

CourseHorse recommends using Zoom to take their classes, but they can also accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. 

Online vs. In-Person Oil Painting Classes

Online and in-person classes each have advantages. These advantages along with your needs should be considered before deciding which course delivery works best for you. 

In-person classes allow for a more hands-on approach to learning. In an in-person class, your instructor can offer in-depth demonstrations and they will be able to answer your questions as you work through the class. In-person classes are also a great way to meet and socialize with those who are also interested in oil painting. Collaboration is much easier when surrounded by those working on similar projects. 

In-person classes aren’t always accessible. If you don’t live near an area where in-person classes are available, or if you can’t work the commute into your schedule, you might want to consider online oil painting classes. Online classes offer a live instructor who will guide you and other remote learners through the class. These classes are offered by studios and schools across the country, exposing you to a variety of instructors and techniques. 

When deciding between taking an in-person or online oil painting class, first assess if there are any in-person classes in your area. If so, consider how the class would fit into your schedule. You should also determine whether you will be able to procure the necessary supplies for an online class. If you can’t, an in-person class that supplies all or most materials may work best for you. 

Can I Learn Oil Painting for Free Online?

You can get started on your oil painting journey through free online tutorials and guides in oil painting. Artists love to share their experiences and methods with each other. With the right research, you’ll be able to learn the basics of oil painting online. If you’re looking for additional instruction or someone to answer your questions, a class with an expert instructor is a quick and in-depth way to learn oil painting. 

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