Learn step by step techniques and tips to create an oil painting with experienced tutor and practising artist Annette Dickison. Oil paints can be made water-mixable, odourless, non-toxic and pleasant to use. Work on projects of your choosing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Suitable all levels, beginner to advanced. This is a 9-week class. To Annette, painting is about the use of light regardless of the subject matter. In her oil paintings she applies the dark colours first and works towards the lighter tones, this creates contrast and perspective. She is intrigued by the way a flower is illuminated when backlit by the sun, or how any subject can be transformed by the light. She is aware that colour creates the mood and evokes an emotional response in the viewer.