LEARN TO PAINT / 9 SESSIONS / TUESDAY/ 09:30-12:30 / 8 JANUARY – 26 MARCH

Learn to paint – course full
Dates: Tuesday 8 January – Tuesday 26 March
– please note there are no sessions on 5 + 26 February + 5 March
Time: 9.30-12.30
Venue:  The Fine Art Room – Ealing Broadway (see below for venue info)
No of sessions: 9 studio sessions + 1 research trip:  Central London gallery visits
No. of students:
  6
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella


THIS COURSE HAS SOLD OUT – get in touch using the form below and we’ll add you to the waiting list. We’ll email you if any spaces become available. Please note it is first come, first served for any available spaces.


Course fees:
Full fee:  £225
Senior fee (aged 65+) and concessionary fee*  £185

*Concessionary fees are available if you receive housing and council tax benefits, income support or jobseeker’s allowance. You will be required to provide evidence at the time of booking.  Instalment payments may be available – please get in touch to discuss this further. See our terms and conditions before booking or get in touch with any questions you may have.


A 9 week, step-by-step painting course that covers everything you need to start painting like a pro. 

Working with acrylics, we will look at how to start your painting practice – what you’ll need, how paint works and how to create paintings using different techniques including alla prima and  classical / indirect painting.

We will also consider how artists have used paint throughout the centuries as we look at a number of paintings for ideas and inspiration.  Handouts also provide you with additional information.

Your course also includes a research day trip to two of London’s major art collections.

Venue: The Fine Art Room – Ealing Broadway

Your course takes place at the Ealing Quaker Meeting House.
The Ealing Quaker Meeting House is located at 17 Woodville Road
Ealing, London W5 2SE (see map)

The centre is approximately 5 minutes walk from Ealing Broadway Tube station (Central + District Lines, and mainline station 6 minutes journey to / from Paddington). Local bus routes: 65, 112, 207, 226, 297, 427, 483, 607, E1, E2, E7, E8, E9, E10 and E11. Bike racks are available to use on site.

There are some parking spaces available at the venue but these cannot be reserved / guaranteed.  Parking restrictions are in place close to the venue. Paid parking is available at Ealing Broadway station and Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre (approximately 6 minutes walk away).

Course level: beginners or anyone who wants to refresh their painting skills. Drawing skills useful – if you’re a newcomer to art, we recommend you do our Learn to draw course first.

Course materials:  some basic materials provided. You will need to bring your own acrylics and brushes – we will provide you with a materials list once you’ve booked on the course.

Your course tutor: Mario Lautier Vella has been teaching beginners how to paint since starting his teaching career in 2011.

A qualified art tutor and professional artist, painting is a key part of his practice. Working with oils, acrylics and mixed media, In 2018, Mario won the Watford Area Arts Forum Art Challenge Harrington Trophy for a new series of 50 small paintings gathered together and presented in a vintage photo album (click here for more info). His work can be found in collections across the UK, Australia, Canada, the USA and Malta. Find out more

Book your place

Fill in the form below to book your place or please get in touch with any questions you may have. Please read our course terms and conditions before booking.