Your chance to learn and work alongside Emma Tooth at her studio or yours.


Have you ever looked at an oil portrait and wondered how it's done? Emma's friendly style of tuition encourages students to explore the medium with helpful hints and tips on professional techniques, materials and composition.


Fun, informal workshop sessions tailored entirely to your needs, whether you are a complete beginner with oils wishing to create your first portrait or an improver wishing to take your work to the next level - you can even bring existing paintings for help on improving them.


Bring along portrait photographs and canvases, plus any of your own materials (suggested materials can be discussed upon booking). You can save yourself time for painting by sketching out your images on the canvas first if you're confident!


Learn about inspiration and how to start a painting, practical help and advice on materials and techniques, get insights into professional art practice, watch Emma at work painting, glazing and varnishing and much, much more...


Emma holds an Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting and a City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and worked professionally as an artist for over a decade. She has lead numerous classes, courses and presentations in art centres, galleries, libraries and schools and inspired many artists along the way.



Bookings, payment and enquiries



Payment is in advance, non-refundable and by bank transfer only please.


£220 per day (10am - 5pm)

£150 per half day (any block of 1 - 4 hours)

Block-booking discounts: £400 for 2 full days tuition or bring a friend for half price.


Emma's studio is in Derbyshire - if she is required further-afield there will be an extra charge for travel-expenses.


Please note: If you cancel your session with less than 7 days notice you will be charged a 20% re-booking fee. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice you will be charged an 80% re-booking fee.


To discuss your needs, make a booking or If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to email






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