Terry O’Toole’s

Painting Classes


Beginners and Improvers


  • An excellent and enjoyable introduction to a popular and fascinating hobby
  • Full step-by-step demonstrations for each scene being painted
  • Quick and easy methods to give effective, high quality results
  • Classes kept small to ensure maximum opportunities for individual attention
  • Class fee includes all art materials, tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Fully qualified and experienced tutor
  • Friendly and relaxed atmosphere
  • All ages and abilities are welcome
  • Many satisfied students – testimonials available
  • Much more than just a painting class

The painting classes are held in three locations on set days of the week; Garstang on Mondays, Preston on Tuesdays and Fridays, and St Annes on Sea on Thursdays.

In these classes I use a simple step-by-step approach to show how a complete novice to painting or an experienced painter, can get effective results using the simplest of means.

No two classes are the same. The classes cover a range of subjects as shown in the programmes below. Students can attend as many classes, or as few classes, as they like (attending one class does not depend on the student having attended a previous one).

Class sizes are typically between six and ten students which allows a great deal of opportunity for one-to-one tuition. All materials are supplied as is all necessary equipment.

Classes start at 10:00 a.m. and finish at 3:00 p.m. with a one hour break at noon for lunch. Hot drinks and a selection of biscuits are available throughout the day.

The programme leaflets covering the winter term, from January to March 2019 which show lesson prices and discounts, the topics being covered, and the mediums and techniques being taught, are available for collection from each venue. Adobe Acrobat PDF files of the leaflets are also available to download from the links below:

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If you are interested in having a look at a class at work, just call in to one of the venues, come into the class and have a few words with Terry and possibly a couple of the students – entirely without any obligation.

The art class dates and the topics being covered during the winter term from Januaty to March are also available from the links below:

Garstang Arts Centre Annual Exhibition

Every year we hold an art exhibition from February into March in the Arts Centre, in Garstang.
The exhibition is free to enter and is open to any student who would like to exhibit their pictures.

The 2019 exhibition will open for public viewing from the 12th of February to the 7th of March.

The programme leaflets for autumn are available via the links below until the end of the month so anyone can see what is being taught in the classes during December.

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