Focus On Courses

Focus On Courses are a range of exciting stand alone interactive classes aimed at teaching you the most important skills, techniques and ideas in painting.  
Each Focus class can be taken on its own as a stand alone course, or as one of a set of four classes which enable you to explore and master a genre or style in depth.
Taught in oils with the intermediate to advanced painter in mind Focus classes are the ideal way to develop your creative style after enjoying our StudioTalk Program 


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  • Glowing Sunsets 2022
    Tue, 02 Aug
    Online via Zoom
    02 Aug, 13:00 – 15:30 BST
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn the secrets of using colour glazes with mediums to create glowing ethereal and colourful effects using indirect painting techniques An ideal companion to Classical Glazing the techniques taught in this course can be used in many genres.
  • Clever Colour 2022
    Tue, 06 Sept
    Online via Zoom
    06 Sept, 13:00 – 15:30
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn the optical tricks used by Post Impressionists such as Bonnard to redefine the technique of Colourist painting. The methods taught in this course are suitable for all genres.
  • Nocturnes 2022
    Tue, 04 Oct
    Online via Zoom
    04 Oct, 13:00 – 05 Oct, 15:30
    Online via Zoom
    Join other intermediate painters and learn how 19th Century masters such as Grimshaw, Turner and Whistler created dark, yet often colourful ' Nocturnes' full of atmosphere and visual drama on this course on Indirect glazing in oil.

StudioTalk Members Save 10%

StudioTalk members can save 10% on selected Focus On Courses. Discount is automatically applied at the checkout providing you are a paying StudioTalk member and signed into this website so the shopping cart can log your membership  

Focus On In Brief: 

Choose from 8 stand alone courses to take in any order

Choose from two exciting topics: Glazing and Colour 

Take one course, all four in a topic, or build a year of study with all 8 !

Scheduled interactive two and a half hours of painting tuition 

Stand Alone Course with limited places, not a subscription 

Watch Live via ZOOM and watch on demand for 7 days

Easy to attend, watch our short Help Video if you are new to ZOOM

Interact in real time, just like being in class

Core Notes for each class included

Based on our proven Intermediate Courses since 2007

Taught in Oil with intermediate to experienced painters in mind

The classic way to build upon StudioTalk


At the weekend I sold a painting that had been festering in my local pub for 3 years, whoop whoop.  

To celebrate my sale I enrolled for “Contemporary Glazing” and how thankful I am, Its like a ray of sunshine that has broken through the smog….. What a revelation in terms of technique that I or anyone can use in our paintings.  

So just saying folks, that “moment” is just around the corner, thank you Martin Kinnear, what an inspirational artist.

Stella O'M January2022