Painting Flowers in Oils Workshop – 10th March


COURSE DATES: Sunday, 10th March 2024

TUTOR: Nicholas Mcleod


TIMES: 10:30am – 4:30pm


FEE: £105

LOCATION: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

In this exciting, new one day course, students will immerse themselves in the genre of floral painting. Starting with a presentation by your tutor, we will look at the art history lineage of flowers as subject matter and how this genre continues to inspire artists to this day.

Students will begin to paint via a series of short exercises intended to develop their awareness of composition, paint application, tone and colour. You will then work from a selection of vibrant arrangements for the rest of the class. Throughout the day your tutor will guide you from the first steps of choosing your composition to completion of your finished painting.

This course is aimed at those with painting experience. Please bring your own materials with you.

Recommend booking by: February 25, 2024


All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy. These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

The tutor has recommended to bring the following materials:

  • Brushes – a selection of round and flat heads.
  • Palette knif
  • Tear off Palette or Wooden Palette
  • Odourless solvent like Zest-it, Shellsol-T, or Liquin
  • Canvas Panel, Canvas Paper or pre-stretched canvas
  • Rags or Kitchen
  • Towel

Suggested Paints:

  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizirin Crimson
  • Coeruleum Blue
  • French Ultramarine
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Sap Green
  • Magenta
  • Titanium White


Nicholas McLeod​ graduated with an MA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2016. He has won the Threadneedle Prize Visitors Choice award and his work has been selected for numerous exhibitions across London. Nicholas has also has his work included in various publications including, A Brush With The Real: Contemporary Figurative Painting (Laurence King Publishing) and Imagine Architecture (Gestalten, Berlin).

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street London SE1 1HR tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

Students are welcome to use our Common Room/ The Barn during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • We cannot store your bikes at the Academy, however there is on-street bike parking near our Mermaid Court site.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.


Painting flowers Taster Day, Short Courses

Image/Nicholas McLeod