Beauty of Oils Art Classes with Terrill Welch

Art Classes with Terrill Welch

Have you always wanted to master the art of oil painting? Now is your chance with international artist and teacher Terrill Welch. There are independent study online classes available ongoing.


Independent Study of Skill Building Masterclass in oil painting (online independent study class with ongoing open registration available)

Have you always wanted to master the art of oil painting? Build your oil painting skills with 24 instruction videos, lesson notes and painting activities in 10 masterclass lessons with international artist and teacher Terrill Welch for only $145 USD.

However, in response to COVID-19 and our need for social distancing and self-isolation, from now until May 31, 2020 we are offering 200 seats in the Independent Study Skill Building Masterclass in oil painting for FREE.

Register for the Independent Study of Skill Building Masterclass  HERE!

The Independent Study of Skill Building Masterclass in oil painting offers an introductory unit “Beginning before the Beginning” followed by 10 lessons (roughly weekly lessons though you can go as fast or as slow as you want) about using non-solvent oil paints and more for beginner and experienced painters wanting to learn a new medium and advance their painting skills. Terrill Welch takes students through the basics of masterly and painterly use of oils using water-mixable oil paints. She offers skill development about painting with natural light from life and using reference materials using wet-into-wet painting methods. Each lesson has a specific focus intended to build towards a strong ongoing oil painting practice.

Here is the outline for the first few lessons in the Skill Building Masterclass just to give you an idea what we will be covering and how the learning platform is set up.


Beauty of Oils Independent Study Studio Intensive Masterclass Ten 3 hr lessons – available soon!

Here is the outline for the first few lessons in the Studio Intensive Masterclass just to give you an idea what we will be covering and how the learning platform is set up.


Beauty of Oils Independent Study for The Big One In Oils Masterclass Ten 3 hr lessons –  available soon!

Here is the outline for the first few lessons in The Big One Masterclass just to give you an idea what we will be covering and how the learning platform is set up.

Please note prerequisite: students must have completed the Beauty of Oils Skill Building class before being eligible to participate in a Studio Intensive Class or The Big One In Oils Class – unless special permission has been granted due to previous oil painting experience.

These last two classes will include a few specific lessons, such as advanced oil painting techniques, a brief history of landscape painting component, photographing of your paintings in natural light and setting up an inventory system and pricing. However, the main focus will be on supporting each student to develop a body of work. These classes will be a chance to dig deep and really refine your intentions and your passion. For both online and in-person students, we will have about three group mentoring live video chats so you can have me answer your questions and if possible, we will record the sessions for inclusion in the online platform. At the end of each Studio Intensive Class, I am anticipating that each student will have a few works “show ready.” We will explore ways and options for showing online and in-person – if you wish. This is not a requirement but rather an invitation. It is more important to focus on developing a strong body of work than on showing and yet, eventually, this too becomes part of an artist’s work and it is nice to know how to go about doing it.

Beauty of Oils 90 Minute Mentoring Coaching Sessions – On going.

Terrill Welch will provide one 90 minute individual mentoring coaching session (online or in-person) to review your body of work and help you determine your growing edges and where you want to focus next. These individual mentoring coaching sessions are only be available to students who have completed at least one Studio Intensive class. The mentoring coaching session will come with an advance set of exercise questions to help you organize your thoughts and body of work in order to get the most out of the discussion. These individual sessions will be scheduled at the end of each Studio Intensive class. Depending on class sizes between online and in-person, Terrill will not likely be able to do this for everyone at the end of every class. The mentoring and coaching sessions will be on a first come bases and as Terrill’s time allows.

Inquire about these various offerings by emailing Terrill Welch at

What Students say to their friends about taking Terrill’s Classes:

I can’t say enough positive things about Terrill and taking oil painting classes with her. As some of you know, when I started, I had never even held an oil painting brush and had to go to the first class early as I couldn’t figure out how to open my easel. I will being having my 3rd art show in May with two of my classmates. If you ever considered trying oil painting, or diving deeper with an established practice, please join us. Both in-person and online classes offered. – Katherine Cox Stevenson

So very excited to be continuing my painting classes with this wonderful woman. She is highly knowledgeable & kind & the best of instructors I have ever had. Oh, forgot to mention how patient she is… she took on a group of us who have had little or no painting experience ever & encouraged us every step of the way no matter how desperate we were feeling. She taught us to persevere & we are doing it again. Contact Terrill if you are interested in joining up. – Glenda K.

Highly recommend this class and Terrill. She is my art mentor. I have learned so much from her in my time in class painting with her. She is definitely one of my most favorite human beings. If you ever wanted to paint this is the opportunity to do so! Josette DeBattista

Art inspires us to look at the world differently. It takes a good art teacher to inspire us to understand, appreciate and perceive the mechanics and soul of art. I am fortunate to have found such a teacher in Terrill Welch. The classes that Terrill offers have opened for me the treasures and pleasures of painting from setting up the easel to opening the paint box to those first strokes of paint on an empty canvas. Terrill guided me through the basics of brushes, the paints to use, the role of reference material (from the roughest sketch and photographs), to the role of the underpainting, and how to perceive light as the narrator of the story a painting tells. What I have come to appreciate are her critiques that challenge me to grow as a painter.  I am a richer person because of what Terrill has taught me about art and perceiving the world around me. Besides being excited about taking another class with Terrill, I am honored to have this internationally known artist both as a friend and a mentor. If you want to be inspired and enriched as person and as an artist, I encourage you to contact Terrill.  – Charles van Heck

A little about Terrill Welch:

Born in the village of Vanderhoof in north-central British Columbia, Terrill Welch was invited into an adult painting class when she was fourteen years old. Terrill Welch has taken several college-level and community courses in drawing and painting. She now teaches the art of oil painting from life in natural light using water mixable oils both in-person and internationally online. Terrill Welch has a master’s certificate in Executive Leadership Coach, master’s courses in Gender Studies and an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. Terrill Welch’s oil paintings frequently showcase the beautiful, mysterious and rugged southwest coast around her home on Mayne Island B.C. as well as paintings from her travels. Though locally appreciated, Terrill Welch is internationally collected. Her paintings can be found in the homes of art collectors throughout Canada and the United States as well as in Australia, England, France, Italy, Norway and Switzerland. Terrill Welch’s work is in collections that also include such renowned Canadian landscape painters as Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris.

You can view Terrill Welch’s work in her online gallery HERE.