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Painting: The Next Step

Painting: The Next Step

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Roger Gill


If you have done a painting course before and wish to take your practice to a more advanced level, this is the course for you. It is specifically designed for experienced students who wish to build on their painting skills and develop a more personal style.

The course is taught within a friendly atmosphere that fosters personal development. Our studio culture has a strong sense of community born out of meeting common painting issues. Students learn from each other in a vibrant environment that caters for a variety of approaches to painting. 

Topics covered include:

  • colour management, layers, texture and composition
  • personal development supported by personal tuition and group critiques
  • discussion about the work of modern and contemporary artists
  • reference to specific artists who may be relevant to your individual goals

Advice will be available to students who wish to move to a profession level and start exhibiting their work.


The course provides an opportunity for you to practice and enhance your painting techniques and produce sustained pieces. You will be encouraged to expand your vision as an artist.

Who should take this course?

Anyone with some previous painting experience who wishes to improve their skills.

Entry requirements

You should have some previous experience and/or done a previous painting course before. Beginners should take one of our introductory courses such as Painting: The First Step, Beginners Painting or Evening Painting short courses.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Follow-up courses

This is a unique course and our students keep returning to it as they find that it offers a great studio environment that allows them to continue to enhance their practice. 

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

IMPORTANT Information: There is currently no lift access at this site. Access to your classroom is only via stairs-

Tutor Description

Roger Gill is an artist and tutor who works in London and who has exhibited in the UK and Europe. He teaches a number of drawing and painting courses at Central Saint Martins, including courses on life painting, oil painting techniques, portrait drawing and painting and bespoke one-to-one tuition.

To view Roger's work see


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • one canvas of A2 size approximately.
  • paint brushes.
  • oil or acrylic paint colours, whichever you prefer to work with.
  • photos of previous work.
  • odour free mineral spirit (turpentine is not allowed).
  • some ideas about the subject matter(s) that you want to explore during the course. 

For Health and Safety reasons students are not allowed to bring any solvents to the studio. We will provide low odour mineral spirits.

Any kind of spray products, turpentine or white spirits are banned from the building and the internal courtyard.

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