Certificate in Oil Painting (Intermediate)

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This course is for learners interested to advance their skills in oil painting. Lessons are structured, with progressive learning outcomes. They will enhance their foundation skills by revisiting basic concepts of line, tone, contour, mass, perspective and colour expression. Learners will be able to build a sound portfolio with in-depth knowledge in oil painting.

Terms and Conditions

Learners will be presented with a digital certificate upon successful completion of the course.

January 2022 Intake

Day of the Week Time Duration
Every Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Every Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Every Sunday 9.30am to 12.30pm

July 2022 Intake

Day of the Week Time Duration
Every Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Every Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
Every Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Every Saturday 2.00pm to 5.00pm


  • Classes are held once a week.
  • The above schedules are subjected to final confirmation.

Module 1 - Oil Painting I (8 sessions x 3 hours)

The module begins with a review of the fundamentals through exploring line, tone, colour and mass, strengthening the learners’ observational skill of visual aesthetics. Learners will gain an understanding of saturation and practise effective colour mixing techniques. They will also explore the benefits of a limited colour palette, methods of oil glazing and grisaille underpainting.

Module 2 - Oil Painting II (8 sessions x 3 hours)

Learners will apply oil painting techniques for landscape compositions. Learners will be encouraged to explore different techniques and styles for painting and compositions. This module aims to broaden the learners’ ability to express themselves through paint and develop their core painting skills.

Applicants must be 17 years old and above.

Course Prerequisite

For learners who have successfully completed Certificate in Oil Painting (Basic).


Course Fees

  Fees Fees (After NSA Subsidies)
Certificate in Oil Painting (Intermediate) S$970.00 S$516.73

Other Fees

Application Fee S$48.00

All fees stated above include GST and exclude material costs.


SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

National Silver Academy
Applicable to Singaporean seniors aged 50 and above who will receive a subsidy of 50% off the course fee (capped at $500 per course). Please note that the subsidy will only apply to the course fee and will not cover GST.

Union Training Assistance Programme
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Address (for payment via cheque)

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the 'Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' and send to:
80 Bencoolen Street (S) 189655. The student's name, NRIC/Passport number and contact number must be written on the reverse side of the cheque.

Refund of Fees

Withdrawal before the course commencement date Course fee^ will be refunded after deduction of S$107.00 as administrative charges.
Withdrawal on or after course commencement date
No refund will be given.
^Application fees and miscellaneous fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation/ Postponement

  • NAFA reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course without prior notice.
    In the event that the class is unable to proceed due to unforeseen circumstances, NAFA will process a full refund of the course fees.

Withdrawal/ Deferment/ Transfer

  • Withdrawal or deferment requests should be made in writing with supporting relevant documents (if any) to Centre for Lifelong Education. Request for deferment is subject to approval.
  • No deferment is allowed once the course has commenced.
  • No transfer of course upon application.

Replacement of Classes

  • There is strictly no replacement lesson should the participant absent himself/herself from the course.

Important Note:
NAFA Centre for Lifelong Education reserves the right to reject any application under any circumstance. If we reject your application, we will refund any amount that has been paid in relation to the application that is rejected or voided without interest.

NAFA Centre for Lifelong Education reserves the right to alter the rules and regulations, course contents, class schedule, delivery mode and fee structures without prior notice.

This course is offered by invitation only.
For enquiries, please email or call CLE at: [email protected] | 6512 1388 


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