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Paint with Oils for Beginners

13th July 2022

Course suits: Those who have never painted and aspire to a high level of technique. Those who already paint but are self-taught and feel they have gaps in technical knowledge.
Objectives: To learn the basic foundations for starting to paint from a technical aspect.
Level: Absolute Beginners or those wishing to explore Beginner Techniques
Materials needed: Please bring a canvas (30cm X 40 cm) all other materials included.
Course description.

  • During this workshop you will be introduced to oil painting techniques as well as the fundamental starting points to painting.

  • Learn the important technical aspects to beginning to paint with oils including preparing your surface, colour mixing, tonality, brush handling, layering and complete a simple composition. 

  • Your tutor will teach you step-by-step how to prepare your painting surface, colour and tone experiments, palette preparation, colour coordination, use of mediums and thinners, and brushwork techniques.

  • Through practical demonstration, one to one support and exercises you will learn the basics that will give you the confidence to continue painting at home.

  • At the end of the day you will also have increased your knowledge of colour, tone and how to approach painting with oils. You will have completed a series of experiments and a simple still life study in oils.

See our text on why we sometimes paint from photographs 

Tutor:  Rob Nelmes

All materials (other than canvas), refreshments and lunch with wine included.

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Course Fee: £90

The link to the right takes you to a secure payment site with PayPal

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