This is a Saturday course designed for those of you who have never painted with oils, or are very rusty.
I will provide the materials – you can start to accumulate your own once you know what you like to use. Picture below is sweet shop made real…you will need considerably less to get started. To start with this set would be like learning to drive in an Aston Martin.
You will start with looking at tone and becoming used to working with oils. It will be in a fun and supportive atmosphere, though possibly a bit messy.
The boring bits
10am – 1.00pm
Saturdays 12th and 19th and 26th January, 201
Materials, tea and coffee included
This course will be held at Ramshill, East Winterslow, SP5 1QF
If you want to know more about this course please contact me Kate Measham
There is a mystique about painting with oils paints that needs to be shattered. In these classes you will learn, from scratch, the basic mechanics of painting with oils.
This is perfect for total beginners, people who know about watercolour but not oils, people who haven’t picked up a brush in a while, or those who have been given a lovely set of paints and don’t know what to do next.
….AND PERFECT AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
I will teach you the basic skills that you can start to build upon. I provide the materials needed for this early stage. If you wish you can join the follow on class Oil Painting for Beginners, II.
If this was a recipe the dish would be a delicious slow cooked stew with layers of flavour and interest. Your ‘slow painting’ will have time to develop complexity too. You will build up a relationship with your picture that is quite different to a flashy 3 hour number.
This course will involve a Still Life set up that you will paint over four sessions, (two days).
Some pictures just take longer.
A picture of twelve hours is very different to one of three hours. Your engagement with it is different, the way you deal with the paint is different.
This is to encourage you to go for the longer game occasionally. Nobody wants to spend hours on a picture that they don’t like very much so you will look at planning and composition.
This is more of a Test match than a T20 (probably lost my audience there).
Three Classes, Three Different Approaches to Colour
If you have done the Beginners Oil Painting class the question is what to do next. On this course you will start to look at colour.
Colour is a huge, limitless topic, but you will start by looking at three different approaches.
You will look at painting with a limited palette, from tone to colour, and alla prima. The idea is to show you that sometimes limitations are liberating, allowing you to explore different aspects of painting. You will see that you are the master of your painting and you can paint it any way you want…with a bit of practise.
This ten week course takes you from absolute beginner to being competent, confident, and independently able to use oil paints. You will start each day developing drawing skills that underpin many methods of painting. You will learn about tone, mark making, colour, some aspects of composition, and the different materials used to paint with oils.
19th September can be treated as a taster day to see if the course is right for you. This will cost £40 refundable against the rest of the course.
Some materials are provided, but over the duration of the course you will be advised about what you need to get started. I don’t want to burden you with a huge expense before you have started.
The idea of this course is to have a look at a number of different creative approaches and apply these ideas to a Still Life.
Some of the things you will be looking at are: narrative paintings, size and composition, Cezanne’s approach to still life, strange compositions, playing with colour, found supports, repetition and deviation, making the everyday ‘special’ and making it personal. You will be encouraged to try fresh methods of doing things, and to play with new ideas.
It does not matter what materials you wish to use, these classes are about exposing you to different ideas. I will help you with any practical problems should they arise, so don’t let inexperience put you off. These classes should help you to find what you want to paint, and how you wish to do it.
20th September can be treated as a taster day to see if the course is right for you. This will cost £40 refundable against the rest of the course.
This class is appropriate for anyone, what ever materials they wish to use. I will provide paper and charcoal for initial exercises. Other materials are up to you.