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Oil Painting Introduction (2 days)

170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

I’m an artist/educator based in Margate in Kent and founder of GoCreate.co.uk which runs creative workshops and events. My primary practice is oil painting and over the years my painting has journeyed from realism to smudgy impressions. I also have secondary and tertiary projects and artforms which allow me to explore materiality, processes and to […]Read More »

Learn how to handle oils

Oils are like the posh aunt in painterly terms: she’s hard to handle but has fine qualities. This course is led by an experienced oil painter who will pass on hints on tips including how to layer up your painting, keep colours fresh, maximise working times and how to ensure that your paintings last longer than you – handle incorrectly and this may lead to cracking or deterioration.

Some prior experience of acrylics  is required.

Day 1
We’ll cover the basics of oils whilst working on a simple still life on a board or canvas scrap which will be supplied to allow the gradual build of paint handling skills and digestion of information and how to put this into practice. Some students may also be ready to start a second piece on canvas in the afternoon. Students are given freedom to select a subject of their choice for their second piece and can bring in photographs or objects of their choice. Guidance and support will be on hand throughout the day.

Day 2
On day 2, students may wish to return to their first piece or commence a second piece. Beginners often select a landscape or seascape as a next step project (working from their own photographic reference or one of ours. More advanced students are welcome to tackle an abstract at this point. Although students will make a start on a second piece it is unlikely that this will be completed in a single day. Students can either take work home wet (if transported in a protected way in a car), or students are welcome to collect work the following week when touch dry.

Class sizes are kept small (no more than 8 students per tutor) to ensure that you receive plenty of individual support. 

TOPICS COVERED

  • Equipment and materials needed including mediums
  • Understanding the chemistry behind oils to ensure your painting will last longer than you.
  • Safe studio practice
  • Brush selection and care
  • Painting supports
  • How to lay a palette and basic colour mixing
  • Painting mediums and how to handle them
  • How to return to a painting once it has dried out
  • Techniques to maximise progress in a single session
  • An overview of different painting techniques and approaches (including some of the techniques employed by today’s leading practitioners)
  • Professional tips to advance your painting

Students get to take home their work plus a set of notes which will enable continuation at home.

COURSE SUITABILITY
Suitable for absolute beginners as well as returners and self-taught improvers. Returners often studied art to GCSE or A’level grade.

Some experience of working with acrylics is required prior to taking this course.

If pregnant please do advise in advance as we prefer to use traditional mediums . The studio is however well ventilated and only small quantities of mediums are used. We also ensure safe practices are taught and implemented.

WHAT TO BRING

Easles are available for use in the studio. Students will be sent a materials and equipment list of items to bring to the course such as an oils set, brushes and small canvases.  Students will also need to wear old clothes and ideally a change of clothes to prevent oils getting onto soft furnishings.

Basic materials and canvases which can be purchased on the day. Advise will be given on where you can also buy these prior to the class start.

Do bring visual reference for day 2 if wishing to paint a landscape or seascape –  this might include a favourite personal scene. Please bring a selection of images as advise is given on the type of image that may work effectively and is appropriate according to your current level.

Location: 170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

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£220

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Oil Painting Introduction (2 days)

170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

I’m an artist/educator based in Margate in Kent and founder of GoCreate.co.uk which runs creative workshops and events. My primary practice is oil painting and over the years my painting has journeyed from realism to smudgy impressions. I also have secondary and tertiary projects and artforms which allow me to explore materiality, processes and to […]Read More »

170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

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£220

12 in stock

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