What is the course about?
You will explore the materials and methods of oil painting, traditional and contemporary. Instruction will be given on paint handling, working with varied consistencies of paint and brushwork. Emphasis will be placed upon the art of looking, concentrating upon selection and composition, colour and tonal relationships, the making of a picture. Through practical examples, individual and group discussion, you will learn how to start, develop and resolve a painting. Participants will work from still-life subjects and other observational sources using a wider range of supports, grounds and mediums
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
No prior experience of oil painting necessary. This is an introductory course which does not require previous painting experience.
What topics does the course cover?
How to apply colour mixing techniques, paint handling, working with varied consistencies of paint and brushwork. How to look, concentrating upon selection and composition, colour and tonal relationships and the making of a picture. Learners will work from still-life subjects and other observational sources using a wider range of supports, grounds and mediums
How will I be taught and assessed?
Learners will receive feedback on progress from the tutor regularly. At the end of the term learners will assess individual progress and progression with the tutor.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need to provide the following materials - Pencil - 4B grade, rubber, pen, 1-inch roll of masking tape.BrushesA beginner's painting kit is suitable (we recommend Windsor and Newton or Rowney) Advice will be given on the first class as to what and where to buy materials.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
This course could lead on to other related courses such as Life Drawing and Painting and Watercolour.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Progression on to Oil Painting - Exploring Mediums and Techniques or other Visual Arts courses.