What is the course about?
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.
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, at colour and tonal relationships and the making of a picture.
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, Brushes, A beginners' painting kit is suitable (we recommend Windsor & Newton or Rowney). Advice will be given in the first class.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You will be able to create your own oil paintings.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Progression on to Oil Painting: Exploring Mediums and Techniques or other Visual Art courses. At Level 2 or 3 the Certificate in Drawing and Painting would be a good progression for learners wanting to develop a solid grounding in art and design. Additional courses in portraiture and life drawing, as well as a variety of other art courses such as oil painting and printmaking, would also be an option.