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Learn how to paint successfully with oil paints. This course will cover themes such as portraiture, still life, a Master Copy painting and landscapes.

What will you learn on this course?

During this course you will be introduced to oil painting techniques covering themes such as portraiture, still life, and master copy painting and landscapes.

You will also learn the following skills

Preparing and priming your canvas

How to transfer your drawings on to canvas

The technique of fat over lean

How to lay out an organised palette

How to work with limited colours

Laying down tonal ground

Under painting

Value studies

Colour mixing

The course will be taught through a combination of demonstrations and examples, practical tasks and work on individual projects. The tutor will provide guidance and assistance based on each individual’s needs and aims.

On completion of this course you can expect to have a gained an understanding of how to approach oil painting.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to learners of all levels. Beginners who have no oil painting experience will be taught the basics. Students with previous oil painting experience can develop their skills further.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can undertake practical drawing activities. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

The drawing and painting studio is equipped with easels and drawing boards. Basic oil painting materials will be provided but students are encouraged to bring their own materials as they develop their techniques and skill.

MAC can provide basic equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Are there any additional costs?

Any additional materials are provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course? Peter Tinkler

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Dates & Times

    Introduction to Oil Painting (VA93 Spring)