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Courses

As a trained teacher, I really enjoy passing on my passion for oil paints to others. I offer classes for small groups (no more than 4) or 1:1 tuition for all ages and abilities.

Examples of work created by course attendees.

All classes will take place in the peaceful surroundings of our garden room studio. 

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Introduction to oils 

 

2 Day Course (10-3pm) £150  (Max 4 participants)

1 Day Course (10-3pm) £75    (Max 4 participants)

 

The introductory courses are suitable for absolute beginners and those who wish to further explore oil paints.


I will take you through the very basics of using oil paint on day 1 - we will cover the golden rules of using oil paint and discover how different mediums are used to thin or fill the paint; practice using different brushes and pallet knives to give different effects; we will study things like colour mixing and how colour can create depth and volume; and we will do several exercies, with step-by-step guidance, leading up to painting a still life in the afternoon. 

On day 2, you will apply the techniques covered on day 1 and move on to create your very own landscape painting. I will help you discover the tricks of composition, colour and control to ensure that your paintings capture the essence and ‘feel’ of a place as well as just the likeness.

 

All materials will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

2 day course dates

10-11 September 2024

1 day course dates

18 September 2024

If you are a group of 3-4 friends and wish to book an exclusive course, a date to suit your group can be arranged.

Continuing with oils

2 Day Course (10-3pm) £150

 

So you've made a start with oil paints, perhaps attended one of my beginner courses, but now you want to refine your practice and/or learn a few more advanced techniques. This is the perfect course for you. We will look deeper into the composition of a painting, use pallet knives to create 'impasto' work and see how 'glazing' can create lustrous results. Weather permitting we will go outside and paint 'en plein air'. All materials will be provided. Bring a packed lunch. 

 

DATES

24-25 September 2024

1-1 Art Coaching - Date / time to suit you

£60 per half day (2.5 hours)

 

A bespoke session that we will co-design and that will focus on your individual goals. This could include colour mixing, application, composition, capturing light, creating texture and depth, or specific elements such as grasses, water or skies. All materials will be provided. 

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