For Art classes and workshops in and around Leighton Buzzard

Oil Painting




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Times and dates for Oil Painting:

Mondays 14.00-16.00 Heath Village Barn, Eastern Way, Heath and Reach Beds.LU7 0AA.

10 weekly sessions, from 13th January – 23rd March 2020 (excluding 17th Feb.)

What happens during the classes:

This class deals with the properties of oil paint, – how it works, which thinners to use when, which supports ( canvas, board, wood etc.,) tools and brushes to use for particular effects and how to look after them.

Techniques such as how to mix and blend colours, apply glazes or work impasto are explained and demonstrated.

With such a versatile painting medium it’s possible to tackle all sorts of subjects, including still life, portraits, landscapes and abstract ideas. I lead the class for some sessions, demonstrating a particular technique and we work on themes that allow everyone to follow their own preference, so you will be encouraged to develop your own style by trying out different ideas and methods.

Please note: No materials or equipment can be provided (including boards/canvasses/easels) – although I can usually lend a brush or spare some paint etc., if you’re short!

 Please contact me for a list of materials if you haven’t been to this class before.

What to expect at the first session:

We will be working to a theme* and I will be bringing a selection of photographs or objects to paint from and to inspire you, along with some ideas and techniques which I will demonstrate.

I anticipate that this piece of work will take several weeks to complete, (as oil paintings generally do!) and might perhaps last half a term.

*Please ask :))

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