OIL PAINTING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

OIL PAINTING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS FOR AUTUMN 2019

We are pleased to present two new courses for 2019 to 2020 beginning late September/early October.  Tuition is in our new Rosmerta studio in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, in small, friendly groups.

FOUNDATION IN OILS  –  An enjoyable exploration of the techniques of oil painting, in both traditional and water soluble oil paints, suitable for anyone with some experience of painting or drawing in other media, but new to oils.  During the year we will cover all aspects of oil painting, exploring the methods used throughout art history and how we can apply these to our current work i.e. tonal work, glazing, colour beginnings and Ebauche (Alla Prima) to Impressionist and Post Impressionist methods.  We will explore colour theory, decorative art and pattern making, luminosity, composition and how to use reference material in creative ways.  A structured home study component is optional.  For further details on the syllabus and to discuss your own requirements do contact Valerie.  (Spaces limited, please book asap).
For further details contact Valerie Nerva on 01425 653887/ 07775 698576 or at valerienerva@gmail.com.

CREATIVE AND ADVANCED OIL PAINTING

This course is designed for students with some experience of painting in either oils (or acrylics).  Starting with revision of form, tone and colour, and the basic techniques of oil painting, we will progress to an in depth module on Ebauche/ Alla Prima painting (think Rembrandt, David Hockney, John Singer Sargent, Sorolla, Joan Eardley to name a few). There will also be particular focus on composition and compositional aids; artist studies; in depth exploration of colour and temperature; equiluminence; luminosity; decorative art and pattern making; monoprinting and collage and creative aids; during the year we will work with rags, palette knives, brushes and other tools to enhance creativity, along with other media such as cold wax and various oil mediums.  This is also an opportunity for artist students to look at what constitutes their style and how to develop their style.

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS – AN INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING

A taster day during which Valerie will demonstrate the use of both water soluble and traditional oils, and to show some basic techniques of oil painting. The day will give the opportunity for attendees to experiment and get to know a new media and produce a painting to take home.
The courses are suitable for people either completely new to oil painting or for those with a little experience, or wishing to transition from acrylics to oils.
The day is designed to be fun, creative and informative. Oil paints, brushes and easels can be provided if students don’t have these already. Other materials such as mdf, canvas, brush sets etc will be available for a small charge.

DATES TO BE CONFIRMED FOR AUTUMN AND WINTER 2019 IN FORDINGBRIDGE, HANTS..  COST £50. Spaces limited so early booking advisable. Please call Valerie on 01425 653887 / 07775 698576 or email valerienerva@gmail.com for booking and further details.