What you will do
Students will learn how to use the beautiful & versatile medium of oil paint.
This material is particularly suited to depicting both still life and the natural environment & its subjects. However, figurative compositions may also be illustrated.
The location of the Art Centre is ideally situated for painting both the natural and the urban landscape looking out on the river and Kew Gardens.
Each session will begin with a demonstration of the fundamental technique to be practised and followed by a more sustained study of a particular subject.
All lessons will be set in context and the review and evaluation of the work of other artists will be considered in order to inform and expand the content of the session.
Starter exercise: Preparatory studies in mixing colour, a tonal scale using one colour.
Main exercise: Painting a colour wheel, primaries, secondaries & tertiary colours plus tints.
Methodology of process will be demonstrated in order to establish best practice.
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About your host, London Art School
Born in London, Sue studied Art at Harrow School of Art and DeMontfort University and was awarded a Royal Society Of Arts Travel Scholarship & Associate membership. She did props and set design and painting for major London theatres followed by textile design for the Scandinavian market at the legendary Bernat Klein Studios.
After six years as Head of Furnishing Textile Design at Liberty of London, Sue concentrated on her own art establishing the Hope Collection with her husband prior to entering into teaching art to adults and children. She was Head of Art and Head of History of Art at St. James Senior Girls School and is an OCR A-Level Moderator of Art and AQA - A Level History of Art Examiner.
Initially, customers will not be required to bring materials but as the course proceeds they are encouraged to buy their own brushes, canvas, medium and paints, in order to practise and consolidate what has been taught in each specific session.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.