2.5 hour class
Introductory session Title: The principles & history of oil painting. We will begin with preparatory studies in mixing colour and techniques. There will be an explanation of what colour theory is and how to use colour. Techniques will include staining a canvas, laying glazes and practising under-painting. Starter exercise: Preparatory studies in mixing colour and selecting the composition. Main exercise: Depicting a corner of the studio that includes furniture & man-made objects. We will focus on proportion, light, cast shadows and shape.
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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 you will be encouraged to buy your own brushes, canvas, medium and paints, in order to practise and consolidate what has been taught in each specific session.
Some drawing and painting experience is recommended. I am happy to teach from sixteen years and upwards.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.