Painting and Drawing Class by Cristiano Di Martino - art in London
Painting and Drawing Class by Cristiano Di Martino - art in London

Painting and Drawing Class

by Cristiano Di Martino

17 reviews
17 reviews
Learn to Stretch and Prepare a Canvas, about: Mediums, Pigments, Mixing and Applying paint, Layers, Brushstrokes, Texture, Light, realism, Abstraction and MORE!

Painting Class

3 hour class

Beginner

Camden NW1

Painting and Drawing Class
by Cristiano Di Martino
Flexitime
from £50 per person
5 session block
from £220 per person

Classes

Single session

This is a ONE TO ONE painting and drawing class. Learn the basics or improve your skills further!

Come to Learn paint with Acrylics or Oil colour, in a traditional manner like the old masters or in an Abstract form, exploring different techniques and mixed media, the choice is yours!

Classes are of a maximum of 2 people but often one to one, this way you can be absolutely certain to receive Cristiano’s full attention and a personal lesson tailored just for you. You are welcome to attend even just one Class and you might be able to finish a painting in one sitting (more likely in case of abstract painting), or you can come back for 2 or several classes at a discounted price!

The workshop will be held at Cristiano Di Martino’s Studio, located at the heart of Camden Town at the Historic Arlington Building, where writer George Orwell wrote some of his novels.

CLASSIC/TRADITIONAL PAINTING (still life, figure/portrait etc.)

If you want learn to paint in a traditional manner with oil colour Cristiano will be teaching you:

  • At your discretion he will give you an introduction about colour theory, tempera, acrylics and oil colour, pigments, bindings, mediums, solvents, types of canvases, how to stretch it and ways of priming a canvas with gesso, or wooden panel or paper, how to build your own tools, etc...

  • How to create a monochrome colour wash to begin your painting,

  • How to transfer your drawing onto the canvas,
  • How to paint in tones of grey to block volumes and light,
  • How to work with a limited colour pallet (primary colour),
  • How to achieve almost any tone and value with the few colours on your pallet,
  • How to mix and apply paint,
  • How to paint ‘Alla Prima’ or ‘Impasto’,
  • How to works in layers with glazes and how to use them to achieve realism, depth or transparency,
  • How to varnish your finished painting, the different tips of varnish and how to apply them.

To get the most out of your lesson Cristiano will be painting your same subject on his easel, right beside yours, so that you can see in first person how he mix colour, what brush he use throughout different stages of the painting and all the tricks artist use to achieve all kinds of effects.

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Abstract Art is about exploring forms and colour and during your class with Cristiano you will learn:

  • How to develop an Idea for your painting
  • How to select the colour to use for your painting and how to choose good combinations of them,
  • How to mix different media without compromising the archival characteristic of your painting,
  • How to create movement and force with colours
  • How to create effects
  • How to create different textures with unconventional methods

You will discover the freeing felling of painting in Abstract and see that there’s no limit to what technique or tools you can use to apply colour: fingers, pallet knifes, wooden sticks, rugs, spray-paint, paint rollers, stencils, and anything else your imagination brings you to!

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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 1
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 3 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am only available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Location of an Obby Flexitime classCamden, NW1 7HE
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Eliot Sumner
2 Oct
Cristiano really brings out the confidence in you when faced with the intimidation of a blank canvas. I enjoy my classes with him and he has inspired me to paint every day. He encourages me to explore my own style. Aside from being a great teacher his professional work is remarkable and has great potential to go very far in the art world. Its an honour to be taught by him.
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Flora Naughtie
4 Oct
Cristiano is a thoughtful and inspiring teacher. It’s so great to have one-to-one classes and be able to discuss with him what I want to get better at and develop each time. The studio is small but inviting and authentic. He has a great variety of materials to experiment with during the sessions. I’d highly recommend Cristiano’s private classes to everyone I know!

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Eliot Sumner
2 Oct
Cristiano really brings out the confidence in you when faced with the intimidation of a blank canvas. I enjoy my classes with him and he has inspired me to paint every day. He encourages me to explore my own style. Aside from being a great teacher his professional work is remarkable and has great potential to go very far in the art world. Its an honour to be taught by him.
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Flora Naughtie
4 Oct
Cristiano is a thoughtful and inspiring teacher. It’s so great to have one-to-one classes and be able to discuss with him what I want to get better at and develop each time. The studio is small but inviting and authentic. He has a great variety of materials to experiment with during the sessions. I’d highly recommend Cristiano’s private classes to everyone I know!
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Selin Sarialtin
4 Oct
Cristiano is a very generous teacher, with great knowledge of anatomy drawing and Oil painting. He showed me how to properly apply and mix paint, to create different flesh colours for the human form. His lessons are very insightful and inspiring. He makes you feel at ease and creates a great atmosphere for learning in his Studio. It was a wonderful experience being taught by Cristiano. He is very open and friendly. I learned a lot from him, in just a few classes. I would highly recommend his classes to any art student or art enthusiast!!
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Bec Blackburn
15 Oct
I thoroughly enjoyed my class from start to finish. Cristiano listened to my background and experience, shared and offered options on areas of development and we agreed the session objectives together. I learned core skills on brush strokes, materials, techniques, creating depth, working with oils (which i’d never used before). His teaching method was great, working alongside me so I felt comfortable. I felt a sense of achievement at the end of the session having produced something I was proud of and feel I could replicate in my own time. After the session we talked about options for a follow up session and Cristiano took the time to share a summary of the session via email for guidance, websites/shops for buying my own materials at good prices and quality. Cristiano is clearly an experienced, talented professional artist who I will be booking a follow up session with to continue my learning.
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Yael
17 Oct
Cristiano is a fantastic artist and great teacher. I came in nervous and was quickly made to feel at ease. He is very skilled and professional, and the lesson was much enjoyed, I highly recommend Cristiano for anyone who wishes to have a go at painting, no matter what level they’re at.
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Melany
9 Nov
I will rate with 10 stars my class with Cristiano if I could . He understood perfectly my idea about what I wanted to learn and he explain really well everything. He’s really patience and professional. He made me feel very confident and comfortable even if is the first time you touch a brush. I can feel he’s really interested about you learn and only in a class I learned A LOT! I can’t wait for my next one.
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M.
14 Nov
I really loved my class with Cristiano. I attend anoher art class before with diferent teachers and I can say he was the best experience so far. He really put atention to explain me everything very well , and in only 3 hours we manage to make big advances on our painting. I highly recomend him !
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bibian
15 Nov
I really liked it. It was my firt experience with oil paint and it turned out to be great.
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bibian
18 Nov
Im learning a lot, and letting my self explore new thing that i was scared to.
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David White
27 Dec
Excellent painting tuition, far beyond other classes available in London. Looking forward to the next session.
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Angela
27 Dec
This was such an amazing class. I leant so much in 3 hours. I will definitely go again. Angela
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Brian McFarlane
15 Jan
As someone who has never painted before I found the session extremely enjoyable, informative and simple to understand Cristiano is an excellent teacher who explains well, is very patient and immediately puts you at ease. I shall be booking more sessions.
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Alice Fong
26 Apr
It was a fantastic learning experience with good communication. I have great self-achievement and satisfaction when painting with Cristiano. He can always motivates me to try when I am not confident to draw, also his professional attitude and technique make me so relax and trust myself. One-to-one teaching is perfect for getting a focus learning, so that teacher can tell me what I need to improve directly. The venue is great, comfortable and relaxing. Well equipped.
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ka yan alice
29 Apr
it is perfect for learning painting with Cristiano, his professional technique and attitude encouraged me to keep trying and I am more confident now
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Cassie
30 Apr
Cristiano’s lesson was amazing. Both my husband and myself came away from it feeling like we had a really good base of knowledge to further our abilities and we both have very differing levels of abilities! Cristiano was so helpful, clear and most importantly friendly. It was an absolute pleasure to spend an afternoon with him and we will most definitely be back for more!
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Cassie
30 Apr
Cristiano’s lesson was amazing. Both my husband and myself came away from it feeling like we had a really good base of knowledge to further our abilities and we both have very differing levels of abilities! Cristiano was so helpful, clear and most importantly friendly. It was an absolute pleasure to spend an afternoon with him and we will most definitely be back for more!
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Julia
10 May
This was an excellent 1-1 class and great value for money. Cristiano is patient, gives clear instructions and is adjusts the class to your skill level and objectives. The class is a great introduction and help in finding out whether you would like to continue learning to draw or paint.

Class location

Camden
220 Arlington Road
NW1 7HE
London

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Painting and Drawing Class by Cristiano Di Martino - art in London

About your host, Cristiano Di Martino

Cristinao began his Art studies working under a local 'Maestro' in the Italian city of Arezzo at the age of 14. That's where he learnt to paint in a traditional manner, focusing particularly on portrait painting. He later continued his education at the Accademia Di Belli Arti in Florence. During this time he studied many established aspects of painting, including but not limited to; building and preparing a canvas from scratch, using mediums, pigments, mixing and applying paint, layers, brushstrokes, textures, light, realism, abstraction, movement, form and composition and the theory of painting. In his work today he uses an array of techniques and materials, from the most traditional to more contemporary and unconventional. He can tailor his teaching to the needs and challenges that are specific to you.
Above all, he would do his best to make the class both entertaining and informative to help you get the most the out of painting and enjoy it as much as he does.

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Notes

You’re not required to bring anything with you unless you want to, ALL MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED (all the materials that Cristiano offers are high quality for professional Artist use). You're welcome to bring an Apron to wear if you worry to get colour on your clothes ;)

Age Requirement

14

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Painting and Drawing Class
by Cristiano Di Martino
Flexitime
from £50 per person
5 session block
from £220 per person
Single session
from £50 per person