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Begin oils painting weekend

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BEGIN OILS PAINTING WEEKENDS - For complete beginners

Oils is such an exciting medium. The colour mixing, the blend &, the glazes

Very different to acrylics. Oils feel silky and inspiring and can be slow and harmonious.

Oils create gorgeous strong or muted colour. With the brilliant Caroline

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DATES 2018

24th March click

5/6TH May click

7/8th July click

8/9th September click

Caroline (about oils) Other courses have just told me to 'slap it on' and showed me how to mix colour. WRONG!!

Amazing course, revolutionised my oil painting. Can't thank you enough! B.


A very exciting painting weekend = where we are exploring the qualities of oil paint. In a CONTEMPORARY manner.

(Do not worry we do not have TURPS anywhere near us!! ) We do not use anything PUNGENT = methods have moved on from the 'old days!!'

We learn three basic oil painting techniques that can be done 'Alla Prima;' (all in one go) on the first day.

We also cover painting with a knife

2nd DAY

You choose the image you want to paint and plan which techniques you are going to use to create your masterpiece!!

With the Briliant Caroline Hulse click

Begin Oil Painting

Tel: 0118 9483155 for any help.


Royal Talens oil paint = great professional oil paint.

DaVinci brushes = the best professional brushes in our opinion!!

Royal Talens Canvas = size medium (50x60cm) to large (80x80cm)


AT JOEDAISY STUDIO = Dons Yard, Mapledurham = just outside Reading, Berkshire

1st Day

9.45am Arrive at Studio in Mapledurham, Berkshire. (Dons Yard, Mapleduram, RG4 7TP) . We have a large car park if you are driving. Have breakfast at our Guest House if you stayed the night before. (All details are sent when you book).

Come up to the upstairs lounge and have a coffee, tea or water. Meet your fellow artists.

10.0am Your tutor welcomes you to the studio, explains the weekend and tells you about herself. You are encouraged to tell us a bit about yourself (if you want to) and what you particularly want from the painting weekend. Everyone is nervous but there is always laughter and fun!!

Then choose your painting station downstairs in the studio. Everyone has their own painting table, easel, chair. Professional paints, professional brushes and canvases. We take a maximum of 7 students per class.

The weekend begins.

Tea & Coffee is available any time - just help yourself - the studio is YOURS for the weekend. Do what you gotta do!!

Our Aim is to 'Bring out the Artist in You' - we DO NOT just paint and let you copy us. We motivate, inspire and teach originally. Our tutors have outstanding knowledge, great patience and a sense of humour = Perfect!

12.30am Lunch in the upstairs lounge. A delicious fresh buffet with wine. (A glass of wine often helps you paint EVEN BETTER in the afternoon!) Or eat outside if weather is good

1.0pm Back to painting

5.0pm Day Ends

You either go home or come to our Guest House and eat out with the group across the road at a good pub/restaurant. (The Pack Horse, Mapledurham)


2nd DAY

9.30am Arrive at 9.30 this morning. Your tutor will talk you through (again!) your perfect fine art composition. REMEMBER we do not impose our will on you but YOU develop your skills and talent.

Often everyone goes straight upstairs for a coffee and chinwag with each other about today's painting! Students are still seen with heads in art books, pencils on drawing pads or flicking through ipads!

Beginners acrylic painting weekends
The studio stands in the shadow of the historic Mapledurham House and a few seconds to the River Thames and famous watermill.

You are advised on the colours to use, the brush to use in each space. Your tutor will let you be as 'contemporary' or 'traditional' as you require. There are many ways to paint a painting so your tutor will help you make decisions.

Concepts, approach, style, technicalities etc are discussed depending on which workshop you are attending.

12.30am Lunch in the upstairs lounge. A delicious fresh buffet with wine. (A glass of wine often helps you paint EVEN BETTER in the afternoon!) Or outside if weather is good.

1.0pm Back to painting - where we complete your 2nd professional painting

3.0-3.30pm Day Ends - Group photo (which we send you) along with teaching notes about your chosen painting weekend.

Your tutor is only there for you. She is NOT painting her own paintings but gives you constant attention and help.

Every student is encouraged to 'Develop their Own Style'. We have everything you need in the studio for experimental work, (all art products). etc

We also offer email support after you have completed a painting weekend. You can also pop into our weekday workshops.

Tel:0118 9483155 for any help.