OIL PAINTING WEEKENDS
You are shown how:
1) The essence of oil painting is in the "blend" - we show you how
You paint in a Professional Art Studio: JoeDaisy Studio, Dons Yard, Mapledurham, Oxon
We Bring Out the Artist in YOU!!
A professional approach to 'Alla Prima' (all in one go) oil painting. Everyone has their own space, with Professional easel, painting table, paints, brushes etc. ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED. Blending, mixing colour, preparing canvas, brushes, composition etc. Tuition manual is included.
This is a very concise oil painting weekend, starting at the beginning, with the essential brush work skills, then going on to colour, (how to mix - tones etc) then going on to your own compositions. Tel: 0118 9483155
For Beginners, Improvers and Professionals!
Everyone has their own space, with Professional easel, painting table, paints, brushes etc. ALL PROFESSIONAL ART MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED.
WELCOME TO YOU to ask us any questions
Price is £300 for 2 days painting which includes all your art materials and lunch on both days.
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SATURDAY (All times are approximate)
Arrive 9.30-9.45am Get together in our upstairs lounge, meet your fellow artists. Have a cup of tea or coffee, or water or even wine!!
10.0am Your tutor explains the course and introduces you to the Studio. No-one lives here, (although it looks like a beautiful house!) it is just a studio and is your "home" for the weekend. So relax and enjoy!
10.10am Choose your place in the painting studio. Every place is the same, with professional paints, brushes etc. Everyone has their own professional easel, painting table and high stool. Your tutor explains which are the best products to use and tells you why.
10.15am We start by learning the brush (movemnet) marks required to make oil paintings work. We paint a tonal painting of the 5 shapes that make up every form. Concentrating on the "blend"
Everyone works at their own pace and each student is encouraged to paint their own way. (We do NOT teach you to paint like us!! But just show your professional techniques)
We are not here to "Judge" you - just to help you create a professional painting!
12.15am Critique your paintings - time to go ooooh, aaaaaah again!!
12.30pm LUNCH In the upstairs lounge or outside on a good day. We provide a lovely fresh buffet with fresh food, meats and cheeses, salads etc. We are suitable for vegetarians but if you have a special diet, let us know. Tea, coffe, water, soft drinks, red and white wine are available.
1.0pm We go onto colour We paint a still life in colour, learning how to mix colour. (There is a special process for this).
4.0-4.30pm Day ends.
SUNDAY - 2ND DAY
Arrive 9.0am. We start early this morning and finish about 3.30pm, so that students who have long journeys home can leave in daylight.
A larger oil painting today. You learn the "proper" process for creating an "alla prima" oil painting.
12.0-12.30pm LUNCH In the upstairs lounge or outside on a good day. We provide a lovely fresh buffet with fresh food, meats and cheeses, salads etc. We are suitable for vegetarians but if you have a special diet, let us know. Tea, coffe, water, soft drinks, red and white wine are available.
1.0pm Back to painting
3.15/4.0pm Day ends
Day ends. Time to collect your paintings and say goodbye (very sad) but most people come back again and again!
Oil painting is not just slapping the paint on!! There is a specific process to paint "alla prima". Students who have not learnt this proper process are generally staggered and thrilled at the improved oil painting they can now create. Your tutor does not impose his/her will on you but encourages you to paint "LIKE YOU" with enjoyment, encouragement and in a relaxed, friendly environment.
WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!!!!!