- Thursday 10th-Friday 11th September
- From 10.00am to 4.00 pm each day.
- £160/2 days
- A list of suggested materials will be sent before the class
- Please bring a light lunch each day during the course whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place.
About Composition – This is where you start
Time spent in composition is NEVER wasted. A beautifully painted picture with no thought for its composition is never going to be satisfactory. So often eager enthusiasm is the enemy of a really good piece of work. Keep the enthusiasm but include time for thought.
This class will encourage you to look at composition, look at masters of composition and start to understand what sort of composition you are interested in for your own work.
I have a quote but don’t know who said it-
A painting that is well composed is half finished.
There is a similar quote about labradors or spaniels.
IF YOU KNOW THE BASICS OF OIL PAINTING AND ARE READY FOR MORE THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU.
You want to learn in a small class, with students keen to apply themselves this course is aimed at you. We will teach you that Drawing and painting are fun, frustrating, relaxing, exciting, sociable and contemplative: it will enhance your wellbeing, expand your view as you look at the world, and should give you a lifetime of pleasure.
I AM A BEGINNER- WHERE SHOULD I START, OR HOW TO START AGAIN AS A RUSTY RETURNER?
This may be a bit tricky for a total beginner with oils. There will be a beginners class in August .
If you are rusty, or uncertain about certain aspects of painting then this class will be a good place for you. Your tutor will guide you through the process of learning to draw and paint in a step-by-step fashion so if you are just a bit rusty this should be fine.