An in-depth week of oil painting, exploring traditional methods and contemporary approaches alongside the material possibilities of the medium.
Working from a colourful studio set-up, students will learn how to use complimentary colours to create striking compositions. The course will cover how to paint with a full palette of colours and work in layers to achieve rich, bright surfaces. Students will be introduced to drawing with paint and using washes of thinned paint with an understanding of how mediums can be used to influence drying times and textures. The course will also cover how to prepare painting surfaces, including preparing stretchers, stretching canvas, and priming. Students will work on two paintings simultaneously, choosing one painting to develop into a resolved piece towards the end of the week.
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