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Life Oil Painting

Mondays from 1.30pm - 4pm with artist and tutor Christine Frew

  • Started 25 Apr
  • 225 British pounds
  • Beaverhall Artists Studios

Service Description

Monday 25th April - Monday 27th June 10 weeks - no break This course is suitable for improvers, intermediate students and artists with experience of drawing or painting but who may not necessarily have tackled working from the life model in oils. Working in an expressive way, students will depict skin tone, proportion and the human form whilst becoming more skilled and confident in their paint handling, compositional choices and surface texture. Our aim is to experiment, create, improve skills and enjoy painting! There will also be regular focus on certain aspects of painting technique, which you may or may not choose to incorporate in your work and discussion of artists whose work features the life figure. Each week we will work from the life model. Poses will run for two weeks, allowing time to make more finished and considered works (i.e. 5 x two-week poses with different models). A weekly summary will be provided for students on the first day. Materials Required -A range of long handled brushes suitable for oil painting in a range of sizes and to include flat/square heads and rounded. -household paint brush, 1-2 inches -Oil Paints, basic range of colours e.g.-yellow ochre, burnt umber, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine, sap green or viridian, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, titanium white. (Optional colours such as Naples yellow, cerulean blue, raw umber can be useful). -Primed card or canvas -Apron or other protective clothing -Soft rags or cloths -Turpentine or eco alternative such as Zest -Small bottle linseed oil (optional) Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines page for information about attending studio-based classes. This course is at EDS Studio, Beaverhall Art Studios, 27 Beaverhall Road, EH7 4JE.

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Contact Details

  • 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971