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Still Life Painting in Oils

with artist and tutor Siri France Tuesdays from 1.30pm - 4pm

  • Ended
  • 225 British pounds
  • Beaverhall Artists Studios

Service Description

In this oil painting class, we’ll have a variety of different still life set ups, and will experiment with different lighting and viewpoints. Still life gives us the chance to work on so much - exploring composition, working with colour and tone, and looking at pattern, edges, and rhythm within the painting. We will gain inspiration by looking at work by a variety of painters, and their approach to the subject of still life. This class is suitable for all levels. Materials List - please bring the following to each class: (Don’t worry if you don’t have absolutely everything!) • Oil paints: I use water soluble oils and recommend using them. There are a few brands – Duo, Cobra, and Artisan. - Large tube titanium white - Medium tubes: Cadmium yellow medium, Cadmium yellow light, Yellow ochre, Cadmium red medium, Cadmium red light, Alizarin crimson, Sap green, Ultramarine blue, Prussian blue, Burnt umber, Black (NB – cadmium are always more expensive so it’s fine to go with other reds and yellows!) • Brushes: a selection of brushes - bring what you have. Recommendation: filberts/flats in sizes 2,4,6,8,10; rounds in Sizes 1 and 2; 1 inch house painting brush • Canvases: At least 4 canvases for the course. They could be stretched canvas or canvas boards. Suggested size is around 9 x 12 inches, or 11 x 14 inches. They should already be gessoed and ready to go (many canvases come primed and ready to go). • Rags and paper towels • A lidded jar to take away any solvents (if using oil-based oil paints rather than water soluble) • Pencil • Rubber • Sharpener • Charcoal •Disposable palette pad (recommended, or regular palette if preferred) • Masking tape

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstances with fair and reasonable consideration.

Contact Details

  • 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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