This course is an introduction to the fundamental techniques of painting with oils, as well as how to make a faithful representation of the figure. On the first evening there will be introductions followed by quick poses, drawing with oils with a limited palette.
The tutor guides you through each stage of the process, starting with a few short poses with a limited palette, followed by one long pose.
On this structured course you will learn:
Throughout the course you will receive helpful hints and tips on working with tools and media. The tutor will demonstrate various stages, and support you with one-to-ones, and group discussion to help you make the most of your course.
By the end of the course you will have gained knowledge on colour, brushwork, light and shade and completed a life study in oils.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Suggestions for materials to bring:
White Titanium and Zinc. If only 1 is bought, then buy Titanium
A selection ranging from thin to broad brush. Minimum of 3 brushes. Rounded end preferable to flat but in the end it is a personal choice. Rosemary brushes are very effective but expensive.
Zest it or Shellzolt or other low-odour turpentine substitute.
Bring a minimum of 3 ranging from A3 upwards.
"I loved the teachers warmth, enthusiasm and excellent teaching. We covered an extraordinary amount of techniques in a short space of time. I felt that I have a lot of information to go away with and digest but plenty of good tips and advice to keep me going!"Katherine, 2019
Zara Drummond changed career from award-winning Industrial Designer to Fine Artist after a riding accident. She re-trained at Chelsea College of Arts, and studied drawing at the Royal College of Arts. With paintings in private collections all over the world, Zara Drummond is best known for her portraits over the last twenty years.