Painting - Oils

Beginners' portrait painting in oil with George Popesco

Ref: S2D09702

Beginners

£294.00
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About this course


Paint a portrait of the model's head using oils. Techniques include palette preparation, underpainting, mark-making, colour, tone, and composition.

Course Description

A step-by-step introduction to using oils while learning how to paint a portrait of the model's head. Techniques include palette preparation, underpainting, mark-making, colour, tone, and composition.

This practical course introduces you to oil painting techniques. It offers both the fundamental starting points to how you respond to working from a model, how to technically organise your materials and create a portrait painting.

This is a lively and engaging course, George teaches you through practical demonstration, one-to-one support and exercises. The model will sit throughout the course. You will begin with a short preparatory drawing to establish proportion, scale and composition, followed by palette preparation, colour coordination, mixing, and brushwork techniques.

At the end of the course you will understand how to work with a model, how to use drawing to familiarise yourself with the subject, how to use fundamental oil techniques and have completed a portrait study.

Timetable

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.

Daily timetable

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.

Last day

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)

Course Materials

Included

  • Providing a model, paints and paint mediums.

What students need to bring

  • Old ceramic dinner plate/s for painting palette

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • A3 canvas or primed hard board
  • Sketchbook
  • Brushes: generally a good range of student quality – natural bristle or/and synthetic brushes, both flat filbert and/or round pointed. Sizes: large, medium, small.
  • Painting palette (traditional painting) square or oval; or a student tear-off pad
  • Clip on palette dippers x2
  • Palette knife: general purpose

Tutors

George Popesco

Since completing his academic training at the Royal Academy Schools London, George has taught extensively in varied Art & Design education structures alongside developing his own work and exhibiting both in group and solo exhibitions. George lives and works in Dorset, specialising in Oil Colour medium exploiting its tactile wet in wet qualities to form the mediums expressive and sculptural qualities.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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