Painting - Oils

Painting trees and woods in oils with Tom Benjamin

Ref: S3D09010

Suitable for all

£372.00
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About this course

Work in the arboretum and Kingley Vale woods painting directly in the landscape. Look at how to get a sense of form and growth in paintings and approaches to composition to create form, texture and light. Studies are also made in the studio of tree branches and roots, working on both quick studies and one or more finished pieces.

Course Description

During the course the tutor will refer to the work of a wide range of different artists' work with the aim of stimulating your own sense of invention to help you develop your own response to the subject. Tom will sometimes be painting and you can watch him demonstrating and talking about his approach.

You will be working outside wherever possible so be prepared for all weathers. Tuition includes whole class talks, individual discussion and practical help while you are working. Subjects include tonal studies, painting the sky, foliage and forms of trees and woods, choice of subject matter, composition, and capturing light.

By the end of the course you will have developed confidence in your own response to a subject, have a series of studies from which to refer to in future as well as at least one finished piece, and discovered new approaches to painting and composition.

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

What students need to bring

  • Sketching easels are available to borrow but if you have a favourite of your own do bring it
  • A long ruler and a digital camera if possible
  • Paint rags
  • It is of course important to bring warm clothing for outdoor work. It is much colder painting outside than going for a walk.

Available to buy

  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow pale hue/Winsor yellow
  • Yellow ochre
  • Burnt sienna
  • Alizarin crimson
  • French ultramarine
  • Pthalo blue/Winsor blue
  • Ivory black
  • Sketch book size A4 and your preferred drawing media
  • Canvases/painting boards in a range of sizes and shapes
  • Brushes in a range of sizes
  • White spirit /turps for outdoor work only (zest it will be provided for studio work)

Tutors

Tom Benjamin

Tom Benjamin paints landscapes, town and coastal views in oils, outside in front of the subject, in all weathers. He is represented by Sarah O'Kane Fine Art.

Accommodation

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

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