Learn how to make paintings which capture the quality of light and atmosphere in the landscape. You will be working outside whenever possible, making quick studies on small boards (from 8 x 6 inches to 12 x 16 inches), as you learn how to create a feeling of scale and mass in a small painting.
The course will focus on approaches to structuring an oil painting. You will explore the use of different coloured grounds and palettes, brushwork and approaches to simplify and imply textures rather than describing them in detail. You will work on a series of paintings of the same view to study the changing light. By developing a greater technical fluency, you will be better able to make paintings that capture what moves you about your subject.
During the course, you will receive one-to-one and group tutoring. The tutor will also be painting with the group sometimes to demonstrate approaches to painting.
By the end of the course, you will have gained confidence in painting outdoors, gained knowledge of how to approach painting your subject and technical skills, to achieve a painting full of light and atmosphere. You can expect to have completed a series of small oil paintings.
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)