Painting - Oils

Life painting in oils for beginners with Zara Drummond

Ref: SWE08612



About this course

Learn fundamental techniques to make a representational oil painting of the figure. Techniques include drawing in paint, essential colours, organising your palette, colours for flesh tones, brushes, mediums, composition, light and shade (chiaroscuro).


Zara Drummond

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.


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Come and find out what makes West Dean College such an amazing place to study. Explore the studios, take a tour with students, discuss your study options, and find out about funding at our next Open Day on Saturday 9 February 2019.

Suitable for Foundation Degree, Diploma and Masters.

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