Discover the fundamental techniques, methods and theories when
painting with oils. Gain confidence using and applying oils with
brushes and knives, colour and tone theory, and the use of paint
A structured course especially developed for the complete beginner that introduces the fundamental techniques, methods and the theory of the Western Oil Painting Tradition. The course will help you to gain confidence in the practical use of the medium and its application. It will also introduce the means to appreciate, and most importantly, to continuously learn from the Masters of the past. This will help you to approach the art of painting with the informed and discerning eye of a painter.
How to begin and proceed with the physical structure of a painting.
Become familiar with the unique properties and potential of oil paint.
Understanding the use of brushes and knives.
Basic tone and colour theory.
The use of painting mediums.
Traditional techniques including Glazing, Impasto, Scumbling and Varnishing.
The necessary means to paint a Landscape and Still-Life.
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)
John T. Freeman was born in London 1958 and trained at Bath Academy of Art ( Corsham ) and Chelsea School of Art . He has taught since 1985 as a freelance tutor and lecturer to all levels of ability across a wide spectrum including the computer games industry , Lion Head and Media Molecule , Hurtwood House School, Watts Gallery, Tate Britain, and the Prince of Wales Drawing School.