Oil Painting

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Programme Overview

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Paul Brady

Programme Overview

Please note that our next programme of courses for Spring-Summer 2018 will be available from March 2018.


This class started on the first week of October. It is now too late to join it.

This course explores the versatility of oil paint, providing a solid base of techniques on which to build the skills and confidence to produce both accurate rendering and more abstract works. You will learn about stretching canvases, preparing a surface, how to mix and apply oil paint and which sort of brushes to use.

You will learn about colour, composition, drawing with paint and how to represent light and three dimensional forms to your paintings. Your work will be based upon observation, photographs, memory and imagination.

Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.