Whether you are new to oil painting or have some experience, this course will build your skills and confidence in the subject. We will throw light on the materials and processes involved, and have you working from still life right from the beginning...
Taught by: Enver Gursev.
Whether you are new to oil painting or have some experience, this course will build your skills and confidence in the subject. We will throw light on the materials and processes involved, and have you working from still life right from the beginning. You'll then be guided through interpreting your initial sketches and drawings, as well as organising them into a plan. We'll also demonstrate painting techniques and you'll be encouraged to practise from home between sessions if possible.
You'll leave the course with a body of work and you'll have more awareness of the diverse concepts and production of the generic process of painting. Many people move on to other visual arts courses, at intermediate or advanced levels.
Who Should Attend
Those who wish to develop the skills to express themselves through the medium of oil painting.
'As soon as I started the course, I was really excited and looking forward to completing the other four days! The tutor was very welcoming explained the outline of the course and immediately put everyone at ease. I also really liked the College facilities and the room that we were in.' - Lynda Herity.
"I really enjoyed the course content and the tutor was friendly and helpful as well." - Anon
Enver Gürsev is a professional artist, working as a painter, sculptor and a musician. Born in London in 1968, he is a graduate of Camberwell College of Arts. Enver has broad experience with working with people in the arts and as a fledgling artist, was mentored by the late Eduardo Paolozzi.
He co-organized and ran several fine art and drawing workshops among them, the ‘Reconciliation Through the Arts’ project, ‘The Way We Are’, funded by The Council of Europe, which brought together the work of displaced and re-located young people living in the north and the south of Cyprus. Until recently, he worked as a gallery events organiser for the dynamically active, artist led’ Cor Blimey Arts’ and ‘Core Gallery’ in Deptford, South East London.
Taking part in over 60 exhibitions to date, Enver has worked on location with other progressive artists in Cuba, Colombia, USA and Cyprus. His studio is based in Bermondsey, London.www.envergursev.com
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
- Palette and palette knife
- Turps and linseed oil
- Any objects you might like to see in a still life
- Selection of brushes (Preferably soft and hard)
- A selection of oil paints - including the primary colours and black and white
- An apron or old shirt to protect your clothes
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.