Painting the Nude

You will explore painting techniques to enhance your awareness of the emotional power of colour. Through the handling of painting, you can increase the expressive content of your work. You will be encouraged to complete many canvasses in oil or acrylic...

Taught by: Alice White.

Description

You will explore painting techniques to enhance your awareness of the emotional power of colour. Through the handling of painting, you can increase the expressive content of your work. You will be encouraged to complete many canvasses in oil or acrylic. Reference to the work of other artists will enable you to consider a variety of historical and contemporary approaches used for painting the nude, which can inform your practice.

Topics covered

We will explore how to apply colour, texture and layers.

You will also use shape and tone to explore composition possibilities.

Outcomes

The course is an opportunity for you to:

  • produce many canvas in oil or acrylic
  • practice a range of key technical skills
  • explore different approaches to painting a nude model
  • have more confidence and to produce more sustained paintings

You should also be able to apply the principles that you learn in this course to other subjects such as still life and landscape painting

Who should do this course?

The course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced students who wish to practice and improve their painting skills using a nude model.

Level

Beginners/Intermediate

Entry requirements

None






Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor information

Alice White is a professional oil painter based in London. She has many years of experience teaching painting at Central Saint Martins. Courses that she teaches include Beginners Painting, Painting the Nude, Still Life and Contemporary Oil Painting.

Materials


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Odourless mineral spirit: Sansodor, Shellsoll T or Zest-IT
  • 2 canvases approx 30 x 36 inches
  • Tubes of oil paints OR Acrylic paints: Titanium white and Zinc white - Lemon yellow, Cadmium yellow and Indian Yellow - Cadmium red and Alizarin Crimson - Ultramarine Blue and Cobalt blue - Viridian Green - Windsor Violet- Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna and Yellow ochre
  • Oil painting brushes: short, flats, bristle (a sensible range of sizes). Please make sure you have a couple of large, medium and small ones
  • Lots of rags and kitchen rolls
  • Jars with lids
  • Palette knife
  • Turpentine is NOT allowed
  • Linseed oil
  • Liquin (speeds up drying time)
  • Roll of greaseproof paper for palette, or a piece of flat white melamine about 14 x 12 inches.


Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

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