Oil Painting Course

The Oil Painting Course covers a specific subject matter depending on the time of the year that it runs: still life, figure painting, or landscape oil painting. You can take each of these courses in any order. The courses ran like workshops, rather than a series of step-by-step guided instructions...

Taught by: Michael Major.

Description

The Oil Painting Course covers a specific subject matter depending on the time of the year that it runs: still life, figure painting, or landscape oil painting. You can take each of these courses in any order. The courses ran like workshops, rather than a series of step-by-step guided instructions. They are appropriate for students of all levels, including those with some previous experience. For more information on each course/theme, please see below.

Landscape Oil Painting

Full time, one week, 05/12/16 - 09/12/16

Focused on landscape, this course encourages you to connect with the raw and immediate experience of an image. You will be encouraged to  explore colour, texture, and composition in order to help you to develop your imagination and experimentation. Your own landscape drawings or photographs can be used as a starting point. 

Topics covered:

  • you will  be encouraged to practice how to apply colour, texture and layers
  • practical work is supported by reference to the work of experienced painters, which can be used as a source of inspiration

Level:  The course runs like a workshop, rather than being taught as a set of step-by-step guided instructions. It is appropriate for students of all levels, including those with some previous experience. Numbers are kept to a maximum of 15 (sometimes fewer), which gives time for the tutor to go round and give one-to-one advice

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for:

  • students with some previous experience who want to learn new techniques to push their practice further
  • undergraduate art and design students wishing to improve their painting skills
  • those who want to strengthen their skills and portfolio in order to apply for study at art colleges
  • beginners with a keen interest in painting

Entry requirements: None

 

Still Life Oil Painting

Full-time, one week, 27/03/17 - 31/03/17

You will be encouraged to produce vibrant paintings that strike a balance between spontaneity and fine detail built up with glazed layers of colours. We will  give you a variety of still life set-ups and themes to work with.

Topics covered:

  • you will be encouraged to practice how to apply colour, texture and layers
  • practical work is supported by reference to the work of experienced painters, which can be used as a source of inspiration

Level: The course runs like a workshop, rather than being taught as a set of step-by-step guided instructions. It is appropriate for students of all levels, including those with some previous experience. Numbers are kept to a maximum of 15 (sometimes fewer), which gives time for the tutor to go round and give one-to-one advice

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for:

  • students with some previous experience who want to learn new techniques to push their practice further
  • undergraduate students wishing to improve their painting skills
  • those who want to strengthen their skills and portfolio in order to apply for study at art colleges
  • beginners are also welcome

Entry requirements: None

Figure Oil Painting (Dates to be confirmed)

Working directly from the life model, you will be encouraged to explore all the techniques that oil allows to paint the figure. You can create figure paintings that convey a sense of realism, or alternatively work towards more abstract pieces.

Topics covered:

  • you will be encouraged to practice how to apply colour, texture and layers
  • practical work is supported by reference to the work of experienced painters, which can be used as a source of inspiration

Level: The course runs like a workshop, rather than being taught as a set of step-by-step guided instructions. It is appropriate for students of all levels, including those with some previous experience. Numbers are kept to a maximum of 15 (sometimes fewer), which gives time for the tutor to go round and give one-to-one advice.

Who should take this course?

The course is suitable for:

  • students with some previous experience who want to learn new techniques to push their practice further
  • undergraduate art and design students wishing to improve their painting skills
  • those who want to strengthen their skills and portfolio in order to apply for study at art colleges
  • beginners are also welcome

Entry requirements: None







Tutor information

Michael Major has been teaching painting at Central Saint Martins for over 15 years. He is also a painter who works and exhibits in London. Visit his website at www.michael-major.co.uk for more information.

Materials

During this course you will need to supply (please check in the course description text to see which topic the course you booked will cover):

Landscape Oil Painting course

  • a wide range of artists' oil paints, White,Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Veridian Green, Sap Green, Colbalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Red, Windsor Violet, Cadmium Yellow & Lemon Yellow, Winsor Orange and Raw Umber
  • a stretched canvas 24 x 30 inches (approximately).
  • palette (optional) , purified linseed oil, brushes and kitchen roll.
  • odourless mineral spirit: Sansodor, Shellsol T of Zest-IT.
  • landscape drawings or photographs of a landscape you want to paint.

Still Life Oil Painting course

  • One stretched primed canvas measuring 24 x 30 inches
  • One stretched primed canvas 16 x 20 inches
  • Artists' oil colours, essential to have: Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Veridian Green, Sap Green, Colbalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Red, Winsor Violet, Cadmium Yellow & Lemon Yellow, Windsor Orange and Raw Umber. 
  • no white oil colour is needed.
  • Palette, liquin (Winsor & Newton), brushes, a jar, kitchen roll, palette knife, cotton buds.
  • Odourless mineral spirit: Sansodor, Shellsol T or Zest-IT.

Figure Oil Painting course

  • Five stretched primed canvases measuring 20 x 24 inches approximately.
  • A full range of Artists' oil colours: White, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Venetian Red, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Veridian Green, Sap Green, Colbalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Red, Windsor Violet, Cadmium Yellow & Lemon Yellow, Winsor Orange and Raw Umber
  • Palette
  • Purified linseed oil.
  • Odourless mineral spirit: Sansodor, Shellsol T or Zest-IT.
  • Brushes and kitchen roll.

Note for all courses: Use of turpentine or white spirit is not allowed. Vegetable oil is a cleaner, cheaper, safer and odour-free alternative. It is also environmental friendly and safer for people with skin allergies




Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
05/12/2016 - 09/12/2016Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
27/03/2017 - 31/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket