Still Life Oil Painting
Designed for those who wish to improve on existing painting skills and welcoming newcomers to the practice, this course will develop your ability to describe texture, tone, form and colour using the medium of oil paint.
You will be encouraged to produce a series of vibrant paintings which strike a balance between spontaneity and fine detail, experimenting with various compositions, lighting conditions and perspectives.
Focusing on traditional still life elements such as flowers, fruit and fabric, our subject matter will broaden to incorporate more familiar items which have become icons of contemporary modern life.
• How to apply colour, texture and layers to still life oil painting
• Practical work is supported by reference to the work of experienced painters, which can be used as a source of inspiration
The course is suitable for students of all levels, including those with some previous experience. Numbers are kept to a maximum of 16 (sometimes fewer), which gives time for the tutor to go round and give one-to-one advice according to individual needs.
By examining a variety of still life set-ups and themes, we aim to advance your knowledge of materials, techniques and processes in order to strengthen your future painting practice.
Who should take this course?
• 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 welcome
Students doing this course and wanting to enhance their oil painting skill further may be interested in also taking our other oil painting courses focusing on different subjects a list of forthcoming courses can be viewed here.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
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.
Please bring to the first session:
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