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Observational Painting in Oils


12 – 16 August 2024

Five days
Monday to Friday
10:00am to 4:00pm

Course #: SC17

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Through drawing and painting exercises, colour demonstrations, talks and discussion we will explore some of the fundamentals of painting, including tone, colour, temperature, light, spatial relationships, composition and pictorial structure and rhythm.

We will work on a series of still life studies leading into a more sustained painting, always with the freedom to experiment and revise.

The ‘still life’ genre is a wonderful vehicle both for personal vision and for formal experimentation. You will be invited to bring in some of your own things that you might like to paint. There will also be a variety of still life objects provided by the school.

This course is suitable for those who have some previous experience of painting in oils.

Tutor: Claudia Carr

12 – 16 August 2024

Five days
Monday to Friday
10:00am to 4:00pm

Course #: SC17

Course Materials

This basic materials list is the minimum requirement. Please buy these
before you come to Heatherleys and bring on the first day of your course. Canvas can be bought at the school. Your tutor will advise on supports.

Oil paints (artist’s quality) 38ml tubes
Cadmium Red
French Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow
Titanium White

Low odour thinners 250ml
(Please only bring low odour thinners with you or buy them at Heatherleys. For health and safety reasons we do not permit the use of white spirit or turpentine at Heatherleys).

Brushes size 3, 5, 8 (flat hog bristle)
Large tear-off or wooden palette
Double dippers
Palette knife
Kitchen roll / rags
Purified Linseed Oil


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