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Learn Classical Oil Painting Techniques | Matilda Michell

Course overview

This class is for students with prior experience who want to improve their oil painting skills and learn classical oil painting techniques. Accomplished painter Matilda Michell has gained a reputation for her research into the materials, methods and interests of Spanish, Dutch and French master painters including Diego Velázquez, Rembrandt, Chardin as well as 20th century painters like Euan Uglow. Through demonstration and practice students will gain a thorough understanding of the materials and techniques available to them and improve their understanding of oil painting. Students will work on paintings over several weeks, developing them to fully resolved images. The course covers a genres of still life, interior, figure painting and portraiture.

What to expect Over the term students learn traditional ‘classical’ methods and approaches to painting including: * different ways canvases and boards have been prepared through history (and their modern equivalents) * a wide variety of approaches to building build coloured ground layers and underpaintings * more advanced colour theory * about light and shadow and how to achieve dramatic light * advanced approaches to composition * a variety of methods for applying paint including underpainting, glazing and scumbling and more

Click here to see gallery of student works from this class

Is this course right for me?

It is assumed that students will have reasonable drawing skills and some previous experience with oil paints.

Materials list

  • It is assumed students will already have oil paints, mediums, brushes, palettes. Please bring what you have and your tutor will make suggestions for any additional paints, mediums or equipment you may need.
  • Bring an A3 size canvas to the first class. You will also need more throughout the term.
  • Solvents MUST be odourless. Oil painting solvents and mediums must not be tipped down the sinks. You will need to bring jars with lids to take away spent solvents/mediums. Spent solvents/mediums must be taken with you and not left in the studios. You tutor will give you information on reusing and disposing of spent solvents and mediums.

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$¤,570 $¤,542 Limited inc GST
Learn Classical Oil Painting Techniques | Matilda Michell

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Term 1 2018 now enrolling Early Bird offer now open | Enrol and pay by 15 January to receive a 5% discount | Not suitable for beginners, prior experience with oil painting and drawing is assumed | Price excludes materials | Suitable for new and continuing students
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.