Introduction to Oil Painting with Jackson Davies Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Introduction to Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

Introduction to Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

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Discover the world of oil painting in this immersive two-day workshop designed for beginners. This course serves as an essential introduction to the foundational techniques and principles of oil painting, providing students with a solid understanding of the medium and its potential for artistic expression. Through a carefully structured program, students will learn the fundamental concepts, materials, and methods necessary to create compelling oil paintings.  With materials supplied, it is the perfect way to try the beautiful medium of oils.

Day 1: Exploring Basic Techniques

During the first day, students will explore basic oil painting techniques using the still life as your subject. Through a series of hands-on exercises and demonstrations, students will learn how to effectively handle oil paints, mix colors, and apply paint to the canvas. Emphasis will be placed on understanding colour theory, composition, and traditional painting techniques. Engaging discussions and practical exercises will help students grasp the foundational skills needed to build their confidence.

Day 2: Building Proficiency and Expression

Building upon the skills acquired on the first day, students will delve into more advanced techniques such as layering and glazing. With a strong emphasis on individual creativity, participants will be encouraged to apply their newfound skills to create a unique painting that reflects their personal style and vision. Guidance and personalized feedback from the tutor will help students refine their techniques and cultivate a deeper understanding of the expressive potential of oil painting.

What to expect

Students will work on simple yet engaging still-life painting exercises to gain an understanding of the properties and possibilities of oil paint. By the end of the workshop, students will have developed a solid foundation in oil painting, enabling them to continue their artistic journey with confidence. 

 What will you achieve

  • Produce an oil painting on canvas
  • Learn about basic oil painting materials and tools
  • Develop an understanding of tonality

Is this course right for me?

This is a friendly, relaxing workshop designed to breakdown oil painting into accessible stages for beginners. If you have ever been interested in learning oil painting but don’t know where to start, this workshop is the perfect introduction and is ideal for anyone eager to establish a strong artistic base from which to grow and develop their skills. 

Material List

Art materials such as paints, brushes, palettes and mediums will be supplied for this introductory workshop.  If you already have your own oil paints, brushes etc, please bring them with you. Your tutor works with a particular colour palette and quality of oil paint, so your paints may not be appropriate. Bring them along anyway and your tutor can advise. 

Please bring the following:

  • Latex gloves
  • Rags or a roll of paper kitchen towel
  • One or two jam jars with lids for mixing solvents and clean up
  • Packet of sanitizing wipes for clean up

About studio classes

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

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Course testimonials:

  • Excellent course, a knowledgeable teacher with a pleasant manner and effective teaching approach. Spacious venue, great facilities. I really appreciated the fact that materials were provided and included in the cost of the course.