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Online | Painting Flowers from Life | Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

Course Overview

In this workshop, you will learn to paint a bunch of flowers from life by demonstrating alla prima painting techniques. Alla prima refers to a direct painting approach where paint is applied wet on wet without letting earlier layers dry.

Simply pick some flowers from the garden for this lighthearted and stress-free workshop that will encourage you to continue painting throughout Spring and challenge you to see what you can produce in a short 3-hour online session.

What to expect

  • To start the session, students will recieve a brief introduction to alla prima painting, colours, materials and equipment, and explore paintings by masters such as Sargent and Phillips Fox.
  • Then, your tutor will be painting alongside you, giving commentary as they go along and answering questions. Jackson will be discussing how to start the painting by establishing general tonality and laying down base colours, then demonstrating how to develop depth and colour by working directly on the canvas.

What you will learn

By the end of the workshop, students will:

  • Understand and apply practical alla prima techniques to their work
  • Enjoy the alla prima painting process

Is this course right for me?

Beginners and those with oil painting experience are welcome. Having a basic understanding of oil painting will ensure you get the most out of this workshop.

Recommended Material List

  • Primed canvas: stretched or canvas board (any size)
  • Linseed oil
  • Rag
  • Range of hog bristle brushes: sizes 2-8, preferably rounds but any shape/size is fine; use any brushes that you have.
  • Oil colours: titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, alizarin red, ultramarine, raw umber, yellow ochre, lamp black (or any black) any other colours you have. Spectrum instead of cadmium is fine.

This class will run online

Due to Sydney’s COVID-19 restrictions, our classes have been designed to run online. Click here to see our detailed guide to setting up, and having a smooth online class.

Fees for adult classes exclude art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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Use Your NSW Discover Voucher

This class is eligible for the NSW Discover Voucher so you can save $25 on your total cost. To book with your Discover Voucher, simply use our online form in the link below or book over the phone. Please ensure you have your voucher in the form of a PDF ready when you book (this would have been emailed to you by Service NSW).

Book with your NSW Discover Voucher

$90 Limited inc GST
Online | Painting Flowers from Life | Oil Painting with Jackson Davies

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This class will take place online via Zoom.

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