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Oil Painting | Glazing + Scumbling Demystified with Matilda Michell

Course Overview

Glaze and Scumble are two terms that are often heard in the art studio, but have you ever wondered what they mean, why, how and when would you use these techniques? Then this 2 part workshop is the class for you.

Over two mornings oil painting students with some prior experience will learn glazing and scumbling materials, methods and techniques. Students will start with an acrylic underpainting, and working over the top with oil paints and mediums

Glazing is the brushing on of a thin, transparent, darker paint layer over an area of dry paint. This indirect method of painting achieves a visual depth that a direct method, such as alla prima, cannot. Glazing is a great technique to create atmosphere in paintings. Scumbling is the brushing on of an opaque, lighter layer of paint. This technique is used to visually soften or lighten areas. A good knowledge of both techniques are essentials for oil painters.

image class demonstration by Matilda

Is this course right for me?

Prior experience with oil painting is assumed.


Please bring the following materials

Your oil paints, brushes, palette and paint mediums that you normally use
2 small canvases or primed canvas boards (A4-A3 size is sufficient)
Something to draw with (pencil/charcoal)

You will be able to use our acrylic paints for underpainting as well as medium for glazing.

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

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Course testimonials:

  • Matilda was fantastic. She packed a lot into 2 x half day course. Also the class size (5) was great.