Friday Mornings – An Introduction to Oil Painting


A foundation in the elements of visual art

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Introduction to oil painting

Spring Term 2024

Friday Mornings, 10am-1pm – 10 weeks
12th January – 22nd March 2024.
Half Term 16th February.

Autumn Term 2023

Friday Mornings, 10am-1pm – 12 weeks
15th September – 15th December 2023
Half Term 27th October & 3rd November (2 weeks)

For beginners or intermediate artists who want to get going with oil paint and colour

Tutor: Audrey Fattouche

  • Learn to paint in oils from the beginning
  • Train the eye to draw and paint from life
  • Understand the mechanics of oil paint
  • Establish essential studio skills
  • Start to grow meaningfully as an artist

This is a practical course aimed at producing paintings, building confidence and inspiration from a firm foundation. Our premise is that you are better able to develop as an artist by interweaving creative tasks with exercises designed to train the eye, the hand and the mind. We connect with Ruskin’s ‘the Elements of Drawing’ and include ideas about art education from the early part of the 20th century along with more contemporary tenets. All the while you will be referencing art and artists to place your work in context.

Starting from the simplest of mark making, by the end of the year you will be painting the figure in oils.

The course is conceived as an ongoing studio school and runs for three terms. You can join for a term, a half term or for the full year.

Working from observation trains the eye

Simple exercises form the foundation of more complex tasks

Audrey is an enthusiastic tutor and strong communicator who sees teaching as a part of her own art practice

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