Oil Painting - Mixed Ability

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 192 Conc £74 Full £374 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 17/09/2019 03/12/2019 AA1210
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 07/01/2020 24/03/2020 AA2210
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 21/04/2020 07/07/2020 AA3210

What will the course cover?

You will learn to handle, mix, control and apply oil paints using various mixing mediums, papers and boards. Painting technique and styles will be developed through studies in tone and colour using brushes and knives.

Who is the course for?

For those who are interested in learning about oil paints to use as a media for making artwork.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Some drawing or painting experience would be beneficial

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Prime boards and other supports. Layout a palette. Understand the difference between using linseed oil or turpentine as a mixing media. Use and combine ingredients to make a particular colour. Develop the way you handle the paint (flat, impasto etc) and start to draw directly with it. Develop your understanding of light and shade, and tonal colour by using warm and cool tones. Use complimentary, primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Have an awareness of composition and knowledge of the golden section. Make alterations and adjustments to build-up a richness of surface that reveals the history of the painting. Exploit various pigment strengths (Prussian blue, vermilion, etc). Show a sequential awareness of how other artists have used oil paint.

How is the course organised?

Practical drawing and painting sessions. One to one and group tuition. Demonstrations, examples, discussions, talks and question/answer sessions.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

This is voluntary but gallery visits, art books, and websites will enhance practical learning, as will sketch book practice.

How will my progress be assessed?

Evaluation of work produced in weekly reviews and critiques. Classroom and other exhibitions. Your Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal will be used to record assessment and progress.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Develop your skills further by attending other art courses with us or other providers. The work produced can be used to help build your portfolio for application to FE or HE.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Specialist materials e.g. oil paint, and occasional model costs as advised by the tutor. Please note, this will be kept to a minimum. 1. Oil paints: * Titanium white * Yellow Ochre * Cadmium Yellow * Lemon Yellow -optional * Burnt Sienna * Raw Sienna -optional * Cadmium Red * Alizarin Crimson * Cobalt Blue (light blue) -optional * Prussian Blue (dark blue) 2. Jar for white spirit 3. 1-2 litre White Spirit (hardware store) 4. Palette (old plate or piece of hardboard) 5. Cloth for cleaning brushes 6. Brushes: One small synthetic brush with a point, and a medium and large flat hogs hair or synthetic brushes. 7. Canvas, canvas paper, primed board or card. (of manageable size) Protective overalls are advisable.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.