Dive into the world of oil painting and learn how to do it. Look forward to a personal experience in a small group with just 3 other attendees.
Details at a glance
- Duration: 6 hours
- What is included: Access to the studio; Full access to materials including surfaces, oils, medium, pastels, pencils, brushes and palettes; One-on-one guidance during the class; Evaluation and group critique of works produced demos throughout the class; light refreshments; the model; 3 hour session post class to paint in the studio with Louise to work one on to finish the painting
- What should I bring: Just be in a good mood.
- What will I be taking home: Your own piece of art.
- Covid-19 protective measures:
- You are required to bring and wear a mask
- You must provide either proof of complete vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours prior to the start of the activity.
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The modern portrait in oil with Louise Thomas and Monica Mussungo
This portrait class will present you with the fundamentals of representational portrait painting focusing on tonal values, composition, form, colour theory, mixing and mark making.
The subject will be a female model. The aim will be to understand the foundational skills of painting. We will start with drawing exercises led by Louise in oil and dry pastels on paper.
This is a unique opportunity to work with artist Louise Thomas in the studio, this course will consist of a small group of 4 artists. Learn to use oil including mixing your palette, preparing your surface, building your composition and handling tone and colour.
Students working on the warm up drawing exercises a painting by Louise
We will start with a series of drawing exercises to warm up, explore the portrait and get to know the model. Louise will share with students the process by which she paints and offer some short demonstrations at different stages to illustrate what she is teaching to the group. The course includes advice on studio practice such as how to set yourself up at home or in studio time here with the right brushes, paints and setting out your palette with practical exercises over the three days. We will then move on to a live demo on colour mixing and handling oils. After that we will start painting the portrait. During this time Louise will also be painting the portrait and guiding you through unique tips and techniques to achieve the painting. The class includes a group critique to finish and look and discuss all the paintings together
Artist and tutor Louise Thomas will share tips and techniques for creating an interesting portrait. Using drawing materials to make up your sketches and then moving to a canvas and mixing a palette.
The class includes a live model throughout, demos as well and one on one evaluations to discuss the portrait and work created. After the class you are free to leave the painting in the studio. The class includes 3 extra hours of studio time on a date of your choosing to complete the portrait with Louise on your own in the studio.
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The portrait in oil - Painting course in Neukölln
Duration: 6 hours || What is included: Access to the studio; Full access to materials including surfaces, oils, medium, pastels, pencils, brushes and palettes; One-on-one guidance during the class; Evaluation and group critique of works produced demos throughout the class; light refreshments; the model; 3 hour session post class to paint in the studio with Louise to work one on to finish the painting