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T4 Oil Painting – The Next Step

Beginner Level - with John Paul

  • Ended
  • 260 Australian dollars
  • Craft Room

Course Description

For those who have had an introduction to Oils, this course will extend what you have already learned and teach you the skills to develop your compositions using the techniques of the Northern Renaissance masters like Ingres, Bosch and Bruegel. The course is suitable for beginners who have some experience with oil paints and/or have worked with John in previous terms. About your Tutor: John Paul has been a professional practicing artist since 1974 and has over 10 years of experience teaching art. John’s work is in the Lawrence Wilson Gallery, UWA; Notre Dame University; Edith Cowan University; Curtin University; New Norcia Gallery; Royal Perth, St John of God and the Kerry Stokes Collections. John won the Mandorla Art Award in 1990 and in 2012. He has recently returned to Perth after living in Victoria. About the Course: In this intro to oils course you will learn the essentials of this diverse medium. Your tutor will introduce you to techniques of the Northern Renaissance masters like Ingres, Bosch and Bruegel, including how to create a grisaille underpainting. You will use a reference image of your choice – simple still life or portrait- and trace the image onto the board to begin, then progress through to a final painting. WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: Packet wet wipes; • Notebook and pencil • 2 or 3 canvas boards, Approx A4 size • White or Green chalk or light coloured soft pastel (used when tracing the image onto the board) • Pastel Pencil • Paintbrushes - set of synthetic brushes sized from 1 to 12. These can be inexpensive varieties, found at Bunnings or discount stores • Palette knife • 1-2 large white palettes or large Palette pad (for easy clean up) • Rags & Paper towels for cleaning brushes. • Cotton Rags • Small jar w lid for mixing medium • Large jar w lid to clean brushes and take home with you • Containers for oil mediums • Small bottle of baby oil and soap for cleaning hands Spray can of fixative, optional OIL PAINTS -Art Spectrum colours Colours to start with: Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Naphthol red, Burnt sienna, Yellow ochre, Naphthol yellow, Viridian Green, Titanium White and Lamp Black Non-toxic odourless solvent – Art Spectrum. Linseed oil

Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.

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