You may remember that I began my quest with getting back to my fine arts roots a while ago. I have found the head-space to ‘get back into oils’ and I don’t know what took me so long! Moreover, I will begin teaching oil painting early next year.
We have been in Oxfordshire (from Twickenham) for 7 years now and each year as I get more into harmony with the seasons, I fall more deeply in love with the countryside. This has renewed an interest in painting landscape especially moody landscapes. I love the deep purpleish-indigo skies vibrating it’s edges against the surreal lime of the rape fields.
I have designed my flyer and sent off to have 1000 printed at Vista Print. (Calligraphers, don’t be sad, I am still doing book arts, calligraphy and teaching calligraphy, but I thrive on creative variety!)
I have purchased easels, palettes, paints, mediums, brushes and palette knives. We have also sorted out the lighting to enable teaching to take place in winter with the early evenings.
So here goes:
Oil painting is actually surprisingly easy! But the equipment list can be daunting – so at Limetrees Studio, all your equipment is supplied as part of the course.
Short introductory courses for beginners with Lin Kerr, a fully qualified art teacher. She will provide step-by-step tuition, taking you at your own pace, working in small groups in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Lin is an internationally recognised artist and has been teaching art for thirty years in various media at a wide range of levels.
All equipment is included:
- easel stool
- boards to paint on
- oil paints
- oil paint mediums
- brushes and palette knives
- fact sheet of materials
- coffee, tea and snacks
TUESDAY OR SATURDAY OILS
10.00am – 1.00pm
INTRODUCTION TO OILS: TONE
We will start with with tonal values in simple still-life paintings to get used to the feel of oil paints. We’ll produce 2–3 little paintings and some sample boards.
Consecutive Tuesdays 19 January, 26 January, 2 February, 9 February 2016 (4 sessions)
Alternate Saturdays 23 January, 6 February, 27 February, 5 March 2016 (4 sessions)
Getting to grips with Oils: Texture and Impasto
Experiment With Oils
and then this idea – aimed at people who are often alone on weekends and would love to do art – hence the lunch and cream tea.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON OILS
1.00pm – 4.30pm
Sunday afternoons are special and will include a light lunch and finish with a cream tea.
After the 4-session INTRODUCTION TO OILS, Sunday Afternoon courses will each be 2 sessions.
INTRODUCTION TO OILS: TONE
24 January, 7 February, 28 February, 6 March 2016 (4 sessions)
GETTING TO GRIPS WITH OILS: TEXTURE
24 April, 8 May 2016 (2 sessions)
GETTING TO GRIPS WITH OILS: IMPASTO
12 June, 26 June 2016 (2 sessions)
EARLY BIRD BOOKING: Book before 30 November for a 25% discount. Book before 16 December for a 10% discount.
GIFT VOUCHERS for various amounts towards a course are available.
www.linkerrdesign.co.uk (the website has not yet caught up with this, but within a week or so, all the details will be there too.
Please wish me luck with this. I am so excited about the whole thing!