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WORKSHOP: Still life in oil paints for beginners

July 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Still life in oil paints for beginners

This one day course will take you through the essentials of painting a still life in oils using the ‘alla prima’ technique. This structured course will take you step-by-step through the principles of oil
painting and aims to give you the confidence to take your painting to the next level.

We will cover:

  • Principles and techniques of oil painting
  • Creating an imprimatura layer
  • Mixing paint
  • Using colour and tone to create form and space
  • Developing an interesting composition
  • Methods and techniques for applying paint
  • Observational skills
  • Using mediums

Materials to bring:

  • A range of oil paints
  • An odour free solvent such as Zest-it or Sansodor (please note white spirit or turpentine will
    not be permitted)
  • A selection of brushes in different sizes (including flat and filbert brushes).
  • Linseed oil
  • A 12”x12” or 12”x16” canvas, canvas board or gesso board, depending which surface you
  • Two jars/pots (one for your solvent and one for the medium)
  • A palette
  • Palette knife
  • Old clothes or apron to protect clothing

We will provide:

  • Table easels
  • Additional materials
  • Sketch paper
  • Spare pots
  • Still life display materials


July 21, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Stoke Bridge Workshops
9 Stoke Street
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8BX United Kingdom
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