Course Summary

Learn to use oil paint like a professional artist. This course will cover the many facets of oil painting techniques from paint application to surface preparation, mediums and finishing and glazing.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email enquiries@cae.edu.au to register your interest.

Week 1: Overview of painting equipment and materials – paints, surface preparation, mediums, palettes, qualities of paint, surfaces and mediums. Historical overview of painters and techniques.

Week 2: Colour theory. Oil painting preparation. Colour palette mixing.

Week 3: Chiaroscuro, painting onto a dark prepared ground.

Week 4: Painting into the future. pre-primed canvas. Glazes and dried paint. Glazing exercise.

For students attending the two session course, session 1 will cover content from weeks 1 & 2  and session 2 will cover content from weeks 3 & 4 (from the above weekly breakdown).

Please bring the following materials to class.

PAINTS:
(Brands: Artist Spectrum (AS) or Windsor and Newton)
Titanium White
Phthalo Blue
Prussian Blue
Spectrum (or Cadmium) Red
Spectrum (or Cadmium) Yellow

– Optional extras (higher series)
Yellow Ochre
Alizarin Crimson,
Cadmium Red,
Cadmium Yellow,
Raw Umber,
Viridian Green,
Lemon Yellow,
Cerulean Blue,
Pthalo Green,
…etc etc!

BRUSHES
Selection of hog hair #2 – #6
Selection of nylon bristle #00 – #4

MEDIUM:
Gum Turpertine solvent, or Odourless Solvent

**NO MINERAL TURPS

SURFACES:
Ready made Stretched Canvas or
primed canvas boards

1 x A4 (approx 8″x12″)
2 x A3 (approx 12″ x16″)
Ready made canvases can be bought quite cheaply from a good art store or alternatively buy stretcher bars and canvas piece

OTHER:
– Palette for mixing (wood or plastic) can be purchased from art store around $10 or bring an old ceramic plates from home
– Palette knife
– Metal or glass container for medium
– Rags

 

Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.

This course is aimed at beginners with some limited experience of painting. Students may already have completed the ‘Painting: Beginners’ course but this is not essential.

Last updated: August 4, 2020 04:31pm