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Painting in Oils and Acrylics Summer Short Course

Date Attendance Time Course fee Location Action
22/07/19 – 26/07/19 5 days: Monday to Friday 10.30 – 16.00 £300 Kingston School of Art at Knights Park Book now

Course information

Why do this course?

Painting classes for those wishing to learn oil and acrylic painting techniques.

Course description

The course is designed to provide high-level input, not normally available through traditional evening classes.

Course structure

  • Lesson 1 – Understanding the different medium, materials and painting surfaces involved in the painting process
  • Lesson 2 – Composition, line, tone and colour
  • Lesson 3 – Research and practice painting techniques
  • Lesson 4 – Analyse painting techniques in order to create a mood/atmosphere
  • Lesson 5 – Critical reflection on the work produced 

What to bring

Basic kit of materials for oil and acrylic painting: sketchbook, pencils and eraser.

Oil painting kit:

  • Georgian students oils or Daler Rowney oil range. Prices are reasonable and the paint dries quicker. Always ask for student materials.
  • Brushes (hogs hair – flat) sizes recommended: No. 6, 8, 10.
  • Paint: Large: Titanium White. Small: Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Alizarine Crimson.
  • Suggested additional colours: Paynes Grey, Cadmium Yellow, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red, Raw Umber.
  • Surfaces to paint on: Pre-stretched canvas, canvas boards or oil paper. For the purposes of this course choose a size which is easily transportable.
  • Jars and a palette. You can get tear off disposable wax paper palettes. Paper towels, masking tape, rags.

Acrylic painting kit:

Requires similar materials to oil that includes acrylic brushes, acrylic colour jars and palettes.

You can buy pre-stretched canvas for both acrylic and oil.

  • Brushes: A range of bristle brushes roundhead 1 or 2 - 5. Flathead 8, 10, 12.
  • Paints: Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Caeruleum Blue, Cadmium Red, Alizarine Crimson and Titanium White.

Course tutor

Tutored by a regular member of the Kingston School of Art team.   

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Booking information

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