Friday Tutored Course - Skills Part 2

Fri 10 Jan 2020 9:30 am - Fri 3 Apr 2020 12:30 pm
Dulwich Art Group & School


Tutored Course Payment

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
£350.00 + £0.00 booking fee
Daytime course fee
£350.00 £0.00

Sub Total 0.00

A foundation in the elements of visual art – Introduction to oil painting

For beginners or advanced artists with gaps in their skills set.

Spring Term 10th January – 3rd April 2020
Half term 21st February

12 week course - course fee £350

  • Learn to paint in oils from the beginning
  • Understand the mechanics of oil paint
  • Discover ways of looking that lead to successful images
  • Embrace your own visual language in this powerful medium

Having completed the Essentials of Drawing students move on to this course where we learn the mechanics of working with oil paint and explore our visual perception.

We will be following a path well trodden, even if, in this age of Instagram and high concepts, it is over-covered in leafmould and moss.

Ruskin, who by coincidence lived very near our studio, outlined the elements of drawing in “Three Letters to Beginners“. He saw the development of perception as the most important skill and all of the practical tasks he suggests go towards this greater objective.

Our course draws on his approach beginning with the most basic mark making, the vowels and consonants of the visual language. It proceeds through all of the elements towards complete fluency in image making.

We will be working mostly from observation so this will include still life and 2d reference in a studio setting. You will be challenged but you may progress at your own pace: there will be agreed way marks, when you arrive at them is up to you.