Art Classes

These are on-going courses for everyone whatever their degree of experience in art, and I will teach each person at their own individual level.

For the beginner, here is a chance to try your hand at the most supreme painting medium of all, with its individual textures and exquisite colours.  It is the most flexible, traditional, and satisfying medium of all in which to paint.

I can show you the original techniques employed by the old masters, using many thin layers of paint and glazes, to produce fine art paintings of great depth and richness. Both the beginner and the more experienced amateur will acquire sufficient knowledge to make paintings of which they will be proud.

I will bring different ideas to the class for your inspiration and will set specific tasks you can follow if you wish but ultimately subject matter can be your choice.

Adult Classes
Monday 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday evenings 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Art Classes are £12 per session at my Art Studio in Worlington, Suffolk

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Private Tuition

I can do one-to-one tuition at £25 per hour.

If you are interested in Art Classes or Private Tuition and would like to find out more please make contact via the contact page

Oil Painting Materials

The reccommended materials are...

 

  • Pencil HB and 2B

  • Sketching paper

  • Terracotta conte pencil or watercolour pencil

  • Putty rubber

  • Daler Board or stretched canvas or to keep cost down, MDF cut down and primed

  • Shiraz / Ivory and sable mix brushes of your choice. Between sizes 12 – 0 in Shiraz and 000 – 2 in red sable mix (series 401 Rosemary’s Brushes).  Round brushes with pointed ends or filberts are better than square/flat for this painting technique.

  • Oil paints.  The basic colours you will need are as follows:-  Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine, Cerulean blue, Paynes Grey, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Light Red, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow, Terre Verte, Sap green, Viridian, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White.  You can gradually add to these in the future.   Rowney Georgian are an affordable good choice. More expensive but lovely are Mussini and Norma colours.  Mussini colours are transparent in general and good for glazing.  Don’t buy water mixable oils!

  • Palette.  You can buy disposable palettes which are much easier as you don’t need to clean them off.  Otherwise a piece of kitchen melamine will do as a cheap alternative to buying a wooden palette.

  • Glass jar of white spirit

  • Painting medium.   Liquin Original is the quickest drying.  Linseed oil/turps mix slower and runnier.

  • Old Rag.

  • Mahl Stick.  I will show you one of these  – you can make them up yourself at home from a bamboo cane and a piece of chamois leather .

  • Easel.

  • Viewfinder (homemade – I will show you how)

  • Retouching Varnish

  • Masking Tape

  • Palette Knife

  • Dividers (very important for measuring!)  Tindalls or WH Smith in Newmarket or Ottewill Art in Bury have these, often as part of a maths set. (like a compass but with no pencil – just two pointy ends.)

  • Colour shaper, smallest size.  This is a pointy rubber ended object on the end of the handle of a paintbrush.  It is not absolutely essential but everyone who has one says it is invaluable.  Rosemary & Co or Great Art have these.

Suppliers: greatart.co.uk for paints and general art materials and Rosemary & Co. for brushes.  Both are mail order via the internet.