Oil / acrylic painting

These sessions explore the multifarious techniques of oil painting, from preparing surfaces, canvases and mixing colours to using different tools to apply the medium, for creating alternative effects.

Techniques Offered

  • Mixing colours
  • Blending and forming tones
  • Using brushes and palette knives
  • Creating different qualities with turpentine
  • Working with a coloured ground
  • Applying glazes
  • Working from dark to light
  • Oil pastels and paint
  • Exploring artist's techniques
  • Painting on canvas-board
  • Using linseed oil
  • Preparing surfaces with primer
  • Experimenting on canvas as a group
  • Mixing pure pigments
  • Learning about the properties of oil paint