Portraits and Oil Paints

Start date: 16 September 19
Day: Monday
Course length: 0 day course
Time: 19:45 to 21:45


Full Fee: £104.00

Over 65's Fee: £97.40

Benefit Fee: £88.40

Course Code: £A13

Tutor: Greg Harris

Length: 6 Weeks

Term: Autumn Weeks

Type: course Weeks

Code Letter: A Weeks


The primary aim of this course is to teach you about colour management. You will cover a wide spectrum of approaches and techniques covering the foundation of colour use right up to introducing arbitrary colours into your work. Using portraits as a framework you will be led on a practical exploration of using colour with different types of brushes (sometimes in unconventional ways) and a selection of palette knives. Use oil paint liberally with effective colour techniques. This workshop focuses on being supportive and giving appropriate guidance to match the level of the learner. Please note that oil paints and boards are conveniently supplied and included in the cost, and the tutor will take you on a journey of discovery with these colours that are used in the class. Suitable for painters of any experience.

Materials List

A variety of brushes (ideally both synthetic and hoghair; filberts and flats; small up until 5cm wide). A variety of palette knives. Portrait photo printed of on a tablet. Pencil. Low-odour thinners. Ruler. Rags. Palette (large ceramic tile or traditional palette is recommended, otherwise palette paper pads will work just as well). Clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Oil paints and boards will be provided. A specific colour palette is provided (Alizarin Crimson, Red Cadmium, Lemon Yellow, Chrome Yellow, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, and Titanium White) but may want to bring in additional oil paints (recommended: Emerald Green, Permanent Rose, Cobalt Violet, Dioxazine Purple, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber).

Fees & Further Information

Please be aware that your booking starts when you first need access to the room to when you leave. This means that it includes any setting up or clearing up time you may need.

A 30% non-returnable deposit is required for all bookings.

During our term times we cannot accept room bookings that might conflict with any of the courses we offer.
Evening bookings outside of our term times are subject to the availablity of our evening staff.

There is a set up fee of £10.00 per hour for all bookings in the cafe, hall and bar. If your booking takes place outside of our usual opening hours there will be an £8.00 service charge. For single room hire bookings full payment is required at least one week before the date of the booking. For block bookings full payment is required within 30 days of the last date of the room hire.

We reserve the right to refuse any room booking requests.