Exploration of Colour in Oils

Start date: 03 August 19
Day: Saturday
Course length: 1 day course
Time: 10:00 to 16:30


Full Fee: £85.20

Over 65's Fee: £79.20

Benefit Fee: £71.00

Course Code: £SS50

Tutor: Greg Harris

Length: 0 Weeks

Term: Summer Schools Weeks

Type: course Weeks

Code Letter: SS Weeks


In this two - day workshop you'll receive an in depth exploration of colour harmony and how to achieve a variety of gestures. Focusing on painting portraits from photographs you will develop knowledge on how to apply oil paints in exciting and expressive ways. The workshop will involve a presentation of contemporary artists to inspire you and a demonstration by the tutor of how to begin. Then 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. Oil paints and boards will be provided. Suitable for new painters and the experienced.


This workshop is for two days, Saturday 3rd August to Sunday 4th August, 10.00- 4.30 pm.

Materials List

A variety of brushes (ideally both synthetic and hoghair; filberts and flats; small up until 5cm wide) - A variety of palette knives - Printed portrait photo or gridded up portrait on a tablet (using a 4:3 ratio, e.g. 40x30cm or 30x22.5cm) - Pencil - Pen (if you bring in a photo) - Low-odour thinners (not turps or white spirit) - Ruler - Rags - Palettes (large ceramic tile or traditional palette is recommended, otherwise palette paper pads will work just as well) - Clothes you don't mind getting dirty

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.