Through this course, participants will gain confidence in handling acrylic or oil paints to create original artworks. Participants, led by artist Cath Hughes, will learn the fundamentals of colour, lighting, composition and brushwork to establish a foundation for taking their painting practice further with confidence. This course is considered open media, welcoming oil painters and acrylic painters of all levels and abilities, including beginners. Materials not included.
Suggested material list for oil painters:
– Suggested oil colour range: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Vermilion, Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Ivory Black. Winsor and Newton are great for beginners.
– A selection of oil painting brushes in a range of sizes and shapes. Opus Fortissimo Brushes are a good starter brush, and are available in a starter pack
– If you would like to avoid solvents then we recommend Gamblin Solvent Free Painting Fluid
– If you are happy to use solvents then we recommend a painting medium (e.g. Gamblin Galkyd or Winsor and Newton Liquin), plus an Odorless Mineral Spirits (eg. Gamsol)
– Surfaces to paint on – possibilities are Arches Oil paper (available in pads), canvas pads, small stretched and primed canvases or canvas boards
– 2 small jars with lids
– Rags or shop towels
– Palette or palette pads, and palette knives
Suggested material list for acrylic painters:
– Acrylic paints in a range of colours. There are many different manufacturers of Acrylic paint. Golden and Liquitex are very high quality, or if you prefer you can start with a student grade of paint.
– Suggested colour range: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Vermilion, Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Ivory Black
– A selection of acrylic painting brushes in a range of sizes and shapes
– One or two acrylic mediums to experiment with – try a gel medium and a more fluid medium to explore the difference
– Surfaces to paint on – possibilities are mixed media paper, canvas pads, small stretched and primed canvases or canvas boards
– Palette and palette knives
– Spray bottle (optional)