3-week Oil Painting Course with Lou Thomas - Textured Landscapes



3-week Oil Painting Course with Lou Thomas - Textured Landscapes for beginners in oils over three weekly sessions. "Lots of fun, worth every penny. Looking forward to booking again. " - Lauren This stimulating new course is an inspiring way for artists with some experience to discover the secrets to creating beautiful landscapes in oil paints. This course is suitable for students of any ability including those with no experience of oil painting and those who have painted previously but simply want to explore textured painting techniques. Lou will guide you through the preparation stages of creating a textured work with a mountain theme in week one; applying paint and using dispersal techniques in week two; and in the final week finishing and fine tuning the details of the painting. Each session will take 2 hours. At the end of the three weeks you will have a complete textured oil painting which, after another two to three weeks drying can be varnished using “Re-touch varnish” and framed. No previous oil painting experience is necessary; also suitable for those already painting looking to improve their skills - Step by step demonstrations and critiques - Subject matter taken from Lou's own photographs - Small class sizes - Widely spaced, sanitized workspaces; aprons provided - Materials and refreshments are included The Course Structure covers: Week one - introduction to oil painting materials; drawing the subject on to your canvas panel; application of texture pastes Week two - masking, applying paints to selected areas Week three - painting the sky, adding fine details, finishing, and a discussion on how to varnish after 2-3 weeks' drying time You are asked to bring: - Your own oil paint brushes if you have them - Rags for cleaning - Old clothes - A flat tray (like a fruit box) to convey your work home) plus old newspapers This class is led by Lou Thomas, a highly respected and widely-collected painter. Lou's mountain scenes and seascapes are much admired, with a style that incorporates much texture and movement. Lou has been painting almost all her life and is delighted to be sharing her skills and love of oil painting with you!

What's included in the price?

Most materials including paints, brushes, source material and paint mixing surfaces. Refreshments are included.


Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



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