Still Life in Oils



This workshop will focus on creating dramatic colour and light. It will be suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced as there will be something for everyone to learn. We will be using a limited palette of bright pigments and Catherine will show you how to prepare a still life set up, plan and mix your palette, then work systematically to create a vibrant painting. What to bring: A packed lunch Objects for a still life; For example: jugs, bottles, fruit, bowls. Ideally a mix of colours & shapes, but try to keep them fairly straightforward. A selection of oil brushes. do a great selection, ideally Filbert shape in a variety of sizes. A portable or table top easel if you would like to use your own or we have several here which you can use. Odourless thinner & painting rags Linseed oil Palette Palette knife Apron or smock

What's included in the price?

Included on the day: Oil paint and painting surface Expert tuition 1 to 1 guidance Detailed demonstrations A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you can no longer attend, we are unable to offer a refund or transfer you to another workshop. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid. Level: All Number of students: 10


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available


A unique venue in the Berkshire countryside offering a range of creative workshops and flowers from our very own cutting garden.


Micklems Farmhouse, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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