Learn to use: oil painting mediums

Course Dates: 14/12/19
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Neil Pittaway

Explore the different effects that can be created when oil painting mediums are added to the paint. Learn to use a range of oil painting mediums to expand the possiblilities of oil painting, such as texture and glazes.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Do take the plunge! I may have been critical on certain aspects but that is an entirely “on the day” matter. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill or to rekindle a lost passion for painting.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/08/2019)
An excellent short course.
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Review by John / (Posted on 28/01/2019)
From my perspective (even as a novice painter), this course was very limited in scope, and only covered a turpentine-type thinning agent and refined linseed oil. A variety of painting techniques (wet-in-wet, scumble, impasto...) were practiced but there was minimal information on how which other mediums might be used with these techniques, e.g. to speed up drying time, emphasise brush strokes, even out brush strokes. Unusually for a short course at City Lit, this class did not meet my expectations.
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Review by Meg / (Posted on 16/12/2018)
Listen carefully and you will learn a lot
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Review by Richard / (Posted on 16/12/2018)
A great experience. Lots of tuition for both experienced and new painters. Copious techniques shown. A good introduction to working with oils.
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Review by Alexis / (Posted on 15/12/2018)
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Course Code: VM015

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Sat, day, 14 Dec - 14 Dec '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £48.00

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