Get skills in: painting processes and mediums

Course Dates: 07/06/22 - 28/06/22
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Oil paint is a uniquely luscious medium, capable of heavy impasto effects and also the most delicate transparent colour films. Explore the different effects that can be created when different oil painting mediums are added to the oil paint. Learn to use a range of these mediums to create excitng and varied surfaces in your painting, expanding your use of texture and glazing.
This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00

Course Code: VM026

Available start dates 

Tue, day, 07 Jun - 28 Jun '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

Improving your skills and expanding your knowledge of oil painting mediums and techniques . This will build your confidence and encourage an informed, individual approach to this exciting material. There will be short demonstrations showing the special properties of different mediums followed by guidance on how to use them to create a varied and lively oil painting.

What will we cover?

- The properties of a range of mediums for oil painting such as glazing mediums; linseed oil, damar varnish, spectra-gel and Liquin.
- Impasto and glazing in layers to create a varied and nuanced surface in oil painting.
- Matt and gloss effects
- Transparency and opacity of paint.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Understand the use of several different mediums in oil painting
- Use Layering and glazing techniques in oil painting
- How to create a varied and nuanced surface in oil painting.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

All levels are welcome, from beginners to improvers.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstration and practical application. One to one and group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials are provided, a sketchbook would be useful.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You will be able to progress on to a variety of painting courses, such as Painting 1, 2 or 3, depending on your level.

Please see the City Lit website for details of our varied curriculum.

Amanda Bracken Tutor Website

Amanda Bracken started her teaching career at the Serpentine Gallery, researching, developing and delivering projects to a range of audiences, which illuminated the art work on show in the exhibition programme, including a teachers’ pack for the Bridget Riley exhibition. She also gained substantial experience developing projects and workshops within the education departments of The Drawing Room, the Estorick collection, The National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria Miro Gallery in particular Alice Neel: Portraits. Bracken holds an MA in Fine Art gained at Central Saint Martins. She also holds a BA in joint Art/Dance and a PGCE gained at Goldsmiths College London. Brackens paintings, drawings and installations have been selected for exhibitions in London and nationally including the Drawing Room, ASC Gallery, C and C Gallery and Atkinson Gallery Millfield. ‘I am interested in colour and form in all its permutations and the qualities of the substance of painting and drawing-the figurative, the abstract and the in-between. Citylit has a diverse Art department where I can use my experience to stimulate students to develop their own work'.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.