January 2020

Oil Painting Workshop

January 2020

Oil Painting Workshop

During this 10 week Workshop you will learn to master and apply the fundamental principles of oil painting. Giving you a solid foundation to go on and improve all areas of your artistic creation using this medium.

Course Content

  • Materials and tools
  • Composition
  • Proportion
  • Using the sight-size and comparative measure techniques
  • Seeing in mass, creating volume
  • Understanding tone, values, and Chiaroscuro
  • Edges and blending
  • Refining and finishing


The Workshop Room is located at Stamford Contemporary Arts on Maiden Lane. The workshops sits along side a working studio where you can view the work of the resident artists. A small kitchen area and toilet facilities are available.


Easels, props, and life models are provided. Please bring your own materials. Suggested materials include-

  • Charcoal
  • Pencils
  • Putty rubbers
  • Cloth
  • Masking tape
  • Fixative spray
  • Pre toned paper/art-pad

Each class is limited to 10 students.


Week 1 – Course Introduction, Materials & Tools Overview. Composition.

Week 2 – Drawing using the sight-size method and comparative measure

Week 3 – Still Life session 1

Week 4 – Still Life session 2

Week 5 – Tone, Values, Chiaroscuro

Week 6 – Seeing in Mass, drawing the life model

Week 7 – Life Model Session 1

Week 8 – Life Model session 2

Week 9 – Life model session 3

Week 10 – Refining, finishing

Course Details

DATE & TIME : Monday 6th January 2020 at 10am-13pm
TUTOR: Nick Grove
VENUE: Stamford Contemporary Art Studios

This course requires a minimum number of enrolments to run. Each class is limited to 10 students.

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