ArtsLink Online Oils Course

Working in Oils with James Budden Online course

2.00 – 4.00 pm Thursday online via Zoom
21, 28 January, 4, 11, 18 February 2021

Continuing our partnership with James Budden, ArtsLink is delighted to bring you this course which includes weekly live Zoom sessions, supplemented by videos that you can watch at your leisure during the course and after completion.

Through group and individual tuition James will help you to establish, or re-establish, your knowledge of and confidence in using the versatile and accessible medium of oil paint. Each week will include analysis of an existing style plus the development of your own paintings using either still life arrangements or images.  This course is for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills whilst painting with oils. It will concentrate on progressing you oil painting knowledge, whether you are beginning or have previous painting experience – James aims to ‘level up your oil painting’.

Whilst building your paintings you will explore:
Drawing and composition. Make preparatory sketches.  Learn to compose a picture on the canvas and control the drawing that will form your first layer.
Blocking in. Choose your colours for blocking in to define the composition and drawing.
Mixing colour and using the palette. Control the colour mixes, harmony and tonal values to build your painting.

An introductory video covers the basic materials you will need and enables you to get ready to join the class.

To book please ring the ArtsLink office 01935 815899 and leave a message clearly providing your name a telephone number and stating you wish to enrol on this course.  A member of ArtsLink staff will ring you back to complete your booking by debit or credit card. This is necessary as staff are currently working flexible furlough hours from home with no direct phone contact.  Alternatively, email providing a phone number and we will get back to you.



Jan 21 2021 - Feb 18 2021


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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