ArtsLink Working in Oils Class

Working with Oils with James Budden (10 weeks) Thursday

This course will help you develop your oil painting by taking the building of a picture layer by layer. The following processes will be addressed:

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.

Also an opportunity to explore:
Glazing. Refine light and shadows – add colour cast, softness and definition.
Brushwork. Highlights, low lights and impasto.

During the course each student will have an opportunity to paint from still life arrangements or images they bring from home. Some content will be led by participants, ie exploring sky, water etc.

For details on how to book this course please click here.


Jan 16 2020 - Mar 26 2020


1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


£181/163 (Friends)

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Digby Hall
Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA
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