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Foundation Painting

Foundation Painting

Returns in Term 1 2023

Duration: 12 weeks*
Hours: 12 – 3pm / 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Studio

FOUNDATION PAINTING is a 12 week course is suitable for beginners or artists returning to their practice.  You will learn fundamental skills to effectively shape your process and build your confidence – whether you’re interested in taking your existing painting practice to the next level or putting brush to canvas for the first time!  Even seasoned masters encounter struggle, but with the strong technical foundation this demystifying course has to offer, you’ll be well equipped to navigate the challenging but rewarding art form of Painting.

For the first half of the course, you will work solely in black and white in order to focus on the essential elements of Painting, such as form, value, paint-handling, blending, mark-making and observational skills. Building on the material introduced in the first half, the second half of the course has been designed to focus intensively on colour- specifically, on Colour Theory and colour mixing.

Throughout, you will have the opportunity to develop various painting approaches, including from life and from quality reference photographs; along the way, you can expect to broaden your knowledge of art history and develop your individual aesthetics and concepts. The course will exclusively use oil as a painting medium; due to its versatility and forgiving natureit is the best choice to acquire the broadest array of skills, which can then be applied universally to other painting media.

While encouraging creativity, the focus of Foundation Painting is the core teachings of technical painting.  A rigorous but supportive learning environment will leave you with the confidence and facility to successfully execute your ideas in paint.  The ultimate goal of the course is to provide you with the skills and confidence to maintain an autonomous and self-motivated painting practice.

This course runs in Terms 1 and 3 only, with Grisaille to Glazing following in Terms 2 and 4

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