16 February – 5 April 2020
*This class is fully booked*
TUTOR: Sheena Russell
DAY: Sunday 1 – 3:30pm
DATES: 16 February – 5 April (8 weeks)
LOCATION: Art Studios
We’ll be starting this 8-week course off by covering basics such as mixing colours, application and consistency of paint, before moving on to choice of subject, development of ideas and approaches to starting a piece, composition, as well as thinking about scale, texture, surface and finish.
If you are new to oil paint, this is an excellent way to try out a potentially tricky material in a suitable space with advice and support. If you have some experience with this already, it is an opportunity to set aside two hours of the week solely for the enjoyment of painting with the support of an experienced painter to help develop your skills and style.
Schedule: (This schedule is subject to alterations depending on the needs of the group and weather conditions)
Week 1: Introductions, materials, drawing, colour. Painting a relatively simple shape.
Week 2: Elipses and tone
Weeks 3 & 4: Perspective, landscape, texture, compostition
Weeks 5 & 6: Still life; measuring, relationships
Week 7: Self-portraiture; ratios, skin-tones
Week 8: Completion of participants choice
Drawing and observational skills, how to choose subject matter. A greater understanding of the medium of oils, it’s versatility and potential.
Sheena studied Fine Art Drawing & Painting at Glasgow School of Art, graduating with her BA (Hons) in 1997. She works as a professional artist from her studio at Trongate 103 and has exhibited her work in the UK, Europe and New York.