GROUP LESSONS

I teach a small group of students in my studio, who truly want to learn from the ground upwards.

Each course module lasts five Mondays and runs throughout the year.

The course is well structured for students who want to start from the beginning. Students will learn to see colour, how to mix colour through different colour wheels, the different properties of paint e.g. an opaque, a glazing color etc.

No more wasted paint and chasing your tail.

How to handle paint and understand different ways of approaching painting. Throughout the course students will learn from works of many artists to improve their development.

SPECIFIC SKILLS TAUGHT:

• Understanding colour theory
• Handling paint
• Drawing and painting line and tone
• Use of mediums
• Laying out a basic palette
• Handling composition
• Visual observation

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE – 6 PEOPLE

SUMMER FIVE DAY WORKSHOPS

Please click here to email me for details. These workshops get booked up very early. Accommodation can be arranged locally.

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Can be provided by special arrangement.

 

LESSON 1

Colour Theory 1. An Introduction To Colour
Perception.

• Colour overtones and the six co-primaries we use for expanded possibilities in colour mixing.
• Mixing a triad.
• Introduction of hue, value, and saturation.

Students will learn colour theory by painting assignments in the studio and to keep for future reference

LESSON 2

Still Life 1. How to navigate and organise a
limited palette.

How to key the overall value scheme of a painting. An introduction to handling tone in paint using line, tone and shape.

LESSON 3

Colour Theory 2. How To visualise saturation.

• We will discuss the four levels of saturation.
• Make examples of saturation levels through colour mixing exercises.
• Designing and painting a small abstract painting.
• Examples of popular artists work will be shown

 

LESSON 4

Still Life – 2. Understanding ground colours.

• Discuss setting up a still life.
• Using knowledge from previous lessons to paint a still life in chromatic gray from complimentary colours.
• Explore composition, paint application and looking to other artists for inspiration.

LESSON 5

Saturation and the illusion of space.

• Spatial depth and contrasts in saturation and colour temperature.
• Discuss: the camera records a scene mechanically and does not organise colour, temperature or saturation to enhance spatial illusion.
• Make a small study to show the illusion of space within a painting.

This is an important lesson for anyone who wants to paint landscapes or work from photographs.

LOCATION:
West Kington, Wiltshire SN14 7JQ

BOOKINGS:
Please email Nina for course dates, availability and fees