10-Week Introduction to Classical Painting Course starting 10 January to 23 March 2020, every Friday from 10.00am to 12.30pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny City.
This course introduces you to the essential methods and techniques of classical realist painting. Each step of the painting process will be covered: from the initial campitura preparation and dry-brush drawing and design stages to value studies in grisaille (or monochrome painting), acquainting yourself with the unique characteristics of the oil paint medium. And finally, working in full colour but with a limited Zorn palette.
Working progressively through a series of simple steps, you will learn how to create complex, realistic and luminous paintings – from portraits to figures to still lifes.
This course is suitable not only for beginners, but also for advanced artists, as quite often some very basic skills and techniques need to be practised and reinforced.