Still-Life in oils workshop

A one day hands-on workshop to explore some techniques that Sally uses in still-life painting. Working in oils you will plan and draw your arrangement and objects with careful consideration to lighting.
The workshop will take place in the Loft above The Terrace Restaurant.
Materials: Please bring with you a large cardboard box (like a box used for wine), a torch, oil paints, turpentine, paintbrushes, palette, tissues. Sally will be bringing her own materials with which to demonstrate.

10am start – talk about composition, looking at still life examples, discuss expectations, skills and interests.

10.30am – set up composition considering lighting, texture and colour.

11am – begin by creating some timed charcoal sketches of our compositions for study purposes. Review sketches.

11.45am – prepare oil palette

12.00 – one hour of painting the base layer of your composition.

1pm lunch

2pm – painting the top layer of your composition with one-to-one tuition through the afternoon.

4.30pm. tidy up and review of the achievements of the day.

£70 per person

Prebooking essential, call us on 015394 41396 or email

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