Art(PR): Oil Painting - All - BHS14952

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Next term start date

24 Sep 2019


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: BHS14952

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This term is fully booked

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  • Broughton High School
    Carrington Road,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £83.75 for term
  • Tuesday 19:00

Activity description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: This is a course for all comers:- those who already enjoy but would like to learn a bit more about the uniqueness of oil as a medium: those who want to try art and think oils may be a good introduction: and those who want to try something different that has not been available to them in the past. Painting techniques, colour mixing, subject matters and composition will all be covered as we go through the process of painting. In practical terms, students will be encouraged to use implements other than brushes, such as pallet knives, they will be encouraged to use different surfaces from oil painting paper to canvasses - and they will be able to use easels. All comers of any age, whether experienced in art, a dabbler, or a complete beginner. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: By the end of the course students will be able to: paint in oils and will have an understanding of the processes of oil painting techniques. They will understand and appreciate composition and they will start to see – not just look – when they try to interpret and portray the 3 dimensional world around us in 2 dimensions. They will have increased their powers of imagination in order to develop subjects into the abstract. GENERAL APPROACH TO THE COURSE: I don’t lecture in any formal way. There will be few, if any, demonstrations in ‘how to do it’. My attitude is for everyone to get straight into the process of painting without fear and restraint. This is specifically an oil painting course, so you’ll learn about the technique of oil painting as you go along with continuous comment and advice. However, this is also an art course. A painting course. I believe inside everyone is an artist trying to get out. I will get it out of you through encouragement, humour and the building of confidence which, I can assure you, will lead to accomplishment in this craft. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENT; APPROX/ADDITIONAL COSTS: No materials are provided. On the first session, you will be supplied with a list of items that are required but to save time in relatively short course, it is advisable to bring basic materials – a selection of oil colours, some brushes, oil painting paper or canvas and oil paint thinners (ALWAYS ODOURLESS VARIETIES)USE OF TURPENTINE IS FORBIDDEN. Initially IT IS NOT NECESSARY to buy expensive equipment, Discount stores, stationery outlets and even supermarkets often have good deals on equipment. Proper art stores, will, of course, offer better quality materials and good advice.

Term information

This term is now full

  • Date term started:24 Sep 2019 (starts in 3 days)
  • Duration:10 lessons - 10 lessons remaining
  • Places:16
  • Crèche available:No

Price type

  • Standard price
  • Concession
    • 16 or 17 years old
    • 60+, retired, and not in employment.
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP or Carer's Allowance
    • Full time student.
  • Reduced
    • Council Tax Reduction Scheme (NB: Not single person/occupancy discount)
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Housing Benefit
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income Support
    • NASS Support
    • Pension Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit

Remaining dates and times (10 lessons)

Date Day Time
24 Sep 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
01 Oct 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
08 Oct 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
22 Oct 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
29 Oct 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
05 Nov 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
12 Nov 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
19 Nov 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
26 Nov 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
03 Dec 2019 Tuesday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Venue details

Broughton High School

Carrington Road
Tel: 0131 556 7978
Email: adult.education@edinburgh.gov.uk

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