FOUNDATION OIL PAINTING COURSE INFORMATION
The Fine Arts Studio Foundation Painting Course focuses on the traditional techniques of painting figures and objects in oil paints. The fundamental elements and principles of painting are taught in this structured course. The lessons are supplemented by slides of Art Historical Master paintings as well as contemporary art works.
The course covers proportions of the figure, understanding tone, techniques of painting grounds, brushwork, oil painting mediums, colour theory, composition and creating texture through scumbling, glazing and impasto.
14 LESSONS OVER 10 SATURDAYS
R 4800.00 (includes notes and model fees but excludes materials).
Please note: A deposit of R1500 is required to reserve a place. The deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The remainder of the fee is due in two installments – the first is due at the start of the course and the second is due four weeks later.
FOUNDATION OIL PAINTING MATERIALS
Like all art equipment the quality, and thus cost, of oil paints varies. The better quality paints will have a smoother consistency and be easier to work with. The Maimeri range is excellent and the Rembrandt, Rowney Georgian or Winsor & Newton rages are good.
- Titanium white
- Cadmium red
- Alizarin crimson or Carmine
- Cadmium yellow
- Lemon yellow
- Indian Yellow
- Naples Yellow
- Sap green
- Verde Green
- Cobalt blue
- Ultramarine blue
- Cerulean blue
- Yellow ochre
- Raw umber
- Burnt umber
- Raw sienna
- Burnt sienna or Pozzuoli
- Payne’s grey
- Lamp black
(try get as many of these as you can afford)
- Chiseled (flat where the metal joins the bristles with a square-tip), hog hair: sizes 1 inch, a ½ inch and a ¼ inch
- Chiseled, soft haired : sizes 1 inch, ½ inch and ¼ inch
- Filbert (flat where the metal joins the bristles but with rounded bristles), hog hair: sizes 1 inch, ½ inch and ¼ inch
- Filbert, soft haired: sizes 1 inch, ½ inch and ¼ inch
- Round (round where the metal joins the bristles with rounded bristles), hog hair brushes: sizes 0, 3, 7 and 12
- Round, soft haired brushes: sizes 0, 3, 7 and 12
- Fan brush
- A pad of 10 sheets of 16” x 20” (A3) primed Fredrix canvas paper.
- 2 x A3 stretched canvas
- 2 x A4 canvas boards
- Gesso (acrylic primer for oil painting)
- A palette knife
- A palette (white melamine coated masonite from the studio or a wooden palette)
- Genuine turpentine
- Purified linseed oil
- A roll of kitchen towel
- 3 small glass containers with lids for the turpentine
- Cotton rags
- Masking tape and 2 dog clips
- Dishwashing liquid or cake of soap
- Brush holder to transport and protect brushes