New Classes – Starting May 2023
Oil Painting Online Zoom Classes – All subject matter
Póilín will be hosting a set of six classes on Friday mornings from (10.30 – 12.30 am) starting on the 5th of May to the 9th of June.
All levels are welcome! Beginners to advanced.
There are limited places available for social interaction; this number is twelve, as any more it would be difficult to engage with participants.
About Oil Paints
Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. The viscosity of the paint can be changed by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or and odourless spirit such as Sansodor or Zest it, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried oil paint film later on.
The Six Week Course – Step by step painting
Areas covered below will be from the very start of a painting to the finish, it’s a continual process whereas Póilín will paint with you and show you the mixing of colours on the palette to application of paint to the canvas.
Every step is explained thoroughly through close-up camera work along with lighting ensuring high clarity for the participant.
Each painting roughly takes from one to three lessons to complete depending on subject matter. Paintings will take from a day to four days to dry, which is perfect for the following session. Also included are painting exercises in tips and techniques.
At the end of the six weeks, each participant will have their very own completed paintings.
- Composition- how to construct a balanced painting
- Colour mixing- how to mix colour- complimentary colours, tonal values
- Application of oil paint- methods and techniques with particular brushes, palette knives and other objects
- What do I do with a certain brush/ palette knife/ what sized canvas
- Subjects covered will be Still life, landscape, seascape and figurative.
- Genres will include representational and abstract painting.
I have prepared a handy one pager of all the materials you’ll require to get the most from the courses.
Once you click on the link, it will automatically download to your device in pdf format.
Download the oil materials list HERE
You can get the materials on-line or support Irish suppliers. I have a list of suppliers HERE
So without further ado, discover your new skills and techniques through learning about the above areas. Explore how to manipulate and blend oil colours with mediums on canvas, also learn how light and shade influence your colour palette through colour mixing. These classes are a great way to explore your creative appetite no matter what level you are!
Plus you can do them from wherever in the world you are- It’s online! Plus you have the recording of the class if you miss any.
For more information or to secure your place, contact Póilín on the form below.
Classes cost €120 @€20 each