Art Workshops

2.5-day Oil Painting Workshop – March 22-24 2019

Registration and contact form below.

In this intensive weekend painting workshop, you will learn about oil painting supplies and materials, how to paint an imprimatura, the importance of dedication to the process rather than the outcome, creating a convincing sense of volume and form, and colour mixing techniques – all with a modified direct painting (alla prima) approach. The style of painting will be representational but not photo-realistic, allowing for a painterly feel. You will learn to how to follow the reference as a guide more than an ideal.

You will work from either your own photo reference (ideally figurative or portraiture, but not required), a studio-provided photo reference, or a studio-provided still life setup (limited number available). There will be instructor demos, discussions and explanations, plenty of hands-on painting time and individual feedback, and a social hour on the last day to wrap up the workshop.

Drawing and shading experience is necessary; oil painting experience is helpful but not required.

Beginners can work in monochrome (white + brown paint) if preferred, to simplify the process and focus on paint application rather than colour mixing.

Friday-Sunday March 22-24 2019
Friday 6:00pm-9:30pm
Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

Price: $345 + GST
8 students max
Ages 14+

Payment and cancellation policy:

Payment confirms your spot. All payments final and non-transferable. In the unlikely event the workshop is cancelled by Nicole, a full refund will be provided.

Workshop held at Nicole’s studio.  Please note there are two flights of stairs to access the studio.

Materials list and detailed notes provided upon registration.


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