October 22-26 2018: Oil Painting Workshop, Victoria BC

5-day Intensive Oil Painting Workshop – October 22-26 2018 11:00am-6:00pm


For questions or registration, contact Nicole.

In this intensive 5-day painting workshop, students 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. Students will learn to use the reference as a guide more than an ideal.  The workshop will bring students through completing a study, an imprimatura, colour mixing, first layer of paint, and second layer (time permitting).

Students will work from their own photo reference (ideally figurative or portraiture, but not essential) or a studio-provided still life setup (limited number available). There will be instructor demos, discussions and explanations, and a focus on 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.

Monday-Friday October 22-26 2018, 11:00-6:00

Register by August 31: $695 + GST
Register September 1 and after: $745 + 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 provided upon registration.

For questions or registration, contact Nicole.