Oil Painting: Methods and Materials
|Dates:||1 July 2019 - 5 July 2019|
|Time:||10:30 - 17:30|
|Location:||The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts|
|Tutor:||Dr David Cranswick|
By making and using your own materials -oil paints from natural pigments, glazes, wax - learning colour theory and other techniques, gain a thorough, practical understanding of the disciplines developed by Renaissance master painters.
Who is this course for?
All levels of ability and experience welcome.
What should I bring?
Please your own brushes:
All other materials will be provided.
A palette with wells
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy.
- Baggy clothing (especially sleeves)
- Loose jewellery
- Short sleeve t-shirts (when there is a chance of contact with hazardous materials)
- High heels or open toed shoes
Health & Safety
When mixing pigments:
- Wear the dusk mask provided by the tutor
- These masks are disposable masks and are intended to be used for a day at most
- Wear disposable nitrile gloves should be worn
- Tutors and students must wash their hands and forearms regularly to avoid cross contamination ie. after mixing pigments before eating, drinking, smoking, using the telephone or going to the toilet.
- Food and drink must never be consumed in the basement workshop or studios.
What days do I attend?
Monday - Friday
Do you offer concessions?
Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.
To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.
By booking this course, you agree to our terms and conditions. Click to view.
What if I need to cancel or change my booking?
You can view our policy here.
Dr David Cranswick
David Cranswick trained at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He received a doctorate for his research into traditional painting materials and techniques in 1999 through The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts. David has taught traditional painting materials and techniques since 1979. He is an MA tutor at the School and is also a PhD supervisor and examiner.
Dr Cranswick is currently writing a book on traditional painting techniques and their underlying craft practices as expressed through the Alchemical tradition.