Oil Painting: Methods and Materials

Subject: Painting
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
Full price
£ 385

1 space remaining.

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:

Classic filbert brushes, sizes 1-6

Pure Kolinsky sable designer brushes, series 22, Sizes 2, 3 and 4

A palette with wells & 2 large glass jam jars

All other materials will be provided.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy.

Avoid wearing:

  • 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.

Tutor biography

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.

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