Oil Painting: Methods and Materials
|Dates:||17 February 2020 - 21 February 2020|
|Time:||10:30 - 17:30|
|Location:||The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts|
|Tutor:||Dr David Cranswick|
This course offers a thorough understanding in the disciplines and skills developed by master painters of the Renaissance.
Progress, step by step, through the various disciplines of classical painting techniques. Learning how to make oil paint from natural pigments, then how to prepare an under-painting in grisailles, a painting executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral greyish colour. .
Continue by exploring tonal composition and theory, the history and origin of pigments, colour theory and mixing colour, chiaroscuro, glazing recipes mediums and waxes, painting with a limited palette, coloured glazes and over-painting techniques.
Who is this course for?
All levels of ability and experience welcome.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy.
Baggy clothing (especially sleeves)
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 should I bring?
Please your own brushes:
Paint palette with wells & 2 large glass jam jars
All other materials will be provided.
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.
The School reserves the right to discontinue or suspend a Course up to fourteen (14) calendar days before the advertised start date of the Course.
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.
Upcoming Courses with Dr David Cranswick
- Renaissance Painting: The Traditional Art of Egg Tempera and Gilding Begins 30 September 2019
- Dutch Still Life Begins 25 November 2019
- The Flemish Technique: Egg Tempera & Oil Paint Begins 20 January 2020
- The Traditional Art of Painting in Egg Tempera Begins 10 February 2020