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Beginners + Intermediate level Art class

Still Life Painting course

10 week course
12th January - 22nd March 2024 
*ex. 16th February

Adult 18+yrs | 12:30 - 14:30

£330 20% VAT inc. all materials included 
£35 20% VAT inc. Drop in classes 
About the Course

Explore the wonder of painting the Still Life with Sophie Newnham. Working with oils over the 10 week course we will be learning a range of techniques to get the best out of this beautiful medium. Suitable for beginners and beyond.

We will learn


- Flowers, fruit and everyday objects will be our inspiration as we learn how to observe, mark out tones and paint directly from life.

- Preparing the canvas. 

- Painting in thinner tonal layers of colour. Strengthening tonal gradients and creating volume through shadow and light. Mixing a monochromatic palette.


- Composition- learning how to plan out, measure and place several objects within a space. Measuring angles, heights, widths and understanding negative space.


- Understanding colour theory and mixing the palette from marking out with thin layers to adding thicker layers of rich buttery oils.

-Gain confidence with colour application. 

- Building up colour through impasto application. Learning how to create depth and definition.

- Fine-tuning and balancing out our paintings, looking at background vs foreground. Bring out highlights, add depth. Creating an overall balance to each composition.

- Creating a series of paintings from several compositions over the weeks.

Over the 10 weeks course you will

- Fine tune colour mixing paint on a palette.
- Understand composition, scales and proportion when drawing and painting.
- Gain confidence with tones and highlights and observing angles.
- Create a series of paintings in oils.
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