Classical portraits with oil

From £135


10 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this online course: 

  • Expertise of classical portraiture and the Old Master style 
  • An understanding of specialist techniques for oil painting, such as layering colour, using mediums, glazing and Grisaille underpainting 
  • Confidence in working with oil 
  • Your own oil painting in the classical portraiture style 
  • Elephant Academy Technique Takeaway: Learn the traditional Grisaille underpainting technique 

This six-week course will begin on Monday 21 March 2022 and run for the following five Mondays. Classes will be held each week from 7.00pm to 9pm (BST) and are suitable for students of all levels. Students outside the UK are welcome. 

This course will teach students how to paint using the techniques of the Old Masters. Over six weekly lessons, artist Lennaert Koorman will introduce students to the classical portraiture style and provide a practical and invaluable overview of how to work with oil. 

In each class students will learn specialist oil painting techniques such as layering, glazing, using mediums, plus traditional Grisaille underpainting to solidify form and composition. Lennaert will provide technical and stylistic guidance to each student in a friendly and supportive setting. Students will have the chance to discuss their work and talk freely about their ideas for their painting. By the end of the course, students will apply the practical skills they have learnt to the subject of classical portraiture to create their own oil painting.  

This online Zoom course is taught by Lennaert Koorman 

Materials Bundle includes:  

  • Winsor & Newton Studio set (8 x 21 ml tubes, 37 ml Titanium White, 75 ml Liquin and 2 Brushes)
  • Winsor & Newton Artists’ Oil Colour 37ml Tube Quinacridone Magenta
  • Winsor & Newton Painting Knife no20
  • Winsor & Newton Oil Pad A3 – 230gsm/108lb 10 pages
  • Winsor & Newton Artists’ 14 x 10 Canvas Board
  • Winsor & Newton Oil Additive Sansodor 75ml
  • Winsor & Newton Tear-Off Palette 23 x 31 cm
  • Reeves Soft Pastels – Pack of 12
  • Winsor & Newton Medium Surface Field Sketch Pad (Spiral-Bound) – 50 Sheets A4
  • Winsor & Newton Winton Brush Long Handle 5 Pack – Round N° 6• Short Flat N° 8• Filbert N° 6• Flat N° 6• Fan N° 3
  • Winsor & Newton Azanta Brush Filbert 10