Modern Landscapes with oil

From £135

Tuesday 27 September and 4, 11, 18 and 25 October

 7:00pm – 9:00pm (BST)

 Online – Zoom    

  • Category: Course
  • Experience level: Suitable for all
  • Tutor: Lennaert Koorman

33 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this workshop: 

  • An understanding of composition skills and tonal values  
  • Experience of working with a limited palette and harmonising colours  
  • Learn to explore variations by making multiple thumbnail sketches in colour 
  • The chance to create a full colour landscape painting with oil  
  • Elephant Academy Takeaway Technique: Through experimentation, learn how to optimise and balance colours within a limited palette using oil colours  

Explore the creative power of oil colour painting and learn how to play with composition, shape, tonal values and colour. Over the course of 6-weeks, tutor Lennaert Koorman will help to guide students in bringing these four elements together to create a playful and visually engaging landscape painting with oil colour.   

Landscape painting offers unparalleled freedom in creative expression, drawing directly upon the world around us. This course will begin with a tutorial in free drawing, in which students will simplify shapes and creative intuitive compositions. From there they will learn to look for contrast and different tonal values, before searching for the desired colour harmony within the piece. Discover the ease and power of oil colour, which is perfect for creating beautiful sketches and evocative paintings with just a brush, paint and liquin.   

Lennaert Koorman is a Dutch artist whose work is owned by collectors In the Netherlands and abroad. He was Resident Artist for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex, and is one of the founders of The Fine Art Collective in the Netherlands. Koorman regularly gives guest lectures at various art academies in the Netherlands, as well as partnering on projects with the Minerva Academy in Groningen, the Classical Academy and AKI Enschede.  


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.