COURSE CODE: SC2303037
COURSE DATES: Tuesday – Friday, 2nd – 5th April 2024
TUTOR: Nicholas Mcleod
TIMES: 10:00am - 4:30pm
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Ages 18+, Beginner
LOCATION: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR
The perfect introductory course for those who are new to painting or working with oil paints. Each week the tutor will guide you in exploring a range of different subject matters and techniques that will provide you with the confidence to paint gratifying and complete paintings with this versaitle medium.
Students will be exploring subjects such as:
You will learn to relate these elements together in compositions, paint from a life model, and in the last three weeks work on a self directed project with the guidance of your tutor. This course offers a structured introduction in a stimulating, fun and relaxing environment.
Recommend booking by: March 19, 2024
All attendees must be aged 18 and over.
Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.
If you are bringing your own materials your tutor Nick has written a list below of what to bring:
A few hog hair brushes (Varied sizes)
A few synthetic oil brushes (Varied sizes)
A palette. Wooden or tear off are both fine. Flat ones are best, no wells. Medium or large size are easier to work with.
A palette knife. Diamond shape, off-set is best.
Odourless spirit, Sansodor or Zest-it
1 jar with lid
A few cloth rags (old bed sheet or clothing torn up will do)
Baby wipes or wet wipes
Oil Paint colours:
French Ultramarine Blue
5 surfaces to work on; stretched canvas, primed gesso wooden panels or canvas board are all good surfaces to paint onto. Sizes for each painting are very flexible. Below is a list of sizes you can use as a rough guide:
Nicholas graduated with an MA in painting from the Slade School of fine art in 2016. He has won the Threadneedle Prize Visitors Choice award and his work has been selected for numerous exhibitions across London. Nicholas has also has his work included in various publications including, A Brush With The Real: Contemporary Figurative Painting (Laurence King Publishing) and Imagine Architecture (Gestalten, Berlin).
165A Borough High Street London SE1 1HR tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969
Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).
Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.
Students are welcome to use our Common Room/ The Barn during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.
You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.