Light & Atmosphere :New for 2020
Light & Atmosphere is a course about the art and craft of creating magnificent glowing, luminous oils. It’s what oil painting was made for and something every serious oil painter should be able to do.
Who it’s For
Light & Atmosphere is a course for practising oil painters who love the look of traditional works as well as contemporary ones who want their paintings to have more depth, ambiguity and luminance. Most of all, Light and Atmosphere is a practical workshop in the craft of making art. If you want to understand optics, glazes , mediums and indirect painting, then its the ideal learning experience for you
How it Works
Greatly expanding upon the core optical painting skills taught on Simply Oils, Light and Atmosphere is a series of three structured, technical and practical days designed to explore classical and contemporary indirect oil painting. During the course you will learn all about mediums, grounds and methods to create glazes, scumbles and other optical techniques using a variety of traditional and modern oil materials. This course also allows us to showcase our long standing commitment to using ultra safe low odour modern materials; a revelation if you’re a serious oil painter stuck with dammar, copal and turpenoid mediums.
Where to Do It
Light & Atmosphere is only available at our Norfolk studio.
Fees and Booking
Course only £399 (at our Pay Now Price) , as a stand alone 3 day workshop.
To book online select a course date and pay, or if you prefer to speak to us call Jane on 01485 528588
Martin On Light & Atmosphere
‘It’s easy to dismiss traditional oil painting as irrelevant, particularly if as an artist you can’t do it. But if you reduce painting to simply laying down direct tube oils then those who can do more, win. That’s why Gerhard Richter spent decades in serious technical research of Titian’s methods, why Hockney has taken such an active interest in the old masters and why Greyson Perry wrote that ‘everything was contemporary once’. Yes this course is about craft, but ultimately skills facilitate creativity. This is the core technical program program I taught myself after I learned to paint so I could explore my own creative ideas, and the ideas contained in it serve my art every time I paint.
- Three days of structured specialist oils tuition, which means you get a focused and proven learning experience
- Explanation, hands on painting and demonstration led learning, by a tutor with two studio assistants which means you get all the help you need at your easel
- All materials and notes, are included so you don’t need to bring a thing or worry about what you need for the course
- Refreshments and a light lunch included, so you can socialise at the School with your fellow students
Light and Atmosphere is a class for existing and improving oil painters intended to follow one of our Simply Oils courses. It is accessible for experienced oil painters but not beginners or painters who are working in other media – who should take our Simply Oils course.
As a the School is a collegiate and nurturing environment we will always try our best to ensure that our students have a rewarding course experience and for this reason we strongly recommend that you practice the optical depth process taught on Simply Oils so you can focus on the exciting and transformative new ideas on offer rather than mastering foundation processes.