Plein air painting

If you enjoy painting outside and would like to explore new ideas, or would like to build up your confidence before venturing into the open air then this may be the course for you. We will look at how the right choice of equipment and painting materials can make a difference to your success and try out different ways of using oil paint to create successful Plein Air paintings. The Plein Air course will be taught through a practical day of oil painting, with demonstrations and tuition. The course will include:

  • An introduction to Plein Air painting and the materials which can be used for painting outside
  • Painting 2 pictures in the studio using different techniques suitable for Plein Air
  • (Weather permitting!) stepping out of the studio for a demonstration and to paint outside
  • A review of the day’s paintings and notes to take away.

The course will have no more than 8 pupils to ensure plenty of time for one to one tuition and all materials are included in the price. Tea and coffee are provided as is a simple lunch (e.g. soup and a roll) or you are welcome to bring your own food. If you are new to oil painting we suggest that you will gain more from this course if you have participated in our ‘Introduction to oil painting’ day which will provide you with some of the techniques we explore further as we step out of the studio.

The Plein Air painting course costs £65 and runs on the dates shown below. If you would like to book a place please contact Paul on 01380 860340 or use the ‘contact us’ button below and let us know when you would like to join us.

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