A Special Place; workshops for oil painters

30 Sep - 21 Oct

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

£100 Adults (£80 Concession)

Class details

4 workshops for oil painters with some experience

Wednesdays 10am – 1pm

30 September

7 October

14 October

21 October

Adult Course Fee: £100 (Concession Fee: £80

Limited to 10 artists

“A Special Place” is a month of weekly project-based workshops for oil painters. It is a place for you start a painting of a place you know and bring it to fruition with support and encouragement from an experienced oil painter.

To enable you to get the most from this course, you will have some experience of using oil paints.

Led by professional artist and experienced tutor, Diana Braybrook, you will cover:

Session 1: Planning the Painting. You will use sketches, your photos and your memories to decide the size, format and composition best suited to the subject. We shall also discuss “ground colour”.

Session 2: The Initial Layer. You will focus on painting the sky and distant objects and underpainting for the mid ground.

Session 3: Mid Ground. You will focus on ways of achieving spatial depth and planning the foreground.

Session 4: Foreground. In this session we focus on the importance of colour and texture.

We shall provide the following equipment for the workshops:

  • Studio easel, chair and small table
  • Non-toxic painting medium
  • Large single use paper palettes
  • Jam jar for holding wet brushes
  • Space on a drying rack to hold one wet painting per artist between sessions.

You need to bring the following materials:

  • Sketches/photos of subject – possibly a couple of options
  • Paper & drawing materials for preparatory work – ruler also useful
  • Stretched canvas or board to paint on – maximum size is 594 x 891 mm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
  • Oil paints, brushes, palette knife/s
  • Rags or kitchen roll
  • Small pot or jar with lid for painting medium (non-toxic medium provided)
  • Baby wipes for messy fingers
  • Plastic bag to take used brushes home for cleaning

About the Tutor

Diana Braybrook trained initially at Camberwell College of Art, London before studying for her degree in History of Art & Architecture at Reading University.

She is currently resident artist at Osterley Park & House, Isleworth where she uses the Garden Gallery in the stable block as her studio and occasional exhibition space. Visitors are welcome to visit her on an open studio day or by prior arrangement.

Diana is also an experienced tutor and has recently stepped down as a tutor at the 4020 club in LB Ealing.


Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 30 Sep - 21 Oct
Wednesday 10:00 am
Fees: £100 Adults (£80 Concession)

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