Abstraction in Oils with Diana Braybrook

Event Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

When: 19 May - 2 Jun
Wednesday 10:00 am
Price: £75 Adults (£60 Concessions)

Abstraction in Oils is a short series of three workshops for artists who want to try doing an abstract painting using oil paints.

Wednesdays 10am – 1pm

19 May – 2 June inclusive

Adult Course Fee: £75 (Concession Fee: £60)

Limited to 8 artists

Do you enjoy painting with oils but find it a bit tricky to do at home – or maybe you would welcome some feedback from an experienced oil painter. Our studio is a place for you to plan and start a painting of your own; then bring it to fruition with support and encouragement from our tutor.

In this block of three workshops we’ll explore some different approaches to producing an abstract painting. This short course is suitable for everyone who is interested in using oil paints, no matter your level of experience.

Over the three sessions Diana will

  • provide lots of individual guidance, support and encouragement
  • help in selecting the best compositional format
  • show you some techniques used in abstract oil painting

We shall provide the following equipment for the Abstraction in Oils 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:

  • A couple of ideas for your painting, plus your own sketches/photos to use as a starting point
  • 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.

Visit Diana’s website