Capture Spring in Oils with Diana Braybrook

Course Details

Where:
OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 21 Apr - 12 May
Wednesday 10:00 am
Fees: £100 (£80 Concessions)

Capture Spring in Oils is a series of four workshops for oil painters with some experience.

Wednesdays 10am – 1pm

21 April – 12 May inclusive

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

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? In this block of four workshops we focus on this wonderfully colourful season and how to capture Spring in oils. Our studio is a place for you to plan and start a painting; then bring it to fruition with support and encouragement from an experienced tutor. 

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

Over the four sessions Diana will

  • provide lots of individual guidance, support and encouragement
  • help in selecting the best compositional format
  • show you the techniques for mixing the colours that feature in many Spring paintings

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.

Visit Diana’s website