An oil painting by a student

An oil painting by a student

Thursday Afternoon Art For Adults 

Thursdays 2 - 4pm

starts Thursday 26 September -12 December 2019

No Class 31 October and 28 November

10 Weeks @ Art Studio in Communicare


The course dates:

A short course for adult beginners, including absolute beginners, and improvers. This will include some drawing tuition in preparation for painting in acrylics (water-based) or oil paints.

  • Learn why oil paint is an ideal first paint for adults. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of acrylic paints v oil paints, so that you can choose.

  • Learn to use paint cleanly, respecting your wellbeing and the environment.

  • Drawing and painting in a relaxed ground floor setting.

  • Learn to draw in preparation for painting with a pencil, charcoal and brush. Absolute beginners will spend time drawing until they are ready to paint. Beginners and improvers will be guided towards painting, after drawing.

  • Learn to use colour effectively. Beginners will use a limited range of colours, which will be added to as you progress.

  • Learn traditional oil painting techniques to start paintings in a simple, and successful way. Your teacher has been taught these techniques by contemporary painting masters using knowledge and skills that span hundreds of years. Learn to use acrylic paints - your teacher is also a Golden Artist Educator, trained to teach acrylic painting.

  • As you improve you will make paint sketches and then longer more resolved paintings.

  • Includes demonstrations and one to one guidance. This is a small group. With good engagement you will make progress by following this teaching.

  • Mixture of subject matter/ starting points from real objects including natural autumn treasures to photos of Jersey landscape/ seascape. You will not be asked to paint purely from imagination, as this is hard for less experienced artists.

  • A basic materials list of what to bring will be given prior to the start, this will be added to once you decide what type of paint you would like to use.

Enrolment is by application form and payment to Julia Renault. 
These must be returned well in advance of the course with payment, as places are limited.

Phone 07797766302