WELCOME April 2017 courses enrolling now

Come and join a ten week painting and drawing course or a life drawing course.

Classes starting 24th, 25th & 28th April

Monday 12-2.30 United Reformed Church Hall Summertown

Monday 7.15-9.15 St Peter’s Wolvercote

Tuesday 9.25-12.45   United Reformed Church Hall Summertown  FULL

Tuesday 1.30-3.30 United Reformed Church Hall Summertown

Friday 9.45-12.15  United Reformed Church Hall Summertown

Beginners welcome

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ABOUT THE CLASSES

WELCOME TO ART CLASSES OXFORD – PAINTING & DRAWING COURSES

& LIFE DRAWING CLASS on Friday mornings 9.45-12.15

pastels workshop9Art Classes Oxford is based at the United Reformed Church Hall in Summertown and at St. Peter’s Church Hall Wolvercote. The classes are aimed at complete beginners and those who would like to improve and practice new skills and cover the basics of painting and drawing.

Last years projects included many colour mixing and tonal exercises, looking at Paul Klee and layering colour, building a landscape and looking at greens, building space in your landscape, looking at Emil Nolde and painting with strong colours, Matthew Smith and a looser way of painting, flowers and their shape and form, how to draw and paint portraits, still life and old master techniques for building a painting starting with tone.

I demonstrate all of the techniques and materials to the group as a whole and individually and there is plenty of scope for discussion and questions.

The courses usually begin with a still life, allowing students to get to grips with the basics of drawing. An understanding of tone, line and proportion is really helpful when we move on to using colour. I teach watercolour, oils, pastels, acrylic and drawing and students can specialise in one medium or learn to use more than one.

We work on a variety of exercises throughout each course and focus on elements such as changing the tones of colours, colour mixing and applying paint well. Students can bring whatever materials they have or just an A3 cartridge pad and having discussed materials and seen demonstrations, decide on what they would like to use. I can make suggestions either before the course or during the course as to what people might need to buy.. Please look at the materials list on the website if you would like to buy anything before the course. I find that students often like to see what others are using before buying their own equipment.

As the course progresses and we work on different subject matter, students can begin to combine their techniques and skills with individual areas of interest. We usually have a portrait option at the end of each course, where we work from a model.

The Life Drawing class allows students to work from an unclothed model and is a very good way of learning to draw, encompassing all the elements of drawing; tone, line, proportion, form and students can learn to use a variety of media, including charcoal, pastel, watercolour amongst others. We work from a variety of experienced life models and focus on different aspects of drawing each week.

The classes are friendly and sociable and not too big, with an opportunity to stop for a tea break half way through each session.

I have been working in Adult and Further Education, schools and galleries, since I graduated, about 25 years ago and really enjoy meeting and working with adults of all experience and ability. The classes are always a mix of new students and those who have been coming for a some time and students very often carry on into the following terms course.

Do get in touch if you would like to discuss the course or would like to join.

Cathy Landell Mills 01865 510660/0780 7048507 cathylandellmills@me.com

SUMMERTOWN CLASSES

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ART MATERIALS

Art materials information

MATERIALS AND COLOUR LIST (Please use this as a reference rather than buying a lot of materials at an early stage)

Below is a general colour list that is suitable for all mediums.If you are buying pastels you may need to ask the art shop for an equivalent colour.

Titanium white (white Gouache for water colour)
Paynes Grey
Davies Grey ( water colour only)
Ultramarine blue
Viridian
Burnt Sienna
Vandyke Brown
Yellow Ochre
Crimson Alizerin
Cadmium or other primary red
Lemon Yellow

Watercolour brushes:
Round Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold or an other Winsor and Newton sable synthetic mix brush sizes 4 and 6 Brushes for Oil or Acrylic

Brushes for Oil and Acrylics: Filbert Hog Brushes, sizes 4 and 6

Paper for Water Colour
Bockingford or Langton pad A4 or A3
or good quality cartridge paper to start with

Paper for Pastels and drawing
Daler are a good brand for paper, I would suggest an A3 pad if you need to buy one

Pastels, Oil and Acrylics

If you are using soft pastels, I would strongly recommend Rembrandt, available at Jacksons Art Supplies and for Oil pastels, Sennelier if possible. Brushes for Oil and Acrylics
Filbert Hog Brushes, sizes 4 and 6

Oil Acrylic surfaces and palettes etc.:
I would recommend Daler boards rather than canvas or an oil/acyrlic paper
You will also need a tearaway palette and two sealable jars and a jcloth or rags.

Do get in touch if you need any more information, I know it can be a bit perplexing buying art materials!

Broad Canvas in Broad Street is a good supplier and also Jacksons Art mail order is very good, fast and a bit cheaper, they can also give advice over the phone

Art materials information

MATERIALS AND COLOUR LIST (Please use this as a reference rather than buying a lot of materials at an early stage)

Below is a general colour list that is suitable for all mediums.If you are buying pastels you may need to ask the art shop for an equivalent colour.

Titanium white (white Gouache for water colour)
Paynes Grey
Davies Grey ( water colour only)
Ultramarine blue
Viridian
Burnt Sienna
Vandyke Brown
Yellow Ochre
Crimson Alizerin
Cadmium or other primary red
Lemon Yellow

Watercolour brushes:
Round Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold or an other Winsor and Newton sable synthetic mix brush sizes 4 and 6 Brushes for Oil or Acrylic

Pro Arte Sterling brushes, filbert or round, are excellent for oil and acrylics

Brushes for Oil and Acrylics: Filbert Hog Brushes, sizes 4 and 6

Paper for Water Colour
Bockingford or Langton pad A4 or A3 and Arches paper (expensive but available as individual sheets)
or good quality cartridge paper to start with (Daler Heavyweight is very good)

Soft pastels Rembrandt are very good soft pastels and Sennelier are very good oil pastels, both available from Jacksons Art and Broad Canvas in Broad Street

Paper for Pastels and drawing
Daler are a good brand for paper, I would suggest an A3 pad if you need to buy one

Pastels, Oil and Acrylics

If you are using soft pastels, I would strongly recommend Rembrandt, available at Jacksons Art Supplies and for Oil pastels, Sennelier if possible. Brushes for Oil and Acrylics
Filbert Hog Brushes, sizes 4 and 6

Oil Acrylic surfaces and palettes etc.:
I would recommend Daler boards rather than canvas or an oil/acyrlic paper
You will also need a tearaway palette and two sealable jars and a jcloth or rags.

Do get in touch if you need any more information, I know it can be a bit perplexing buying art materials!

Broad Canvas in Broad Street is a good supplier and also Jacksons Art mail order is very good, fast and a bit cheaper, they can also give advice over the phone.