ONE DAY WORKSHOPS March 2017

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NEW come and join a day course either working from a model, learning to use pastels from still life or learning watercolour technique

DRAWING FROM THE FIGURE
ONE DAY POSE, WORKING FROM A CLOTHED MODEL

at the St. Peter’s Church Hall, Wolvercote

On this day, students will have the opportunity to work from a model on a long pose, either making a long drawing/painting or a series of drawings of either the figure and the surrounding room  and fabrics or focussing on the portrait element of the pose. BEGINNERS VERY WELCOME. Students can work with a variety of materials.

Saturday 11th March 2017  10am-3pm £45

Materials: Students can bring any drawing or painting medium. I will demonstrate, pencil, soft pastels and watercolour and work individually with students on any chosen medium. Please contact me for advice, if you need it, on materials.

An A3 or larger pad of cartridge paper or sheets of paper are suggested.

Broad Canvas on Broad Street Oxford, can offer 10% off for students enrolled in a class, just mention Art Classes Oxford.

PASTELS & DRAWING WORKSHOP

at St. Peter’s Church Rooms, Wolvercote

Saturday 18th March 2017 10am-3pm £40/£45 including pastels

We will stop for a short lunch break and do bring lunch if you would like.

I provide tea and biscuits for the breaks!

BEGINNERS WELCOME

£45 including basic set of pastels £40 if you would like to bring your own

Come and learn to use with Soft or Oil Pastels (or both!) on this one day structured course. Learn basic drawing and colour mixing skills, working from a still life, or your own chosen image

On the course, you will learn to use Pastels effectively, while also learning formal elements of drawing, layering and colour mixing, proportion and setting a clear scale

Pastels are a wonderful medium in themselves and also a very good preparation for using other mediums, such as Oils and Acrylics. Pastels are also very good for beginners as their looseness and flexibility means that students can get really good results relatively quickly and mistakes are easily corrected.

MATERIALS

Broad Canvas on Broad Street Oxford, can offer 10% off for students enrolled in a class, just mention Art Classes Oxford.

Materials: An apron or old shirt.  An A3 or larger, good quality cartridge pad, or several sheets of cartridge paper. A Jcloth or soft cloth. Pastels. If you would like to buy pastels other than the sets that I can provide, I suggest Rembrandt Soft Pastels or Sennelier Oil Pastels, both available online at Jacksons Art Supplies https://www.jacksonsart.com and both very good quality.

WATERCOLOUR COURSE

Come and join a day where we learn how to use watercolours effectively through a series of exercises which build towards a more finished picture. We will focus on working towards a landscape through some fun exercises.

Watercolours can be quite challenging for a beginner and by focusing on the basics of how to apply the paint, build washes, work wet into wet, dry brush amongst other techniques, students should gain more confidence and produce better watercolours. We will also look at colour mixing and organising your palette, in order to give you more control over the process.

Saturday 25th March 2017 10-3pm £40

Beginners welcome

Materials

If you have watercolours already you could just bring some good cartridge paper (Daler smooth heavyweight A3 is very good) and a good brush. Sceptre Gold, synthetic/sable mix are very good and I would suggest a size 6 or an equivalent brush. You will also need a j cloth or rag. If you don’t have paints, either a small student quality box or a few tubes of Cotman student watercolour tubes would be good. The essential colours are: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Viridian and Crimson Alizerin.

A Caran Dache water soluble pencil is really helpful, in a light grey or brown, or just an ordinary pencil

I will have some tubes if you don’t have all of those colours.

Broad Canvas on Broad Street Oxford, can offer 10% off for students enrolled in a class, just mention Art Classes Oxford.

Contact Cathy Mills

01865 510660/0780 704 8507

cathylandellmills@me.com

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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

Art 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

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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.