The course will cover materials and methods of oil painting including supports and surfaces, brushes and paint mediums. Students will learn colour mixing and ways of constructing images through contrasting tonal values, blocks of colour, line and texture. Much emphasis will be placed on the tactile handling of the paint. We will start by painting simple still life set ups. With a maximum of six students only, this course will ensure you receive all the guidance you need to set yourself on the path to successful oil painting.