This course is available to anyone wishing to explore oil painting, from a basic introduction to the handling of materials and formal language of painting, to more advanced exploration of concepts and techniques, all with the intention of developing rich creative strategies.
For information on our painting classes, please click here.
Please note that as of the fourth term Debbie Loots is unfortunately no longer with us and the Wednesday class has been consolidated into the Monday class, which begins a week late on the 16th of October.
TIMETABLE AND FEES 2017
ALL CLASSES ARE R2450.00 PER TERM
Classes run from 9 am to 1 pm. Please note that the terms are between 10 and 11 weeks in length, depending on the time of the year and the school timetables. Attending class on public holidays is optional but the studio will remain open. Missed classes can be made up in the subsequent term or on another day of the week. The ‘drop-in’ rate per class is R 300.
Monday class: 09 January – 20 March.
Tuesday class: 10 January – 21 March.
Wednesday class: 11 January – 22 March.
Saturday class: 14 January – 25 March.
Monday class: 10 April –12 June.
Tuesday class: 11 April – 13 June.
Wednesday class: 12 April – 14 June.
Saturday class: 15 April– 17 June.
Monday class: 24 July – 25 September.
Tuesday class: 25 July – 26 September.
Wednesday class: 26 July – 27 September.
Saturday class: 29 July – 30 September.
Monday class: 16 October – 18 December.
Tuesday class: 10 October – 12 December.
Saturday class: 14 October – 16 December.
Please refer to the technical notes below for a comprehensive list of materials and their various applications, as well as a description of relevant terminology.
Cotton rags – Jars – Palette – Palette Knife – Zellen ‘Artist’s white spirit’*- ‘Zelkin’ or Winsor and Newton’s ‘Liquin’ – Brushes (Hog hair ‘filberts’, various sizes) – Linseed Oil – 7 Colours including: titanium white, one transparent blue, one transparent red, one transparent green and one transparent brown – Pre prepared canvas
*Artist’s White Spirit is a less-toxic solvent currently available at local art shops and alternative to ‘Odourless turpentine substitute’ or Zest-It, which are the available alternatives to Genuine Turpentine, on account of not allowing the latter in the studio.
Two WORK BOOKS: These are to be used for sketching ideas, making notes, gathering visual information and material. One is to be completely personal with the idea that thoughts and ideas you have but do not want to share are explored. The other is for more general use and for sharing ideas with me. These books are COMPULSORY.
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