Discover and Learn Oil Painting

with contemporary artist Chris Mcloughlin
 

Lancashire Oil Painting Classes and Workshops

at Cedar Farm, Mawdesley, nr Ormskirk L40 3SY

The Aim

The aim of each Oil Painting Class, is provide a structured and comprehensive foundation in Oil Painting. Using exercise based tutorials which employ the necessary knowledge and techniques to help develop the skills needed by a modern day Artist. Whether a complete novice or advanced artist, the exercises are tailored to the individual, to encourage growth and confidence. In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by other enthusiastic painters.

The Course Structure

The classes follow a term time based schedule that runs from September through to June each year. This allows for each Oil Painting course to run for a period of 6 weeks, where we investigate and develop subjects such as: Development of Tone, Mark Making, Colour Theory, Landscape Painting, Portraiture, Chiaroscuro, Composition, Painting Structure, Paint Pigments, Painting Mediums, Research and Planning.

We have also found that including a week’s break between each course, allows you time to digest and reflect upon the material we have been covering in class.

(The class timetable is structured around Lancashire County Council’s recommended School Term timetable).

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Alternatively you may want to try a One Day Workshop

Day Workshops

During the year I also run a number of one-day workshops. These workshops look at very specific topics, such as Painting the Figure,  Plein Air Painting, the Mechanics of Drawing, Canvas Stretching and Surface Preparation. A selection of these workshops is also devoted to the Introduction of Oil Painting to Beginners and for those who are unable to attend a painting class during the week.

A full list of the workshop dates and subjects is available online by selecting the link below, where you can browse and book online. Alternatively, if you would like to be kept up to date with any futures workshops or events please add your details to the mailing list and join the community.

Booking, Availability and Payment Options

Workshops Booking Terms

To reserve and book your place, select your Workshop Course and date from the list provided. Then select the Online Payment link and enter your details. Payment can be made by either debit or credit cards using our secure payment gateway.

If there is not a viable number of students, workshops may be cancelled and payment returned. Should you cancel, a refund will be given less 40% of the course fee. It is regretted that no refund can be made in respect of bookings cancelled 14 days (or less) prior to the date of the workshop. Each booking is non-transferable.

If you would have any questions or would like any further details regarding the Workshops, please contact Chris by email.

Oil Painting Class Booking Terms

To reserve and book your place on an Oil Painting Class, select your preferred Day (Monday or Wednesday) and six week Course from the list provided. Then select the Online Payment link and enter your details. Payment can be made by either debit or credit cards using our secure payment gateway.

Alternatively, contact Chris by email to check availability.

Should you cancel, a refund will be given less 25% of the course fee. It is regretted that no refund can be made in respect of bookings cancelled 30 days (or less) prior to the start date of your chosen course. Each booking is non-transferable.

If you would have any questions or would like any further details regarding the Oil Painting Classes, please contact Chris by email.

Would you like to develop your Oil Painting knowledge and Skills ?

Explore

Explore Structure, Composition, Perspective and Mark Making

Learn

Learn techniques of the Old Masters combined with techniques of the Modern Masters

Experience

Experience En Plein Air Painting (Painting on Location)

Develop

Develop your own individual Painting Method

Join us on a journey of Artistic Discovery at Cedar Farm

What the Students have to Say

The six week course was well structured, each week we received instruction which we applied using and building on what we has covered previously. Instruction was thorough and it was amazing how much we achieved each week, starting with three quick charcoal sketches to develop drawing skills, then sketching on the supplied grounded canvas board and painting a challenging still life. All class members received individual advice every week. At the end of each class we hung the work for a group appraisal of each of the works. The atmosphere was very friendly. I can wholeheartedly recommend Chris McLoughlin’s oil painting classes to both new and experienced (like myself) oil painters. Terence J

Student