Oil Painting Workshops

One Day Workshops with Specific Topics

Oil Painting Workshops Details and Pre-Booking

at Cedar Farm, Mawdesley, Nr Ormskirk L40 3SY

TRADITIONAL & MODERN

Oil Painting Workshops:

Learn and discover the Classical Atelier method of Oil Painting or indulge in a more modern and contemporary style of oil painting. From Impressionism to Alla Prima, I (Chris) offer quality art instruction at an affordable price, through Workshops, Classes, Plein Air Painting Days and downloadable exercise programmes.

 

Each workshop is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of Oil Painting and develop your knowledge and skills with a brush.

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HOW TO BOOK

Booking & Registration

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To ensure the best quality tuition, each workshop is limited to only 6 places, unless otherwise stated. (Please Note: Full Payment is needed to secure your place).

 

Booking Terms and Conditions available here

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CEDAR FARM

Oil Painting Workshops Programme for 2019/2020

A Beginners Introduction to Oil Painting Workshop 2019

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Introduction to Tonal Value Still Life Class

Time: Saturday 7th September 2019 at 10am – 4pm

Location: Course’s Room, Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley L40 3SY

Cost: £75 per person, which includes materials. 

Workshop Details:

A beginners Introduction to Oil Painting, is a one day Workshop aimed at those students who have never worked with, or tried, Oil Painting before. It offers you the opportunity to try and explore the medium without the hassle of having to purchase all the materials and painting equipment and before committing to a class. It is appropriate for anyone, whether you are an experienced watercolour or acrylic painter, a complete novice, or simply want to develop you current knowledge and skills with a brush.

 

During the day we will cover:
• An explanation of the tools and materials you use and their purpose
• How to see and look correctly, directly from observation
• A basic introduction to drawing Skills
• How to mix tone and evaluate a tonal range correctly
• The application of paint (How to apply paint to the surface)
• How to create a simple painting in Oil and the benefits of painting directly from observation
• How to clean your oil painting tools correctly

• All the materials are provided, but we do break for lunch and this is not provided. Although the lovely cafe is open 10am – 4pm or alternatively you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

 

Extra Notes:
• The Course begins at 10am and the doors will be open from 9:30am for you to arrive and get settled. There is also free onsite parking.
• I recommend wearing old clothes or a painting pinny, as Oil Paint does tend to travel sometimes.
• Tea and Coffee is available throughout the day.
• We break for lunch at 12:30pm until 13:15pm and resume class until 4 pm.
• This Workshop has 6 places available.
• You will also need a method for transporting your wet Oil Painting home after the course. I usually suggest a cardboard box that can fit a 12” x 16” canvas board inside.

A Beginners Introduction to Oil Painting Workshop 2020

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Introduction to Tonal Value Still Life Class

Time: Saturday 8th February 2020 at 10am – 4pm

Location: Courses Room, Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley L40 3SY

Cost: £75 per person, which includes materials. 

Workshop Details:

A Beginners Introduction to Oil Painting, is a one day Workshop aimed at those students who have never worked with, or tried, Oil Painting before. It offers you the opportunity to try and explore the medium, without the hassle of having to purchase all the materials and painting equipment, before committing to a class. It is appropriate for anyone, whether you are an experienced watercolour or acrylic painter, a complete novice, or simply want to develop you current knowledge and skills with a brush.

 

During the day we will cover:
• An explanation of the tools and materials you use and their purpose
• How to see and look correctly, directly from observation
• A basic introduction to drawing Skills
• How to mix tone and evaluate a tonal range correctly
• The application of paint (How to apply paint to the surface)
• How to create a simple painting in Oil and the benefits of painting directly from observation
• How to clean your oil painting tools correctly

 

• All the materials are provided, but we do break for lunch and this is not provided. Although the lovely cafe is open 10am – 4pm or alternatively you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

 

Extra Notes:
• The Course begins at 10am and the doors will be open from 9:30 am for you to arrive and get settled. There is also free onsite parking.
• I recommend wearing old clothes or a painting pinny, as Oil Paint does tend to travel sometimes.
• Tea and Coffee is available throughout the day.
• We break for lunch at 12:30pm until 13:15pm and resume class until 4 pm.
• This Workshop has 6 places available.
• You will also need a method for transporting your wet Oil Painting home after the course. I usually suggest a cardboard box that can fit a 12” x 16” canvas board inside.

A Beginners Introduction to Colour Theory Workshop 2020

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Colour Theory Still Life Class

Time: Saturday 7th March 2019 at 10am – 4pm

Location: Course’s Room, Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley L40 3SY

Cost: £75 per person, which includes materials. 

Workshop Details:

A Beginners Introduction to Colour Theory is the next step after the Beginners Introduction to Oil Painting. This a one day Workshop aimed at those students who would like to have a better understanding of colour and how it works. Whether you are an Oil Painter or Water-colourist, this offers you the opportunity to truly investigate each pigment’s different characteristics and how to utilise classical colour knowledge with modern colour knowledge.

 

During the day we will cover:
• An explanation of the tools and materials you use and their purpose
• How to plan your painting
• How to organise your palette for colour mixing
• Create Colour charts for future reference
• How to mix tone and evaluate a colour tonal range correctly
• How to choose your colours and judge their value in creating colour harmonies
• How to create a simple painting in Oil using colour and exploring the benefits of painting directly from observation
• How to clean your oil painting tools correctly

 

• All the materials are provided, but we do break for lunch and this is not provided. Although the lovely cafe is open 10am – 4pm or alternatively you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

 

Extra Notes:
• The Course begins at 10am and the doors will be open from 9:30am for you to arrive and get settled. There is also free onsite parking.
• I recommend wearing old clothes or a painting pinny, as Oil Paint does tend to travel sometimes.
• Tea and Coffee is available throughout the day.
• We break for lunch at 12:30pm until 13:15pm and resume class until 4pm.
• This Workshop has 6 places available.
• You will also need a method for transporting your wet Oil Painting home after the course. I usually suggest a cardboard box that can fit a 12” x 16” canvas board inside.

The Mechanics of Drawing and its Importance in Painting 2020

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Measured Drawing of a Nude Female

Time: Saturday 13th June 2020 at 10am – 4pm

Location: Course’s Room, Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley L40 3SY

Cost: £75 per person, which includes materials. 

Workshop Details:

The Mechanics of Drawing and its importance in Painting is a one day Workshop designed to teach you the basic fundamentals of drawing. Working directly from observation and life, we will be looking at how to construct a detailed, measured drawing and how to use this method in your sketchbook work. This workshop is appropriate for anyone, whether you are an experienced sketcher or painter, a complete novice or simply want to refine your current skills.

 

During the day we will cover:
• An explanation of the tools and materials you use and their purpose
• How to see and look correctly, directly from observation
• A basic introduction to drawing Skills
• How to construct a measured drawing from observation
• Finding your rhythm in drawing
• How to use drawing to record the correct information for painting
• What to do next

 

• All the materials are provided, but we do break for lunch and this is not provided. Although the lovely cafe is open 10am – 4pm or alternatively you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

 

Extra Notes:
• The Course begins at 10am and the doors will be open from 9:30am for you to arrive and get settled. There is also free onsite parking.
• I recommend wearing old clothes as drawing media such as charcoal does tend to travel.
• Tea and Coffee is provided throughout the day.
• We break for lunch at 12:30pm until 13:15pm and resume class until 4 pm.
• This Workshop has 6 places available.
• You will also need a method for transporting your Drawings home after the course. I usually suggest a cardboard box or art portfolio that can fit A3 paper inside or a 12” x 16” canvas board.

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BARTON GRANGE

Oil Painting Workshops Programme for 2020

A Beginners Introduction to Oil Painting Workshop 2020

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Introduction to Tonal Value Still Life Class

Time: Thursday 6th February 2020 at 10am – 4pm

Location: The Green Room, Barton Grange Garden Centre, Garstang Road, Brock, Preston PR3 0BT

SAT NAV Directions, please use: PR3 0RB

Cost: £75 per person, which includes materials. 

Workshop Details:
A beginners Introduction to Oil Painting, is a one day Workshop aimed at those students who have never worked with, or tried, Oil Painting before. It offers you the opportunity to try and explore the medium without the hassle of having to purchase all the materials and painting equipment and before committing to a class. It is appropriate for anyone, whether you are an experienced watercolour or acrylic painter, a complete novice, or simply want to develop you current knowledge and skills with a brush.

During the day we will cover:
• An explanation of the tools and materials you use and their purpose
• How to see and look correctly, directly from observation
• A basic introduction to drawing Skills
• How to mix tone and evaluate a tonal range correctly
• The application of paint (How to apply paint to the surface)
• How to create a simple painting in Oil and the benefits of painting directly from observation
• How to clean your oil painting tools correctly

• All the materials are provided, but we do break for lunch and this is not provided. Although the lovely cafe is open 10am – 4pm or alternatively you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

 

Extra Notes:
• The Course begins at 10am and the doors will be open from 9:30am for you to arrive and get settled. There is also free onsite parking.
• I recommend wearing old clothes or a painting pinny, as Oil Paint does tend to travel sometimes.
• Tea and Coffee is available throughout the day.
• We break for lunch at 12:30pm until 13:15pm and resume class until 4 pm.
• This Workshop has 10 places available.
• You will also need a method for transporting your wet Oil Painting home after the course. I usually suggest a cardboard box that can fit a 12” x 16” canvas board inside, ones used by the supermarkets for vegetables are great.

A Beginners Introduction to Colour Theory Workshop 2020

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Colour Theory Still Life Class

Time: Thursday 5th March 2020 at 10am – 4pm

Location: The Green Room, Barton Grange Garden Centre, Garstang Road, Brock, Preston PR3 0BT

SAT NAV Directions, please follow: PR3 0RB

Cost: £75 per person, which includes materials. 

Workshop Details:
A Beginners Introduction to Colour Theory is the next step after the Beginners Introduction to Oil Painting. This a one day Workshop aimed at those students who would like to have a better understanding of colour and how it works. Whether you are an Oil Painter or Water-colourist, this offers you the opportunity to truly investigate each pigment’s different characteristics and how to utilise classical colour knowledge with modern colour knowledge.

During the day we will cover:
• An explanation of the tools and materials you use and their purpose
• How to plan your painting
• How to organise your palette for colour mixing
• Create Colour charts for future reference
• How to mix tone and evaluate a colour tonal range correctly
• How to choose your colours and judge their value in creating colour harmonies
• How to create a simple painting in Oil using colour and exploring the benefits of painting directly from observation
• How to clean your oil painting tools correctly

 

• All the materials are provided, but we do break for lunch and this is not provided. Although the lovely cafe is open 10am – 4pm or alternatively you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

 

Extra Notes:
• The Course begins at 10am and the doors will be open from 9:30am for you to arrive and get settled. There is also free onsite parking.
• I recommend wearing old clothes or a painting pinny, as Oil Paint does tend to travel sometimes.
• Tea and Coffee is available throughout the day.
• We break for lunch at 12:30pm until 13:15pm and resume class until 4pm.
• This Workshop has 10 places available.
• You will also need a method for transporting your wet Oil Painting home after the course. I usually suggest a cardboard box that can fit a 12” x 16” canvas board inside, ones used by the supermarkets for vegetables are great.

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A FEW THOUGHTS FROM MY STUDENTS

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

Oil Painting Class Student

I started attending Chris’ oil painting class 6 weeks ago. I was totally new to using oil paint but Chris’ beginners’ class was perfect for me to get started. Chris has an abundance of experience in oil painting and he is enthusiastic in his teaching of the subject. There are mixed abilities in the class I attend but if you are keen to learn Chris is certainly the right person to be teaching you. I have learnt so much already in the short time I have been attending Chris’ class and look forward each week to the next session.
Sarah

Oil Painting Class Student

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