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This is a tutored class for students to hone their observational skills by drawing and painting from a live portrait sitter. Attendees are welcome to pick whatever medium they wish to work in for the class, although their will be themes to join in with from month to month. There will be hands on tutoring and critiques to help students achieve their best work. 

Suitable for all levels of ability and experience!

Painting starts at 9AM, we break at noon for lunch for an hour, and continue painting until 4PM. Of course, there will be regular breaks for our lovely model to have a stretch!

What you'll need to bring...

  • Please bring your own painting equipment with you (oil paints, palette, painting mediums, brushes etc).

  • Basic drawing materials will be provided (paper, charcoal, graphite, putty rubber).

  • Please bring your own lunch! Tea, coffee and biscuits with be in the studio for breaks throughout the day. 

Recommended Materials List for Oil Painters

Of course, this is a completely open course and you're free to paint or draw in whichever way you see fit. For those looking to paint in oils, here's a basic list of materials you'll be needing:

  • Two or three primed canvases or primed board of varying sizes. Small could be 12 x 16 inch, medium around 16 x 20 inch and large 18 x 24 inch. 

  • Turpentine or your preferred solvent (my personal favourite is Sansodor), with a form of dipping pot.

  • Hog Hair brushes of varying sizes. 

  • Artist grade oil paints give the best results! Brands like Winsor and Newton, Michael Harding and Sennelier are great choices: 

    • Lemon Yellow or Yellow Lake

    • Yellow Ochre,

    • Cadmium Red,

    • Orange,

    • Magenta or Alizarin Crimson,

    • French Ultramarine,

    • Burnt Umber and

    • Titanium White.

    • Bright Green Lake, (optional)

    • Naples Yellow, (optional)

    • Turquoise (optional)

  • A rag or kitchen roll.

Where you'll need to go...

This class takes place at the scenic 'Court Robert Arts' Studios, nestled in the rolling hills of the Usk Valley. As a professional art studio with plenty of natural light, this is the perfect venue for a painting get away! There is free parking on site.

Court Robert Arts is located at Tregare, Raglan, Monmouthshire. NP15 2BZ 

The next sessions...

Coming soon!

Please email Oriane on if you'd like to enquire or book onto these sessions.

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