Painting like an Impressionist

Date: Saturday 18 January
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Thame Studio
Tutor:   Jeffery Courtney
Cost: £75


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Painting like an Impressionist – The impressionist painting style and technique was revolutionary. The public at the time were outraged, scandalised, the works of the Impressionists were scorned, ridiculed and rejected. What was all the fuss about? What was so different about this new way of painting?
During the day we will discover what was so new and radical about their technique. We learn how they went about making pictures, and particularly the important role of colour.
We will practise these techniques and hopefully discover and experience for ourselves the freshness, boldness and spontaneity of painting like an Impressionist.

Materials list:
Paints : Oils or Acrylics (not watercolours)
Colours : titanium white, cadmium Red, cadmium Yellow, cobalt blue, emerald green, alizarin crimson.
This is the minimum range. Additional colours – ultramarine blue, viridian green, cadmium Yellow light, cadmium orange
Brushes : Hog Hair – 2 x filbert no. 6, 2x round no 4, 2 x square no 2 (minimum required)
Surface : Oil or acrylic primed pad. (A3) oil or acrylic primed canvas (med.texture) those who wish to work larger than A3 please come equipped accordingly.
Other items: Palette (disposable is practical). Odourless or low odour turps – plus jars with screw lids, Linseed oil (small quantity needed) kitchen roll.

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