The course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those with some experience.
The objective of the course is for students to gain confidence with paint and to be able to find their own artistic voice through painting exercises, techniques, experimentation.
Beginning to paint can seem intimidating, this course aims to equip you with the knowledge and enthusiasm to set you on your way.
You will be using acrylics and oil paints to explore techniques deployed by other artists and to produce paint sketches and/or finished paintings.
Caroline Wendling is an artist, who studied in France. She has taught fine art for many years and has extensive experience of teaching people of all ages. She is passionate about colour and drawing. She is keen to develop each student personal style as well as providing a nurturing atmosphere during the classes.
Her residencies include Cambridge School of Art, Wysing Arts Centre, Deveron Arts were she created White Wood and currently METAL in Peterborough. She is the recipient of several Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.
Surfaces to paint on can be as follows: ready stretched canvas, canvas board or oil painting paper/ acrylic painting paper ( size of your choice).
A set of oil painting brushes in various size and shapes eg. round, flat, fan and filbert (again if you buy a small pack of brushes you will usually find this a cheaper option. The brushes can be natural hog bristle or synthetic hair made for oil and acrylic painting).
Small bottle of odourless turpentine or substitute painting medium such as sansador or zest.
Linseed oil, a small bottle.
Any other medium that you have for oils and acrylics and would like to try out.
Palette: a traditional wooden palette or tear off paper palette.
Rags for cleaning brushes and protective clothing.
Basic drawing materials: sketch book, palette knife (optional), masking tape, drawing board clips.
Easels and drawing boards are provided, but if you have a small portable or table top easel that you feel comfortable using, please bring this with you.