figure painting in Oils

Figure painting in Oils // A 5 Week Course with Artist Nicholas Robinson // Starts Wednesday October 27th // 10:00 - 13:00


Painting the figure has always been a staple exercise in learning the craft of oil painting. This 5 week course is ideal for those looking to start their exploration into the art of Figure Painting, or for the more experienced artist who wants to improve their fundamentals.


Nick Robinson (Florence Academy prize winner 2012 & 2013, Zurich Portrait Prize Finalist 2019 & 2021) will instruct in the visual method: translating what we observe from life into oil painting on the canvas. We will explore the materials involved, some theory and preparation for the model. The rest of the session will be comprised of working from the nude in one single-pose painting.

By the completion of the course participants will have a clear understanding of the techniques and steps involved in painting the figure, as well as increased levels of observational skill. No prior experience is necessary, only a strong interest in painting from life.


Course Fee: €220


* Some materials will be provided, though a small materials list will be sent to each participant.


** A deposit paid via Eventbrite secures your place, with the balance due on day1


These classes will take place in our new building at 25-27 Bow Lane West, Dublin 8. The classroom is spacious with good ventilation, & all COVID safety protocols must be adhered to throughout the class. Each participant must wear a mask throughout, and all work stations will be spaced apart. Each participant must sign a contact tracing form on arrival.

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