An Introduction to oil painting

AN INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING // 4 week course with artist Nicholas Robinson // Starts Wednesday morning, January 12th // 10:00 - 13:00

A practical 4 week course in oil painting from life, introducing the most basic principles of observing nature, using materials and rendering form - all presented in a simple step by step manner.

The course involves working on 4 paintings in a series of weekly exercises of slightly increasing complexity. Each exercise involves painting from life to understand light, form, space and simple colour, going from a initial 2D block-in to a final 3D effect. This course is ideal for both beginners and painters who want to do a refresher on the most important basics of painting in oils!

About the Tutor: Nicholas Robinson attended the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden, under the tutelage of the Swedish painter Joakim Ericsson - winning 2 awards during his time here. Recently short-listed for the Hennessy Portrait prize, Nick is now exhibiting nationally, and works and teaches out of his studio in Wicklow.


* A deposit of €80 through Eventbrite secures your place, with the balance due at the beginning of day 1

** While some materials will be provided, a small list will be sent to all participants


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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