Responding to the Landscape with oils - building a painting over 5 days


2nd - 6th July, 2018
Tutor: Kenneth Le Riche
Course Fee: £360

Fully Booked!

Kenneth Le Riche came back onto the Bridge House Art teaching team last year, after a number years of travelling and teaching abroad. We are delighted that he is returning again in 2018 to lead a week of oil painting. This workshop will give students the opportunity to work on one large painting from nature, over the course of five days.

Taking inspiration from the landscape around Ullapool, students will look at different approaches to painting. Using brushes, rags, sandpaper, palette knives and fingers as tools, students will work on drawings and studies which will form the basis of a considerably larger (80 x 120cm) and more resolved painting on a panel.

Demonstrations will explore the nature and qualities of oil paint and mediums such as linseed oil, turpentine, stand oil, encaustic, damar varnish and liquin to accelerate the oils drying.

Throughout the week students will be encouraged to look at ways of analysing and modifying a painting; observing space, abstraction, colour and texture to create a sense of atmosphere and expression. In doing so, students will develop skills in visual perception and expressive improvisation to find and build their own visual language.

All summer school courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. All materials and equipment are supplied, with a simple lunch provided daily. It is important to wear old clothes as art is a messy business. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day! Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential.