Intermediate Oil Painting (10 Week Course)

Intermediate Oil Painting (10 Week Course)

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Hope Street Ltd

76-78 Lord Street


L1 1TL

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Continue the process of exploring painting processes and practices, focusing on working with oils to complete your own personal project. Suitable for those with some painting experience.

***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***

Mondays 6.45pm-9pm starting 6th February 2017 (£160 for 10 sessions)


These painting courses are open to one and all, from beginner to seasoned pro and are based on conveying an understanding of the painting process, not on steering you towards a particular style, a methodology based on the observation that reasoning and hard work, not alchemy and talent, are at the core of all great painting.

Through demonstration, explanation and technical exercises we will cover a number of painting fundamentals using a broad-based approach to the mechanics of painting in oils.

"A man paints with his brains, not with his hands." - Michaelangelo

"When I attended art school and later teaching at Foundation and Degree level, the methodology commonly employed was to avoid teaching anything tangible for fear that it would inhibit creativity. ‘Express yourself’ I would often hear as a student which left most of us rather bemused and later as an educator, frustration at the lack of ability from staff to actually teach something to the students.This course gives me the opportunity to address this by providing skill based learning in order to deepen the understanding and applications of the visual language that surrounds us."

The first 7 weeks of the oil painting program includes:

  • Munsell colour theory, neutral grey, grey scale, mixing two neutrals N4 and N6.

  • Understanding colour, paint and palette, making all colours from CMY

  • Project starts (fairly complex figurative composition), complete drawing and imprimatura.

  • Underpainting - continue project.

  • Grisaille, Verdaccio, dead layer - continue project.

  • Glazing techniques, mediums, oiling out, couche - continue project..

  • Alla Prima, wet into wet, blending, scumbling - continue project.

The final 3 weeks will be set aside for you to realise your own personal project. This will give you the opportunity to use your imagination and develop those inventive processes alongside traditional and contemporary techniques learned earlier in the course. You will make art as an artist does and develop your project from its conceptual beginning to its physical end. The course will help you develop a deeper understanding of art and how as practitioners we think and realise work.

Tutor: Richard Meaghan

Professional artist Richard is currently based in a studio at Metal in Liverpool. He studied Fine Art at Staffordshire university, and on graduating, was awarded a travel grant to study Renaissance Art in Italy. The resulting work was awarded first prize in the Sefton Open, followed shortly with his first solo Public exhibition at the Atkinson Art gallery, Southport.

Meaghan was chosen as one of three emerging artists to exhibit alongside Turner Prize winners Chris Ofili and Keith Tyson in ‘Exposed- Art and Culture in England’s North West’ and was shortlisted for the Liverpool Art Prize in 2009. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and has future exhibitions planned for Liverpool, London, Copenhagen, Denmark, Berlin, Germany and Brussels, Belgium.


Winter Session 2017, Tuesday evenings from 6.45-9pm

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February

6th, 27th March

3rd, 10th, 24th April

1st May.


Hope Street Ltd, 76-78 Lord Street, Liverpool, L1 1TL


£160 for the 10 week course (full course must be booked in advance)

It is possible to split this cost into two payments of £80, please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.


You will need to provide your own materials - a full list will be provided at time of booking.


  • There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.

  • To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

Cancellations / Refunds

Once you have made your course booking your are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to six weeks before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than six weeks before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

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