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Calderstones Road


L18 3JB

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This course will provide an opportunity to explore landscape in paint.

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This course will provide an opportunity to explore landscape in paint. Through a series of quick experimental pieces and more finished works, the course will walk you through the process of developing your own unique visual response to the landscape.

Suitable for complete beginners who are new to oil painting as well as those with more experience looking to develop their skills.

Sunday's starting June 27th 2021,11:00am-5pm

£125 for 3 day course

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



The course will cover: gathering your own reference material, testing out ideas and ultimately walking away at the end of the 3 dat course with a painting you would be happy to hang on your wall. Although centred around oil painting, the course is also open to a variety of media, including charcoal and acrylic paint. The classes will include a combination of presentations to the group, demonstrations and individual tuition. Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists who wish to develop their skills.

Week 1 - Introduction to Landscape - Composition & Value:

· How to create a strong and balanced composition – learning the importance of tonal/value arrangement in creating a balanced composition

· Linear perspective, eye lines, rhythm drawings - how the eye travels across the piece

· Tri-tone charcoal drawings and monochrome painting – learning to see the unifying values/tones in a landscape, rather than looking straight for detail

Week 2 – Introducing Colour

· Colour temperature

· Colour theory

· Basic colour mixing

Week 3– Painting a landscape from start to finish

In the second and third weeks there will be the opportunity to paint outdoors (weather permitting) so you may wish to bring a field easel or equivalent set up in case you wish to work outdoors.

Tutor: Jacob Gourley

Jacob Gourley is a full-time Liverpool based artist specialising in oil painting. An active member of the Royal Standard Studios, he has exhibited in a number of both group and solo shows. He graduated in Fine Art from the University of Gloucestershire in 2017, having been awarded a month scholarship to study in the British School in Rome during his second year. He also won first prize at the Wirral Society of Arts Open Exhibition 2019. For the past 18 months, Jacob has turned his skills to teaching oil painting workshops.


Sunday's 11:00am-5pm starting June 27th 2021

27th June

4th, 11th July


Making Room at the Reader Mansion

Calderstones Mansion House,

Calderstones Road,

Liverpool L18 3JB


£125 for 3 day course


Oil or Acrylic paints

Week 1 – titanium white and black (monochrome)

Week 2 and 3 – titanium white, at least 1 yellow I.e. lemon yellow/ cadmium yellow/yellow lake etc, 1x warm red cadmium red or scarlett etc, crimson, ultra-marine blue an either colbalt, cerulean/(coeruleum for acrylics), Prussian or pthalo blue, 1x brown earth I.e.burnt sienna, burnt umber, raw umber, trans-parent red oxide etc

Brushes – a selection of natural bristle and synthetic

Acrylic primed paper pad (suitable for oils and acrylics)


A4 or A3 sketchbook or plain paper

Sketching pencils

Reference photographs, printed out or on tablet screen

Dilutant/medium I.e. turpentine/sansodor low odour solvent/liquin(for oils)

Solvent/brush cleaner – white spirit (water for acrylics)

Palette I.e. wooden/Perspex or disposable tear off

2 jars

Rags or paper towel

Recommended additional materials:

Possible other colours – Cadmium yellow deep, viridian/pthalo green, burnt si-enna, yellow ochre, magenta


Wooden/ Perspex paint palette

Linseed Oil (to add to dilutant)



There are a maximum of 7 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.

We have introduced a range of safety measures to keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible. We ask everyone to please respect social distancing guidelines, all staff will be keeping their distance too.

Face coverings must be worn at all times.

Regular cleaning and santizing measures will be in place.

Accessible toilets are available.

Cancellations / Refunds:

Once you have made your course booking you 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 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days 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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dot-art was founded in Liverpool in 2006 and specialises in affordable, high quality, locally sourced art. We work with over 100 artists to provide an unrivalled choice of original art and limited edition prints for home or business, as well as offering a range of complementary services including; commissions, art rental, art consultancy, exhibition planning and implementation, bespoke framing, art valuation and restoration and artist sourcing.

All our work supports our not-for profit arm, dot-art Services CIC, which exists to support North-West based visual artists, both emerging and established, through a range of services and opportunities designed to help them develop their careers and gain exposure and promotion for their work, as well as delivering a programme of art classes (see: dot-art.co.uk/art-classes) across a range of Liverpool venues; Bluecoat; Everymans Theatre, the Williamson Tunnesl, Make Liverpool and Baltic Creative; and dot-art Schools, our innovative inter school art competition, launched in 2012 (see: schools.dot-art.com). 

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