Oil Painting (Intermediate) Evening Course - dot-art

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Hope Street Ltd

3rd Floor (next to Specsavers)

76-78 Lord Street

Liverpool, L1 1TL

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Oil Painting (Intermediate), Evening Classes - dot-art at Hope Street Ltd

Mondays 6.45pm-9pm starting 5th October 2015 (£160 for 10 sessions).

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 and / or who have completed the Painting (Acrylics) course.

*** LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A BIT LESS CHALLENGING? Take a look at our Acrylic Painting (Beginners) Painting course ***

Painting Evening Course Winter 2015

Program (Contemporary Realism):

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 five weeks of the oil painting program includes:

  • The Munsell system and the importance of neutral grey.
  • Materials & Mediums (understanding paint and your palette).
  • The sphere, the cone, the cylinder and the cube (still-life study).
  • Alla prima.
  • What is Contemporary Realism? (The importance of skill and invention).

The second five 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.

Trainer: 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.

Autumn Session 2015, Monday evenings from 6.45-9pm

5th,12th, 19th, 26th October,

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November,

7th, 14th December.

(NO SESSION 26th October)


Hope Street Ltd, 3rd Floor, 76-78 Lord Street (entrance next to Specsavers), Liverpool, L1 1TL

Situated in the centre of Liverpool, on the main shopping street of Lord Street, you will find the entrance to arts organisation Hope Street Ltd between Specsavers and McDonalds. Please ring the bell for the 3rd floor / Hope Street Ltd, where you will be met by your course host. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central; also very close to Liverpool One Bus Station.


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

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

It is possible to split this cost into two payments of £80, please call 0845 017 6660 for more details.

  • There are a maximum of 20 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 0845 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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Hope Street Ltd

3rd Floor (next to Specsavers)

76-78 Lord Street

Liverpool, L1 1TL

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