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Plein air in Oil or Acrylic – A two day Course with Jenny Aitken

Course Details

Date

Monday – Tuesday 18 – 19th – th September 2023
Expired!

Time

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Course Description

Plein air in oils (or acrylics) with award-winning artist Jenny Aitken. Come and paint in the grounds of Cornwall School of Art, with beautiful subjects in abundance – rolling fields, woods, Cornish hedgerows, and more formal gardens bursting with flowers. We’ll focus on creative composition, colour mixing, brushwork skills and atmospheric lighting. Jenny will give a full demo each day, and spend the rest of the time individually teaching. Her aim is always to teach all she knows, encourage you in your own style and make the entire time full and fun!

 

PLEASE NOTE: This two-day workshop will combine time in the studio and outside. Please bring appropriate shoes and all-weather clothes. If in the unlikely event that it rains continuously, it will be studio based. Easels and painting stools for outdoor use will be supplied if you don’t have your own.

 

Jenny Aitken is an award-winning painter and regular visitor to Cornwall, she has worked and exhibited here for the last twenty years. She runs demos and painting workshops around the country and is a guest writer for The Artist magazine. As a seasoned tutor her passion for painting is well known, as is her encouraging and informative teaching style. This two-day workshop is suitable for beginners to regular painters who would learn how to construct a painting in order to best tell the visual story – how to begin and methodically work through to a successful conclusion.

Course Information

Ability level

All abilities welcome

Medium

Acrylic, Oils

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Oil Painters:
• 1 no. 10 x 8” and 4 no. 20 x 16” (or any similar sized) canvas boards (if you paint faster/ larger, bring more/ bigger ones.
• Oils: These colours, or similar: Titanium white; Lemon yellow; Cad red; Alizarin crimson; Purple; Ultramarine; Phthalo green; Sap green; Burnt umber
• Low odour thinner (I recommend zest-it)
• Liquin (or similar to speed up drying and add flow to the paint)
• Brushes: synthetic (soft, not bristle) a medium filbert, a medium flat, a small rigger.
• Large palette
• Baby wipes or cloth
• Two sealable paint pots (one for thinner, one for liquin)
• Apron/Old shirt

 

Acrylic Painters:
• 1 no. 10 x 8” and 4 no. 20 x 16” (or any similar sized) canvas boards (if you paint faster/ larger, bring more/ bigger ones.
• Acrylics: (student quality is fine) These colours, or similar: Titanium white; Lemon yellow; Cad red hue; Purple; Ultramarine; Pthalo blue; Pthalo green; Sap green; Payne’s gray
• Brushes: a medium filbert, a small rigger, and a medium flat.
• Baby wipes or cloth
• Apron/Old shirt

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will combine studio and outdoor painting time. Please bring appropriate clothes as there will be a small amount of walking involved around the grounds of The Coach House. Drawing boards, outdoor easels and painting chairs are available to borrow if you don’t bring your own.

 

 

Jenny Aitken

Jenny lives in Derbyshire, not far from the beautiful Peak District, and has been a professional painter for 25 years, and has been teaching for over 10 years. She has strong family roots and connections to Cornwall and the Channel Islands, and a love for the sea. ​ Since graduation in Art & Art History from seaside university Aberstwyth in 1998, Jenny has exhibited all over the UK and won several awards, most recently the Artist Exhibition prize and the Claire Fontaine award in AOTY 2020. She exhibited with the RSMA in 2019, was highly commended in The Artist 2019 and festival choice in the 2019 Buxton Spa prize. ​ Jenny is currently represented by several galleries, including The Harbour Gallery in Cornwall and Peter Barker Gallery in Rutland. You can also view and purchase daily studies, paintings, prints, calendars and cards from her own online gallery. ​ Jenny is a regular contributor to The Artist Magazine, and an online tutor, with a series of 22 modules on painting in oils and acrylics. She also produces shorter painting videos on YouTube. Jenny is a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and was Winner of the highly prestigious RSMA Baltic Exchange prize in 2023. She has recently published a book with Search Press titled ‘Into the Light’ which is available March 2024.

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Our courses usually begin at 10am and end at 4:30pm, with a half an hour lunch break at around 1pm. There will also be brief morning and afternoon breaks, with free tea and coffee available in the kitchen area. At Lunch time you can make things nice and easy by pre-ordering a freshly prepared Coach House Lunch. Alternatively, you’re very welcome to bring along a packed lunch and any other refreshments you like.

On sunny days students and tutors are invited to enjoy breaktimes outside in the leafy courtyard or gardens surrounded by birdsong.

Cost

£170.00

Date

Monday – Tuesday 18 – 19th – th September 2023
Expired!

Time

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost

£170.00

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Cancellations must be made in writing/email more than 4 weeks prior to the course start date to guarantee a refund. Read our full policy on the Course Terms & Conditions page.