Still Life in Oils or Acrylic with Gilly Lovegrove

Course Details

Date

Wednesday 03rd July 2024

Time

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Course Description

A one day drawing and painting workshop, working from a still life with flowers. 

We will look at past masters of still life painting with flowers to find inspiration. 

Initially we draw (either on paper or direct onto our canvas) in charcoal or pencil, learning ways to start a still life sketch, looking at composition, framing, proportion, viewpoint and light source. 

Once we have developed our sketch we move onto painting – looking at paint handling technique including drawing with a brush and tonal painting. We learn about the colour wheel and how to mix vibrant greens. We look at colour values; one thing against another exploring brush strokes and developing our still life painting skills. Students will work at floor standing easels.

Stools can be provided if required.

 

Course Information

Ability level

All abilities welcome

Medium

Acrylic, Oils, Pencil

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        • Pencil (2B/5B) – Charcoal (assorted stick sizes)
        • A2 cartridge paper
          Putty rubber/erasure
        • Sharpener
        • Canvas, canvas paper or board, no smaller than A3
        • Oil paints colours (artist quality if possible or good quality student) or Acrylic:
        • To include Titanium White, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Viridian
        • Brushes: assortment of sizes of hog or synthetic brushes, including filberts, rounds and flats.
        • Disposable Palette for oil or acrylic paint
          Jam jar with lid
        • Palette knife for mixing paints
          Rags for cleaning brushes
        • Sansodor (low odour solvent) or odourless turpentine

Easels and drawing boards will be provided.

All art materials are available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop, 26 River Street Truro TR1 2SJ, and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies for the course.

 

Gilly Lovegrove

Gilly Lovegrove trained at Central St Martins in London. She worked for many years as an illustrator in design and advertising. Since 2006, Gilly has concentrated on portrait, still life and flower oil painting commissions working from her studio in Kent. She exhibits in London, Kent, Hampshire and Somerset. Her portrait painting was selected for the Ruth Borchard Exhibition at the Kings Place Gallery in London. In 2021, her self-portrait painting was selected for the Turner Contemporary Open, Margate and most recently her portrait of ‘Vibe Kroger’ was long listed for the Herbert Smith Freehills Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery 2024. Gilly teaches portrait, still life and flower drawing and painting workshops to art groups, schools and has taught flower drawing at National Trust’s Sissinghurst Castle, Kent.

Find Out More

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

£75.00

Date

Wednesday 03rd July 2024

Time

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost

£75.00

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Art Course ticket ONLY – Wed 3rd July 2024
£75
Available Tickets: 12

Included in this ticket: A space on the course listed.

The “Art Course ticket ONLY – Wed 3rd July 2024” ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Art Course + food ticket – Wed 3rd July 2024
£85
Available Tickets: 12

Included in this ticket: A space on the course listed and a homemade lunch of vegetarian quiche and fresh mixed salad, with a choice of bottled apple juice or elderflower presse. (Contains gluten, milk and cheese.)

The “Art Course + food ticket – Wed 3rd July 2024” ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Art Course + paint share ticket – Wed 3rd July 2024
£85
Available Tickets: 12

Included in this ticket: A space on the course listed and paint to share for the duration. (All other materials on list must be supplied by student.)

The “Art Course + paint share ticket – Wed 3rd July 2024” ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Art Course + food + paint share ticket – Wed 3rd July 2024
£95
Available Tickets: 12

Included in this ticket: A space on the course listed, a homemade lunch of vegetarian quiche and fresh mixed salad, with a choice of bottled apple juice or elderflower presse (Contains gluten, milk and cheese.) AND paint to share for the duration. (All other materials on list must be supplied by student.)

The “Art Course + food + paint share ticket – Wed 3rd July 2024” ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

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