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Oil Painting from the Masters

$835.00

ON CAMPUS: 9-13 January 2023, Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Early Fee Ends 5 December 2022
Michelle Hiscock

Did you know the State Library of NSW has a magnificent collection of oil paintings ranging from the 1790s to today? Join Michelle Hiscock in the State Library’s new painting galleries where you will have the opportunity to make a full-scale fragment directly from a painting of your choice.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

 

10 Available

Full Details

Program: Summer School 2023
Start Date: 9 January 2023
End Date: 13 January 2023
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5

Lecturer: Michelle Hiscock
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $925.00
Early Fee: $835.00
Concession Fee: $880.00
Location: State Library

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Outline

Did you know the State Library of NSW has a magnificent collection of oil paintings ranging from the 1790s to today? Join Michelle Hiscock in the State Library’s new painting galleries where you will have the opportunity to make a full-scale fragment directly from a painting of your choice. Michelle Hiscock guides you in a practical investigation of oil painting techniques, with demonstrations of methods and materials, preparation of supports, coloured grounds, tonal underpainting, setting the palette and brushes, colour mixing and how to structure paint in layers. Inspired by the physical presence of key works in the collection, Michelle Hiscock will share her knowledge and insights into the fundamental principles of historical oil painting and their relevance to contemporary practice.

Lecturer Profile

Michelle Hiscock is an expert in the history of painting techniques, materials, and methods. She is represented by Australian Galleries and has exhibited nationally for over thirty years. Michelle has been a Painting Lecturer at the National Art School since 1998. She has also given many lectures and demonstrations, run classes on historical techniques and conducted floor talks and tours for the Art Gallery of NSW.

Art Materials

Please bring your favourite portable sketching materials for the sketching session on the first day and a pencil and paper for note-taking
Palette knife (diamond shaped like a trowel)
Palette (flat, without ridges or indents, e.g. plywood, plastic, Perspex)
Tube of white acrylic paint (Matisse ‘Structure’ is recommended)
Cotton cloth rags (old sheets are best)
Paper towel
Willow charcoal – 1 stick
Refined linseed oil at least 250ml
Disposable gloves (optional; vinyl is better than latex)
Small glass jar with lid
masking tapeNote: Do not bring solvents or mediums. A low-odour painting medium will be provided.

Important
Bring a drop cloth to protect the library’s floor eg old sheet

Painting Supports
Please purchase a stretched canvas of approx. 30 x 40cm.

Brushes

Please bring all the brushes you currently own. Ultimately, it is preferable to have 5 or more of each brush you like to use rather than a whole lot of completely different brushes.  If you are buying brushes for the first time we recommend the following as a minimum:
3 flat synthetic or natural hog hair brushes approx. 8mm wide
1 round, pointed, synthetic sable brush approx. 5mm wide
1 flat, synthetic sable brush approx. 15mm wide

Oil paints

We are using a low-toxicity approach. Do not bring cobalt, chrome, cadmium or lead-based pigments.

The following is a suggested list of colours. The painting you choose to do might only require a limited selection of colours so please bring the paints you already have and discuss with Michelle before purchasing additional paints.
Titanium white (professional grade only; e.g. Old Holland, Winsor and Newton or Art Spectrum)
Bright yellow (e.g., Winsor yellow, Spectrum yellow – not cadmium)
Bright red (e.g., Winsor red, Spectrum red – not cadmium)
Yellow ochre or mars Yellow
Venetian red or red earth
Raw sienna
Raw umber
Burnt umber
Alizarin crimson
Ultramarine blue
Pthalo blue
Ivory black

PARKERS FINE ART SUPPLIES

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email [email protected]
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

COVID-19 Policy

In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines,  all students must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

 

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