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Painting the Four Seasons.

Andrew Barrowman - Plein air oils

  • 95 British pounds
  • The Croft

Course Description

4 progressive courses, booked individually or as a developmental course for returning participants. £40 Discount when you sign up and create a log in with a pricing plan for 4 seasonal courses. Please select start date and we will be in touch to confirm your subsequent dates. Spring - April 30th Summer - June 18th Autumn September 17th Winter - November 5th We will learn to paint outdoors, direct from life using oil paints as our medium, looking at how the same landscape changes during the four seasons. At the beginning of each session, Andrew will give a brief introduction (or recap) about painting outdoors using oils and will run through the materials and use of the art pods. Participating artists will begin by working on quick oil sketches of our surroundings, en plein-air, exploring ideas about composition and getting a ‘feel’ for our landscape. Artists will be encouraged to move around the location to choose a view that appeals to them where they can develop their ideas further. We will look at compositional issues, colour choices with limited palettes and tonal values, leading us to an idea or view of a landscape that can be brought to life in an oil painting. During the 4 seasonal sessions we will build up a series of oil sketches and 4 completed plein air paintings. It will be interesting to see how the time of year changes how we paint and see the landscape. A typical plein air painting takes Andrew around 2 hours to complete and sketches are around 20 minutes each. You will also receive a complimentary School of Outdoor Art drawing board sketchbook. All refreshments and a homemade vegetarian lunch included.

Cancellation Policy

If SOOA cancels a course for any reason a full refund or alternative dates will be offered. If you have to cancel, for whatever reason, a full refund will be given for 1 months notice prior to course. 50% with 2 weeks notice and 0 refund with 1 week or less notice. Rescheduling at the moment is not feasible due to the availability and demand of courses. Please contact to discuss options.