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Begin Oil Painting


DATES 2017

4/5th March click

6/7th May click

23/24th September click

4/5th November click



Royal Talens Van Gogh & Winsor Newton oil paint = great professional paint.

DaVinci & hog brushes = the best professional brushes in our opinion!!

Royal Talens Canvas = size small (50x50cm), medium (50x60cm) to large (80x80cm)

MEDIUMS Sansodor & Liquin

A very exciting painting weekend = where we are exploring the qualities of oil paint. In a CONTEMPORARY manner.

(Do not worry we do not have TURPS anywhere near us!! ) We do not use anything PUNGENT = methods have moved on from the 'old days!!'

The 1st Session is layering, blending, tonking, glazing and oil bars

The 2nd Session is 'Out of the Darkness into the Light'

The 3rd Session is Mixing Colour and 3 tone blending Instruction

We also cover painting with a knife

2nd DAY

You choose the image you want to paint and plan which techniques you are going to use to create your masterpiece!!

Begin oils painting weekends

Your Tutor, Caroline Hulse FRSA will be showing you some very contemporary ways to paint in oils.

She has paintings and prints in major public spaces, offices, hotels & restaurants.


She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and listed in the Public Catalogue = alongside Turner, Hockney and all the greats!!

begin oil painting

The very demanding Oil Painting weekend with Caroline Hulse FRSA. The first day we do three different painting processes.
The 2nd day the students choose their images and oil painting processes. All work in progress.

Session 2 of the February 2016 Oil Painting Weekend

1st Day

9.45am Arrive at Studio in Mapledurham, Berkshire. (Dons Yard, Mapleduram, RG4 7TP) (We pick you up if you come by train to Reading Station). We have a large car park if you are driving. Have breakfast at our Guest House if you stayed the night before.

Come up to the upstairs lounge and have a coffee, tea or water. Meet your fellow artists. (There is even wine for those needing it!!)

10.0am Your tutor welcomes you to the studio, explains the weekend and tells you about herself. You are encouraged to tell us a bit about yourself (if you want to) and what you particuarly want from the workshop. Everyone is nervous but there is always laughter and fun!!

Then choose your painting station downstairs in the studio. Everyone has their own painting easel, table, high stool. Professional paints, professional brushes and canvases or paper. We take a maximum of 8 students per workshop.

The workshop begins.

Tea & Coffee is available any time - just help yourself - the studio is YOURS for the weekend. Do what you gotta do!!

Our Aim is to 'Bring out the Artist in You' - we DO NOT just paint and let you copy us. We motivate, inspire and teach originally.

12.30am Lunch in the upstairs lounge. A delicious fresh buffet with wine. (A glass of wine often helps you paint EVEN BETTER in the afternoon!)

1.0pm Back to painting - where we complete your 1st professional painting

4.30pm Discussion about tomorrow. Talk to your tutor about what painting you want to do tomorrow. Bring in a photograph or drawing or ideas and concepts. (Depends on which workshop you are taking) Prepare your canvas for tomorrow. Can be up to 100cm x 70cm in size.

4.30-5.0pm Day Ends

You either go home or come to our Guest House and eat out with the group across the road at an excellent restaurant. We book you a table - as it is SO good - you HAVE to book!


2nd DAY

9.30am Arrive at 9.30 this morning. Your tutor will talk you through (again!) your perfect fine art composition. REMEMBER we do not impose our will on you but YOU develop your skills and talent.

Often everyone goes straight upstairs for a coffee and chinwag with each other about today's painting! Students are still seen with heads in art books, pencils on drawing pads or flicking through ipads!

The studio stands in the shadow of the historic Mapledurham House and a few seconds to the River Thames and famous watermill.

You are advised on the colours to use, the brush to use in each space. Your tutor will let you be as 'contemporary' or 'traditional' as you require. There are many ways to paint a painting so your tutor will help you make decisions.

Concepts, approach, style, technicalities etc are discussed depending on which workshop you are attending.

12.30am Lunch in the upstairs lounge. A delicious fresh buffet with wine. (A glass of wine often helps you paint EVEN BETTER in the afternoon!)

1.0pm Back to painting - where we complete your 2nd professional painting

3.30-4.0pm Day Ends - Group photo (which we send you)

Your tutor is only there for you. She is NOT painting her own paintings but gives you constant attention and help. Every student is encouraged to 'Develop their Own Style'. We have everything you need in the studio for experimental work, (all art products). etc

We also offer email support after you have completed a workshop.


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