Introduction to painting Still Life in Oils with artist Jacob Gourley
18th August 2022 –
This all day workshop will offer an introduction into oil painting, in which you will learn the fundamentals of how to paint a simple still life set up directly from life.
In this class you will learn about:
Techniques and Materials
All abilities welcome but largely aimed at beginner to intermediate artists.
Health warning: use of solvents
A basic selection of materials will be provided but please bring your own acrylic primed paper or canvas paper, brushes and paints if you can.
Jacob Gourley is a 27 year old professional artist who specialises in representational oil painting and large scale mural work. To date he has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows, and was awarded 1st prize in The Wirral Society of Arts Open Exhibition 2019 for his painting ‘82- St John’s to Toxteth’.
During his Fine Art studies at the University of Gloucestershire, Jacob received a scholarship to study at the British School in Rome in 2016. In addition to this, from 2015 to 2018, Jacob worked for a month each summer in Verrochio Art Centre in Tuscany. During his visits, he attended demonstrations and artist talks from a number of visiting professional artists. Naturally, at this time, he became enamoured with plein air painting, which to date still forms a key component in his practice. Today his largely oil based practice covers a broad territory, including portraiture/figure, landscape, and still life. More of Jacob's work can be seen at https://www.jacobgourley.com/
Cost £65 to include refreshments throughout the day
Please bring your own lunch