£200 and the remaining balance of £2750 is to be paid 3 weeks before the start of the Academic Year. Details will be sent in the confirmation email.
One years academic studies 2020-2021.
1st Term = 26th Sep – 31st Oct | Half Term 7th Nov | 14th Nov – 19th Dec 2020
Christmas = 26th Dec – 2nd Jan 2021
2nd Term = 9th Jan – 13th Feb | Half Term 20th Feb | 27th Feb – 3rd April 2021
Easter = 10th – 17th April
3rd Term = 24th April – 29th May | Half Term 5th June | 12th June – 17th July 2021
Term 1 Underpainting
The first term will be divided between two types of underpainting, the first half “imprimatura” using one pigment and the second half “Grisaille” using two pigments.
We will be using this method to ease the transition from Drawing to Oil Paint. It’s a similar process to Drawing as we use the white of the canvas for the lights whilst adding paint for the darks.
The beauty of this technique is its simplicity. There is no need to mix colour, the paint can be applied directly to the canvas just like using a pencil.
Imprimatura stems from the Italian and literally means “first paint layer”. This technique is traditionally used as an underpainting which is a monochrome version of the final painting. The intention is to fix the composition and the tonal range before adding colour.
We will be using this technique to introduce students to the art of mixing paint beginning with two pigments (black and white ) before moving on to the complexities of colour.
Grisaille is a term used for a monochrome painting using shades of grey. A Grisaille may be painted for its own sake or used as under-painting. The difference with this technique and the Imprimatura is that the lights are built up using impasto paint layers.