£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 2021-2022.
1st Term = 25th Sep – 30th Oct | Half Term | 13th Nov – 18th Dec 2021
Christmas = 19th Dec – 7th Jan 2021
2nd Term = 8th Jan – 12th Feb | Half Term | 26th Feb – 2nd April 2022
Easter = 3rd – 22nd April
3rd Term = 23rd April – 28th May | Half Term | 11th June – 16th July 2022
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.