Introduction to painting with oils workshop
Who is this course for?
This workshop is an introduction to painting with oils.
You will get a feel for painting with oils and will have a go at using brushes and palette knives
You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2018 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will be there for assistance and advice constantly.
Additional costs and requirements
All materials and equipment for this taster workshop will be provided. Please wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will need to take any work you do home with you, so please be aware that oil paints take quite a long time to dry.
About the tutor
Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon.
Prior to this he worked for North Devon College (Petroc) for 12 years as a Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor. Before this he had four artist-in-residence positions in the UK and was International Research Fellow at Exeter College of Art and Frankfurt Akademie, and Junior Fellow at South Glamorgan University.
Harry has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.
His current area of interest is in using paper pulp, dyes and oil paint to create large constructions that straddle the line between painting and sculpture. The current series of five works has taken four years and is due for exhibition next year.
He has held one-man shows at most large cities in the UK including two in London and has won 12 awards and prizes at local and national exhibitions and was awarded the gold medal in Fine Art in Newport, Wales.
His work is in various public and private collections including; Tarmac, Granada Television and three LEA collections.
When Harry was a student he was privileged to have Anish Kapoor as his tutor.
‘I love showing people new things and materials and helping them develop their skills. I believe everyone has a creative ability. We all drew before we could speak but sometimes this creative ability gets lost or buried. I like people to find what they never really knew they had.’
Harry Roberts. Art, Craft and Design Tutor, Learn Devon.