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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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This workshop is specifically designed for beginners who would like to grasp a well-rounded understanding of painting with oils. Acting as one continuous workshop divided between four days, over four weeks, you will learn about the qualities of the medium itself, the basic rules of application, the purpose of an underpainting, and colour matching techniques to ultimately achieve a near finished painting. As the workshop primarily focuses on oil painting, some prior knowledge of drawing would be ideal.

The idea behind Tones and Tints: An Oil Painting Workshop emerged from the exhibition IMMA Collection: Freud Project which comprised 52 artworks by artist Lucien Freud, all loaned to the museum on a five-year basis. Freud is one of the most celebrated influential figurative painters of the 20th century, known for his arduous way of applying paint.

The workshop is not theme restricted, you are welcome to bring any printed image with you that you would like to paint or email the image to [email protected] and it will be printed for you prior to the workshop.

All materials, tools and plastic aprons will be provided. Please be aware that low-odour turpentine will be used requiring appropriate clothing (ideally that covers legs and arms), or alternatively a long cloth apron.