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Gain Confidence in Oils | Marcel Desbiens

Gain Confidence in Oils | Marcel Desbiens

The Gain Confidence in Oils is a natural progression from the Foundations in Oils course. You will reinforce your fundamental skills by painting on different materials and in different styles, as well as learn new skills and start your own project.

The prerequisite for this course is the Foundations in Oils, or an equivalent skill level.

What will I learn?

More skills and techniques in oil painting, including:

• preparing your own surface to paint on
• painting on canvas
• more about composition
• layering and glazing
• work on your personal painting project

Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 12 students so that you will receive personal attention.

In each class, your tutor will give a step-by-step demonstration, followed by painting exercises to complete with personalised guidance and feedback from your tutor. Each exercise builds on the previous one, so that by the end of the course you will have created your own work in the style of your choice.... and have extended your skills and confidence in painting with oils.

Who is this course suitable for?

The Gain Confidence in Oils course is for those who have completed the Foundation in Oils course, or who have equivalent skills and experience.
Talk to our friendly team if you are not sure if this course if for you.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your paint set from the Foundation in Oils course, or speak to us if you don’t have one. Also, bring a notebook and pen.

What is provided?

• fabric and prepared gesso boards for painting exercises 
• tea, coffee and biscuits (bring your own mug)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Bienarte art community

Photos from previous Gain Confidence course

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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Course testimonials:

  • Marcel is not only an exceptional artist but an amazingly good teacher. The classes are well structured so that you do see results in your own work. The studio setup is a great environment to learn in and the classes encourage a friendly and collaborative environment.
  • Most excellent brilliant course in the world! Fiona O Brisbane
  • Excellent course, even with no oil painting experience through the guidance of Marcel and a friendly environment you will surprise yourself in producing an art piece you can be proud of.