Painting with Oils course with Jon Doran artist Cornwall


A four day workshop surveying the fundamentals of representational painting focusing on tonal values, composition, form, colour identification and mixing and mark making. The subject will be a range of still life set ups with practitioners working in oils. The aim will be to understand the foundational skills of painting. The course is suitable for beginners and improvers with students taught largely on a one to one basis with the Tutor coming around to each person teaching to their level and helping them overcome any obstacles that arise. Jon will also share with students the process by which he paints and offer some short demonstrations at different stages to illustrate what he is teaching to the group.

The course includes advice on studio practice such as how to set yourself up at home with the right brushes, paints and setting out your palette with practical exercises over the three days. This indoor course takes place in the beautiful period school studio.

All drawing materials, brushes, supports and paint will be supplied by the art school.


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Jon Doran

Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW and various coastal locations in West Cornwall.

Oil paints - all materials, brushes and supports will be supplied by the art school

Please meet at 9.50am for a 10am start at Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5AW.

All skill levels, from beginners to those with more experience. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

All paints, boards and other materials provided by the school. Please wear old clothes.

Please bring a packed lunch.

£525.00 including materials - fee payable in full at the time of booking.

If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our page for Accommodation in West Cornwall - Newlyn, St Ives, Penzance, Marazion, Mousehole B and B, Guesthouses, Hotels, Cottages and Hostels

You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

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31st May - 3rd Jun 2022
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Jon is a terrific tutor. Calm, knowledgeable, and extremely generous with his advice. An excellent course - well prepared and conducted in a very pleasant and conducive atmosphere.

Jan, Somerset
Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
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