The portrait in oil with Jason Walker artist Cornwall


This structured portrait class will offer the student an introduction to the essential skills needed for painting the portrait in oils, including an overview of basic anatomy, structure, composition, blocking in, paint handling and modelling the face in colour with a focus on wet on wet painting using direct painting techniques whilst working from a live model.

The course will focus on the following elements of portrait painting:

  • looking at structure and anatomy of head. 
  • planes and proportion of the head. 
  • pallet and mixing accurate flesh tone and colour values. 
  • paint handling and edge control. 
  • using colour and value to create solidity and light. 
  • an overview of composition, technical and practical considerations when painting the portrait in oils.


The course is suitable for all levels of previous experience as Jason teaches each student individually to their level as he goes around the class.

This will be a three day course from 2019.


Jason Walker RP

Newlyn School of Art, the Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn TR18 5AW

Oil paints

Newlyn School of Art

All levels of experience. Beginners welcome. 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

Clothes to get paint on. This is an indoor course

Please bring a packed lunch

£325 (from 2019) payable in full at the time of booking. The cost of all materials is included within the course fee and are provided by the art school

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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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26th - 28th Apr 2019
  • 26th - 28th Apr 2019
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Brilliant; art practitioners should be breaking down your door to have the opportunity to learn from artists at the top of their game in such a supportive environment.

Lucy, Bristol
Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
Company Number: 7621257. Registered in Cardiff in 2011.