john HOOD OSA
contemporary oil paintings

Art Classes and Workshops

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I am presently offering classes in oil painting at my studio at 756 Queen Street East in Toronto. See below for information on courses now in session, and check here for information on upcoming courses and workshops.
 

Oil Painting Basics from Photographs.001

This course teaches a sound method for developing an oil painting from start to finish, using painting from photographs as a point of departure. Students will learn to prepare a support, apply a design and develop the imagery through roughing in to finish strokes. Students will broaden their drawings skills while learning to use a grid to transfer/enlarge a master design onto the support, as well as colour theory and painting techniques including use of mediums and solvents, colour mixing, brushwork and use of the palette knife. Students will learn to recognize potential problems using photographic reference material, and to correct for such issues when they arise.

Students will be provided with an easel and palette but must supply their own oil paint and brushes. The course is designed for beginners and intermediate students, but advanced painters who would like a refresher in oil technique will also benefit.

The course comprises 20 hours of instruction in 10 sessions of 2 hours each. The course fee is $400. One student may reserve the studio for this fee, or two students may share the same section time for the same $400 total fee, splitting the cost. Some materials are provided as noted but paint and brushes are not included. I can supply basic oil painting sets that are suitable, at cost (approximately $30).

Oil Painting Basics from Photography.001- Autumn 2018 - starts October 1, 2018

  • section 1 - Mondays 7:00pm to 9:00pm - BOOKED
  • section 3 - Wednesdays 7:00pm to 9:00pm - BOOKED

 

Oil Painting from Still Life.002

This course is intended as a logical extension of .001 - students will learn to draw and paint in oils with the brush from live observation of a still life set up. The intention is not to produce one finished work but to start and finish an oil sketch from each class, using a different set up each week. Students will develop drawing and observational ability and hone the skill of rapid observation of basic masses and shapes in a live motif.

Students will be provided with an easel and palette but must supply their own oil paint, brushes and canvases. The course is designed for beginners and intermediate students, but advanced painters who would like a refresher in oil technique will also benefit.

The course comprises 20 hours of instruction in 10 sessions of 2 hours each. The course fee is $400. One student may reserve the studio for this fee, or two students may share the same section time for the same $400 total fee, splitting the cost. Some materials are provided as noted but paint and brushes are not included. I can supply basic oil painting sets that are suitable, at cost (approximately $30). If students have already taken Oil Painting Basics from Photography.001 the curriculum may be adjusted to reflect intermediate status.

Oil Painting Basics from Photography.001- Autumn 2018 - starts October 1, 2018

  • section 2 - Tuesdays 7:00pm to 9:00pm - BOOKED

 

PLEASE NOTE - all fall 2018 sessions are booked - contact me at jhoo63@outlook.com for information re: upcoming sessions

 

WORKSHOPS in the fall session

I am developing workshops to offer in one, two or possibly three day sessions - watch this space for more information as these programs become available.