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Still Life in Oils - Boot Camp! (3-day workshop)

  • Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall The Square, Yardley Hastings Northampton, England, NN7 1EU United Kingdom (map)

Are you terrified by the prospect of painting in oils and don’t know how to start? Would you like to give it a try before buying the equipment? Then try our Still Life in Oils - Boot Camp! workshop with artist Penny German.

Day 1
Introduction introduction to oils and other materials. Making a tonal chart. Demo of then painting an object in monochrome. Big brush exercise.

Day 2
Recap of tone. Demo of still life in monochrome then painting still life. Discussion of colour and overpainting monochrome in colour.

Day 3
Still life of your choice – and potential for Christmas Card printing see below.


What to bring

Penny has arranged with a printer to supply Christmas Cards of the works if you wish to have some printed. Therefore, please bring any Christmas items you wish to include in your finished still life.

Paints, boards, low odour solvent, medium and brushes will be provided.

Bring an apron (or wear old clothes). If you prefer to bring your own brushes, please do so (if you would like recommendations please email the tutor at

Please bring a packed lunch (although delicious lunches are available at pub next door). Tea and coffee available in the kitchen.

Dates and times

Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 November, 2019, from 10.30am to 4.30pm on all three days.


£95 per day or £270 for full course (which includes the cost of all materials and artist quality oil paints which make for much better work!). Places limited to 12, so early booking is recommended.

Only 2 spaces left

How to book

Book your place direct with Penny German by email or call 07546 118290.