Abstract Oil Painting

1 day workshop with Zarina Keyani

  • Starts 30 Jul
  • 65 British pounds
  • RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA

Service Description

£5 discount for RBSA Friends, Members, Associates, Next Wave Associates and students. Enter the code WORKSHOP5 at the checkout. Click 'Enter coupon code'. Course description: Easily create beautiful semi abstract oil paintings using a variety of paints and mediums. Explore and experiment with colour, form, and expressive techniques. Students will experiment with different paints on various paper-based surfaces. Ideal for beginners but also suitable for artists looking to try something new. Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught • To experiment with different paints and mediums to create beautiful semi abstract and abstract paintings. • Using oil painting techniques and various paper based surfaces including prepared surfaces. • Tools and equipment. • How to choose a colour palette and mix colours. • Surface preparation. • How to start a painting. • What makes a successful painting. • When a painting is finished • How to evaluate and critique your work. Course outline for the day Morning activity • Zarina will introduce the aims and content of the workshop. • The group will begin with imagery aesthetics. What makes a great oil painting. • Zarina will talk about; surface, palette, mediums, and the best paints to use for the best results. • Zarina will demonstrate step by step, creative semi abstract techniques using paint to visualise. • The group will paint along, completing all the painterly tasks. • Zarina will explain how to evaluate the created works and what makes a good painting. • The group will have opportunities during the session to ask questions and evaluate each other’s work. Afternoon activity • Zarina will talk about colour and tone, light and dark, composition, balance and colour palette. • The group will continue completing all the painterly tasks. • Zarina will explain how to evaluate the created works and how to build on what you have created in this session. • The group will have opportunities during the session to ask questions and critique each others work. • At the end of the session there will be a group critique. After you book a place you will be emailed the full workshop outline which includes the material list and a list of the materials provided by the workshop.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

• If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund. • Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery. • In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation. • If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.


Contact Details

  • RBSA, Brook Street, Birmingham, UK

    0121 236 4353

    rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk