April 2021


Saturday 17th April 2021

Get started with Oil Paints | Georgia O’Keeffe Style Flowers


Starting out with Oils can be a daunting prospect, but with just a few basics you can unlock the potential of this rich and exciting medium.

In this beginners workshop we will be getting to grips with oil painting. You will gain understanding of the paints, learn about colour mixing and basic application techniques, and receive step-by-step guidance in creating your own abstract flower painting in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Suitable for all abilities - come and have a go!

Overview of the day
At 10am we will start with welcomes, introductions and an overview of the day.

We will look at the life and work of Georgia O’Keeffe, with a particular focus on her flower series, discuss the materials that we’ll be using, including paints, mediums, brushes and canvases, before going on to under paint our canvases in preparation.

To ease you into working with oils we will work through a series of quick practical exercises covering basic skills such colour mixing and blending techniques.

11:30am (ish) - Break for a hot drink.

Once refuelled we will draw/trace our images on to our under painted canvases and get painting. I will be there to guide, support and encourage you throughout the day.

1:00pm - Lunch break. Lunch will be provided, with vegan options available. (If you have any specific dietary requirements then please let me know in advance)

After lunch you will spend a relaxing afternoon finishing your painting. Hot drinks will be available as and when required.

3:45pm - We will cover how to clean brushes/work stations, before a photo opportunity to show off your newly created masterpieces.

4pm - Head home with a completed painting ready to show off to your friends and family, and hang in pride of place.

Key points

- All materials provided
- Lunch and refreshments provided (inc. vegan option)
- Suitable for ages 14+
- No experience necessary. This workshop is perfect for beginners.
- Please bring old clothes or an apron - painting can get messy!
- Long stay parking is available a short walk from the gallery (Court Street Car Park)
- Please see cancellation policy. Payments are not refundable but are transferable. Please give 2 weeks notice if you wish to transfer to a different date. If, due to circumstances outside of my control, the workshop has to be postponed, you will be offered the option of a full refund.

(£65 for Art Session Members)


 The Court Street Gallery

Unit 14, Court Street

Trowbridge United Kingdom BA14 8BR