Painting of the Figure with Hilmi Baskurt

7 weeks
Skill level: Intermediate / Advanced

Jayne Pickering, oil on canvas, Term 1, 2017

This structured, Figurative Painting Course will be taught by artist Hilmi Baskurt. You can read more about Hilmi here.

We will be working with an undressed Life Model, in one pose, for the entirety of this course. Participants in this course are encouraged to develop conceptual understanding and technical proficiency in oil painting using a classical Flemish approach modified by Hilmi for contemporary use. Over the seven weeks, you will cover:

  • The compositional elements of a painting
  • Grisaille (underpainting)
  • Colour mixing
  • Various Flemish oil painting techniques

Please bring along a canvas of at least 60cm on one side. All other materials will be provided, however, you are more than welcome to work with your own brushes and oil paints.

This class is for artists who have some experience drawing the human figure. We urge any inexperienced students who would like to join this class to take our Tutored Life Drawing Course before attending our Figurative Painting Course.

Enrolment details

If you would like to join our next course, please enter your details below and we will contact you when enrolments are open:

Hilmi Baskurt, Scars (detail), oil on linen
Hilmi Baskurt, Scars (detail), oil on linen



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