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Art and Design students enjoy oil painting masterclass

Year 1 Art and Design students enjoyed an oil painting workshop, creating original portraits as part of their A-level projects.

Delivered by contemporary artist Jane French on 14th February, the workshop took place at an art studio in WQE’s J Building and focussed on the alla prima technique, also known as direct painting. This involves painting over previously applied layers of wet paint in order to complete the portrait in one session.

Mark Bickerstaff, Curriculum Area Leader for Media and Creative Arts at WQE, said: “The workshop was a great way of developing students’ painting skills and having a successful artist such as Jane deliver the workshop provided an insight into how these skills are used in the creative industry. All-in-all, it was a great success.”

The next oil painting workshop will take place on 28th March 2020.


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