What to expect
Diarmaid’s classes and workshops are the perfect way to get introduced to oil painting. Learn about the essential materials needed to get started, their uses and how to save money in the process. They include lots of tips, skills and techniques such as basic colour theory, colour mixing using a limited palette, constructing a successful composition, underpainting and lots more. His easygoing step by step approach makes creating a beautiful and successful oil painting a very reachable goal. Diarmaid’s own realist painting style informs his classes and gives his students essential knowledge of how to accomplish paintings full of light, contrast and depth while also encouraging each student to explore their own preferred style. His teaching method is fun, welcoming, encouraging, informative and technical. Each of his students have the benefit of technical demonstrations and one to one advice throughout the classes and workshops.
Where to start
The beginner classes consist of exercises and painting from a simple still life, while the beginner workshops consist solely of painting exercises. Both are just as beneficial and can guarantee each student will come away with a small painting, notes about the essentials, an improved skill-set and a wealth of knowledge about the medium, ready to start their own journey of oil painting.
Diarmaid also runs intermediate classes which are accessible to each student who completes his beginner classes and workshops or others with previous experience painting with oils. Within these classes, students work on their own personal painting under Diarmaids guidance and encouragement. Whether you are continuing from his beginner classes and workshops, have a passion for oil painting or are simply an artist looking for a space to paint with like-minded individuals then these are the perfect classes for you.