The Reader (dot-art): Landscape Painting En plein air

The Reader (dot-art): Landscape Painting En plein air

The Reader (dot-art): Landscape Painting En plein air

Venue: The Reader Gallery
Date(s): 5.8.20
Time(s): 18:00 - 20:00

This course will provide an opportunity to explore landscape painting en plein air.



Join award winning artist Jacob Gourley in our first socially distanced outdoor painting course!

Through a series of quick experimental pieces and more finished works, this landscape painting course will walk you through the process of developing your own unique visual response to the landscape.

Suitable for complete beginners who are new to oil painting as well as those with more experience looking to develop their skills.

***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***

Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, starting 5th August 2020 (£75 for 4 week course).

We have introduced a range of safety measures to keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible. We ask you to please respect social distancing guidelines, your tutor will be keeping their distance too.

Participant numbers are limited to 6 per course, this will allow everyone to feel comfortable keeping a safe distance working outdoors.

Each participant will need to bring their own materials, and will only handle their own tools throughout the course.



The course will cover a range of things including gathering your own reference material, testing out ideas and ultimately walking away with a painting you would be happy to hang on your wall. Although centred around oil painting, the course will involve a variety of media, including charcoal and acrylic paint.

The classes will include a combination of presentations to the group, demonstrations and individual tuition. Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists who wish to develop their skills.

Introduction to Landscape, Composition & Colour

Colour Theory

Gathering Reference Material

Intro to Oil Paint

*Important to bring a collection of printed out reference photos, some colour & some monochromatic.

Tutor: Jacob Gourley

Jacob Gourley is a Liverpool based artist specialising in oil painting.

An active member of The Royal Standard Studios, he has exhibited in a number of both group and solo shows. Jacob graduated in Fine Art from the University of Gloucestershire in 2017, having been awarded a month scholarship to study in the British School in Rome during his second year. He also won first prize at the Wirral Society of Arts Open Exhibition 2019. For the past 18 months, Jacob has turned his skills to teaching oil painting workshops.


Summer 2020

August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 8:00pm


Calderstones Park

Calderstones Road,

Liverpool L18 3JB

Essential Materials:

You will need to bring some of your own materials for the duration of the course.

Oil and/or Acrylic paints – red,blue,brown,yellow,white

Suggested ( titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium red, crimson, ultramarine blue, cerulean/coeruleum/Prussian/pthalo blue, burnt umber)

White spirit or Turpentine

Paint Brushes

5 canvas boards/ Canvases (anywhere between 8x10inch – 12×16 inch)

Pocket Sketchbook

Recommended Materials:

Portable Easel (or a pad you can use on your knee)

Paint Palette (can use many things as a palette, plate, cardboard etc)

Box, or cardboard to carry painting home in

Portable Chair



There are a maximum of 6 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

Toilets: Unfortunately there will be NO access to any indoor / toilet facilities throughout this course.

Cancellations / Refunds:

Once you have made your course booking your are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

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