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‘Brushstrokes of Light‘: Mastering Oil Painting in the Impressionistic Style

Thematic Course ( 4 weeks )

Friday, 12th April,
19:00 - 21:30

250 CHF
Up to -20% for members
Beginner level
English / Italian
4 weeks, 4 classes x 2,5 hours
PIE Basel, Wallstrasse 14
Zanbagh Lotfi
All materials included


Embark on a journey into the mesmerizing world of Impressionism with our four-week course, "Brushstrokes of Light." Delve into the techniques of renowned artists like Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Berthe Morisot as you learn to capture the essence of outdoor scenery and landscapes through expressive brushwork, vibrant colors, and evocative compositions.

What to Expect:

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the Impressionist movement, exploring the works of iconic artists such as Monet, Renoir, and Morisot, to understand the foundations of the style. Learn the principles of using color, tone, and texture as expressive tools, shifting the focus from traditional subject matter to the artist's manipulation of these elements for aesthetic impact. 

What Is Included:

All necessary materials, including high-quality oil paints, brushes, canvases, and palette knives, are provided. Bring your artistic passion, and let the brushstrokes of light guide your creative journey.

What You Will Learn:

  1. Foundations of Impressionism: Explore the origins and key figures of the Impressionist movement, understanding how artists like Monet and Morisot broke away from academic conventions.
  2. Expressive Brushwork: Master the art of applying paint with expressive and varied brushstrokes, capturing the vitality and immediacy characteristic of Impressionistic style.
  3. Color Harmony: Learn to use color as a powerful tool, creating vibrant and dynamic compositions that convey mood and atmosphere.

Why Choose Impressionistic Oil Painting:

  1. Expressive Freedom: Shift away from traditional subject matter, focusing on the emotional impact of color, tone, and texture in your paintings.
  2. Capturing Atmosphere: Learn to depict the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere, creating dynamic and visually captivating artworks.
  3. Aesthetic Impact: Develop a keen understanding of how to compose areas of flat color, creating visually striking patterns that invite viewers to explore surface relationships.

Is This Course Right for You?

"Brushstrokes of Light" is perfect for artists of all levels who wish to explore the liberating and expressive techniques of Impressionism. Whether you're a beginner seeking to grasp the fundamentals or an experienced artist aiming to infuse your work with a new artistic language, this course invites you to illuminate your canvases with the captivating brushstrokes of light.

Additional Considerations:

  • Arrive 15 minutes early to immerse yourself in the art of the Impressionists and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.
  • Your artworks will be thoughtfully stored throughout the course, ready to be showcased on the final day as a testament to your journey into the world of Impressionistic oil painting.
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