Chiaroscuro Painting Workshop

25 September 2021, 10:30

£50 per person

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Explore the chiaroscuro techniques of Caravaggio and Rembrandt on this one day painting workshop.

Chiaroscuro in painting is the use of light and dark to suggest three dimensional imagery on a flat surface.

One this one day workshop you will explore the painting techniques of Caravaggio and Rembrandt in relation to their use of chiaroscuro (light and dark).

You will begin by using black to create a base drawing in paint before adding white highlights and further colour. Participants will then use either a Caravaggio or Rembrandt painting as inspiration to develop their own painting.

Due to the need for the paint to dry participants are encouraged to use acrylic paints but oil can be added later at home if you wish once the main tones are established.

  • Who is the workshop for?

    This is a mixed ability group for beginners and intermediate artists. Those with some previous painting and drawing experience may wish to use the session to develop a new technique and gain tutor advice and guidance along the way.

  • Do I need to bring anything?

    You will need to bring some of your own materials including acrylic paints, canvas paper and/or a canvas board 12x16 inches. The Art House will provide easels and drawing boards for the workshop. Some preparation will be required before the workshop begins. Participants should prepare a warm ground on their painting surfaces. Further information will be sent out to students from the tutor prior to the workshop date.

  • Working Safely

    We have made some changes to ensure everyone feels confident and safe to come and join in without fear of catching Coronavirus. Our courses are running with fewer participants to allow plenty of room for social distancing. In line with government guidance we are also requesting that students attend with a mask or face covering. If you have any concerns or specific requirements regarding attending a course please feel free to get in touch with us by emailing

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Our workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day.

In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, for example due to tutor illness or if lockdown measures are put back in place your ticket will be refunded in full.

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