10th Feb 2023

In this class, students will be guided through an academic but painterly approach to portrait painting in oils. The class will feature demonstrations, group and individual tuition.

What you’ll learn about:

  • Drawing and basic facial structural anatomy (intro to Loomis method)
  • Blocking-in
  • Understanding tones/values
  • Basic colour theory
  • Edges
  • Brush techniques

Workshop tutor Jacob Gourley is a professional artist specialising in representational oil and mural painting. He has exhibited in a number of galleries and won various awards. jacobgourley.com

Location: Cass Art Liverpool

Date & times: 10th February 2024, 11am - 4pm

Ages: 18+


A basic selection of oil paints, solvent, a tear off palette, a table easel, kitchen roll and a printed out reference image will be provided. You will need to bring or purchase the following materials:

Essential Materials:

  • Brushes - range of sizes and shapes natural bristle and synthetics
  • Canvas Board or Stretched Canvas - 12x10”/14x10” is a suitable size
  • 2 x jars - for solvent

Recommended Materials (non-essential):

  • Paints - at least 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 brown, although I will be bringing a basic selection
  • Medium/linseed oil
  • Cardboard box to transport wet painting
  • Palette
  • Reference images – if you wish to paint an image of someone in particular

All of the above can be purchased in-store on the day for a 10% discount.

Tickets: £65

This workshop has wheelchair access.