Masuma Halai Khwaja
Explore the subtle art of painting with oils with the Oils Certificate Course. Whether you’re improving your technique or starting from scratch with oils, this 1 month course will help you paint with confidence.
With its bright, deep colours, texture and endless subtlety, many artists consider oils the king of paints – but painting in oils can be a tricky skill to grasp. This detailed and immersive correspondence course will help you to grasp the basics and improve your oil painting skills.
Learn how to manipulate your paints to stunning effect, get hints and tips on working and re-working your paintings as they dry, and discover painting techniques that will add a stunning depth, light and character to your work.
In this one month oil painting course the students will learn about everything related to oil painting.
• Materials required in painting
• Essential colours needed to create a full colour palette
• Mixing colours
• Creating personalized palettes
• Mixing different pigments to create greys, luminous whites, avoiding chalky tones
• Creating surfaces
• Basics for interesting compositions
• Palette knife painting
• Washes and layers
• Taking care of brushes
• Cleaning palettes and materials
Artist, cultural practitioner art educator and curator, Masuma Halai Khwaja is currently on the advisory committee of the International Public Art Festival in Karachi. She was one of the founders and a trustee of The Karachi Biennale and Chair of its Public Outreach Committee for its 2017 edition. Khwaja has co-authored a book on public art in Karachi. A graduate of the National College of Arts, she has had 5 solo shows. Her work has been exhibited in four biennales and numerous international shows. She has also taught visual art at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, (where she was also the thesis advisor for two years) and The Karachi University Visual Studies Department.