This figure painting course will offer an opportunity for intensive study under the tuition of Sarah Jane Moon. The course will include opportunies to visually think through composition, colour and tone in a graphic and bold way through drawing and painting from the model. A day will be spent drawing and studying tone in anticipation of three days creating a dynamic and fully realised figure painting. Over an intense five day period, students will work towards creative exciting and emotionally engaged work that has both accuracy and expression. The course is designed to give students the practical skills and grounding in technique to paint with confidence and unique style. It will further develop skills in painting a good portrait likeness whilst also enabling an increased understanding of what it means to make a compelling painting with narrative and compositional intrigue. Students will receive regular one-to-one guidance throughout the course.
Sarah Jane Moon is a painter who specialises in portraiture and figurative painting. She has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the New English Art Club among others. In 2015 she was awarded the Arts Charitable Trust Award and in 2013 the Bulldog Bursary for Portraiture. She has also been included in the 2016 Pride Power List, which celebrates the achievements of notable LGBT people. Sarah Jane teaches regularly with The New School of Art in Sussex & London & The Heatherley School of Fine Art in London. She is originally from New Zealand, and has qualifications in Art History and Portrait Painting as well as Curatorial Practice.