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Painting Evening Classes

Mondays

Introduction to Oil Painting

Course Code: EC1604037
Tutor: Katharine Prendergast
Dates: Mondays, 24th July – 2nd October 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: Beginner
Fee: £250

A well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before, as well as for those who want to reinforce their basic skills in oils or to move onto oils having previously used acrylics or water-based media. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone and relate all these elements together in various compositions. This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating environment. There will be an opportunity to work from a life model as well as working from still life and discovering how to paint a portrait. Throughout the course students will learn from works of many artists to improve their development, it culminates in a more sustained painting developing the students personal interests. It is an ideal course for beginners as there is plenty of guidance from the tutor.

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Monday Mix

Course Code: EC1604015
Tutors: Various
Dates: Mondays, 24th July – 2nd October 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £260

This course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learning new artistic skills, discovering what you enjoy most, and developing creative ideas. Over the ten weeks, students work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Throughout the course, students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills, along with more expressive sculpture and painting. Students will also learn to approach the human figure through drawing, painting and sculpture, before rounding off the course with an introduction to printmaking. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials, and have fun.

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Monday Mix

Course Code: EC1604215
Tutors: Various
Dates: Mondays, 24th July – 2nd October 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £260

This course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learning new artistic skills, discovering what you enjoy most, and developing creative ideas. Over the ten weeks, students work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Throughout the course, students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills, along with more expressive sculpture and painting. Students will also learn to approach the human figure through drawing, painting and sculpture, before rounding off the course with an introduction to printmaking. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials, and have fun.

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Portrait Painting

Course Code: EC1604018
Tutor: Carl Randall
Dates: Mondays, 24th July – 2nd October 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £280

This is a well structured course giving students opportunity to understand how to paint a portrait. The emphasis will be on learning to see form and colour accurately and using these skills to better create loose, expressive portraits. Working with oil paints students will develop a series of artworks, from short expressive painting sketches, to longer more detailed pieces. The class has the benefit of two experienced models every week as well as tuition from a talented professional artist.

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Tuesdays

Painting for Beginners

Course Code: EC1604013
Tutor: Nicholas McLeod
Dates: Tuesdays, 25th July – 26th September 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: Beginner
Fee: £250

This is a well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before or want to reassess their approach to painting. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate all these elements together in compositions. This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating environment. Working through a series of exercises you will gain experience and skills in working from still life, self portrait and the interior as well as exploring a more creative approach to painting helping you establish your own style and identity. This course is a fun and relaxing experience offering a high level of tutor contact time.

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Intermediate Painting

Course Code: EC1604038
Tutor: Neil Morley
Dates: Tuesdays, 25th July – 26th September 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6:30pm – 9.00pm
Experience Level: Intermediate
Fee: £250

This is an exciting course, which aims to help you discover what it is about painting that really inspires you. It is a great follow-on course from our ‘Painting for Beginners’ or ‘Creative Painting for Beginners’ and will also suit you if you already have some basic experience of painting and want to take your skills to the next level. The course begins by developing your core painting skills, exploring line, tone, colour and mass, whilst continually pushing your creative expression. The tutor will lead you to draw inspiration from many other artist’s work and will guide you step by step through the stages of developing your own painting. She will help you engage with the subject matters and styles that excite you and assist you in bringing them into your own artworks. By looking at a broad variety of techniques, materials and styles, the course aims to broaden your ability to express yourself in paint.

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Introduction to Oil Painting

Course Code: EC1604137
Tutor: Katharine Prendergast
Dates: Tuesdays, 25th July – 26th September 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: Beginner
Fee: £250

A well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before, as well as for those who want to reinforce their basic skills in oils or to move onto oils having previously used acrylics or water-based media. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone and relate all these elements together in various compositions. This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating environment. There will be an opportunity to work from a life model as well as working from still life and discovering how to paint a portrait. Throughout the course students will learn from works of many artists to improve their development, it culminates in a more sustained painting developing the students personal interests. It is an ideal course for beginners as there is plenty of guidance from the tutor.

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Wednesdays

Creative Painting for Beginners

OIL_PAINTING_TECHNIQUES_FORMAL_TO_FREESTYLE Course Code: EC1604104
Tutor: Rhiannon Salisbury
Dates: Wednesdays, 26th July – 27th September 2017
Week: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: Beginner
Fee: £250

This is an exciting course that will stimulate your creativity and teach you how to use paint through a variety of different techniques. It is an opportunity to develop your own personal painting style and create paintings with real meaning to you as well as enjoying exploring the medium of paint’s full potential.
The tutor will lead you to draw on inspiration from many other artists’ work and will guide you step by step through the stages of developing your own artwork. The course covers basic painting techniques such as line, tone, understanding colour as well as the application of paint. It also explores more expressive methods through simple exercises focusing on composition, abstraction and working with the figure. You will spend time in the last few weeks developing a finished painting, using techniques you have developed over the duration of the course.

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Outdoor Creative Painting

Course Code: EC1604024
Tutor: Gail Seres-Woolfson
Dates: Wednesdays, 26th July – 27th September 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6:00pm – 8.30pm
Experience Level: Intermediate
Fee: £210

As well as being very informative this course is great fun and offers the fantastic opportunity to paint in and around the landscape of London Bridge. The Art Academy is just a short stroll from all sorts of exciting locations that could become a focus of a painting; the Thames, the Tate, Borough Market, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s, the shard, building sites and lots of small gardens. The majority of this course will be based outdoors painting on site, although there will be a studio available for use if the weather prevents us from working outdoors. You will learn techniques of tone, colour, atmosphere, composition, perspective as well as how to be organised and efficient with materials when working out and about. The course culminates in the studio developing a more ambitious painting working from sketches or photos.

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Painting for Beginners

Course Code: EC1604113
Tutor: Eigil Nordstrøm
Dates: Wednesdays, 26th July – 27th September 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9pm
Experience Level: Beginner
Fee: £250

This is a well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before or want to reassess their approach to painting. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate all these elements together in compositions. This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating environment. ​Working through a series of exercises you will gain experience and skills in painting still life, self portrait and the interior. Whilst also exploring a more creative approach to painting, helping you establish your own style and identity. This course is a fun and relaxing experience, offering plenty of guidance from the tutor.

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Thursdays

Portrait Painting

INTRODUCTION_TO_PORTRAITURECourse Code: EC1604118
Tutor: Kinga Markus
Dates: Thursdays, 27th July – 28th September 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £280

This is a well structured course giving students opportunity to understand how to paint a portrait. The emphasis will be on learning to see form and colour accurately and using these skills to better create loose, expressive portraits. Working with oil paints students will develop a series of artworks, from short expressive painting sketches, to longer more detailed pieces. The class has the benefit of two experienced models every week as well as tuition from a talented professional artist.

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Introduction to Oil Painting

Course Code: EC1604237
Tutor: Archie Franks
Dates: Thursdays, 27th July – 28th September 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: Beginner
Fee: £250

A well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before, as well as for those who want to reinforce their basic skills in oils or to move onto oils having previously used acrylics or water-based media. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone and relate all these elements together in various compositions. This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating environment. There will be an opportunity to work from a life model as well as working from still life and discovering how to paint a portrait. Throughout the course students will learn from works of many artists to improve their development, it culminates in a more sustained painting developing the students personal interests. It is an ideal course for beginners as there is plenty of guidance from the tutor.

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Saturdays

Portrait Painting

INTERMEDIATE_DRAWINGCourse Code: SAT1604118
Course Tutor: TBC
Course Dates: Saturdays, 29th July – 30th September 2017
Times: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Course Level: Beginners
Course Fee: £250

This is a well structured course giving students opportunity to understand how to paint a portrait. The emphasis will be on learning to see form and colour accurately and using these skills to better create loose, expressive portraits. Working with oil paints students will develop a series of artworks, from short expressive painting sketches, to longer more detailed pieces. The class has the benefit of two experienced models every week as well as tuition from a talented professional artist.

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Introduction to Oil Painting

INTERMEDIATE_DRAWINGCourse Code: SAT1604037
Course Tutor: Eigil Nordstrøm
Course Dates: Saturdays, 29th July – 30th September 2017
Times: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Course Level: Beginners
Course Fee: £250

A structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before and for those who want to reinforce their basic oil skills or to move on to using oil paints having used acrylics or water-based media. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate these elements together in compositions with access to a life model. This course aims will nurture self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating, fun and relaxing environment. It is an ideal course for beginners as there is plenty of guidance from the tutor.

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