- Advanced Clothed Figure PaintingSold OutCourse CodeD1701P80TutorRoxana HallsDatesTuesdays, 19th September – 28th November 2017Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAdvancedFee£495Advanced Clothed Figure painting is an ideal opportunity to develop a number of different aspects of painting, from an understanding of colour mixing, tonal painting, proportion and figure drawing, through to composition, creating a likeness, developing narrative in the work,formal elements of design and working with costume and fabric. The aim of this course is to teach students how to develop ideas from initial sketches and the refinement of ideas through to developing coherent work. The class is structured for more advanced students who perhaps have a clearer vision of what they want to achieve. We will cover some of the techniques an artist can deploy when building a clothed narrative portrait. Our emphasis will be not only on creating a likeness and looking at compositional approaches but also developing an understanding of how to paint fabric & drapery, we will discuss specific methods for tackling the delineation and volume in the shapes, shadows and folds of different types of garments. Students for this course require a reasonable level of experience in both drawing and oil painting.
- Painting in PracticeFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1701P50TutorNeil MorleyDatesTuesdays, 19th September – 28th November 2017Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495This is an exciting course which helps you discover what it is about painting that motivates and inspires you. The aim of this course is to teach students how to develop ideas from initial sketches, refinement of ideas through to developing coherent work, as well as developing skills and techniques that you need to develop your practice. Students will be encouraged to adopt a disciplined creative thinking dialogue in their painting practice which will enable a more informed approach to their work. The class is structured for beginners whilst also being open for more advanced students who perhaps have a clearer vision of what they want to achieve. The course begins by looking at different ways into starting a painting, working from sketches, memory and photos. It then goes on to explore your own subject matter where you will be guided step by step through the stages of developing your own painting. You will have the opportunity to develop your technical knowledge and to progress your vision as an artist.BOOK COURSE
- Abstraction ISold OutCourse CodeD1701P21TutorMagdalena BlasinskaDatesThursdays, 21st September – 30th November 2017Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelBeginner/IntermediateFee£495This is a structured course that will assist you in a further understanding of abstract painting. Over the ten weeks you will examine different approaches to abstraction. As a group you will analyse the work of both contemporary and key practitioners from the past. This will form an integral part of the course using other artist as inspiration and guidance to create your own body of works exploring similar techniques.
- CompositionFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1701P04TutorAlison HandDatesThursdays, 21st September – 30th November 2017Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495This course is a packed ten week investigation into all aspects of composition in painting. The course is developed around four overarching themes – positioning and cropping; layering and collage; harmony and balance; and painting in a digital age – each lasting two weeks, which will be explored through subjects such as the figure, landscape, abstraction, and media, and inspired by through looking at and discussing a wide range of paintings and their contexts. Every two weeks, we introduce the theme through a morning gallery visit or studio discussion on selected paintings to investigate specific compositional aspects and themes, followed by sketching / gathering images and ideas. The class then discusses and plans the resulting painting(s), which will then be completed the following week. Whilst the course is structured to offer a broad view of composition, students will be encouraged to incorporate their particular interests, to ultimately produce paintings that explore different aspects of composition and are experimental, but also feed in to each student’s own art practice.BOOK COURSE
- Painting Portraits from the MastersFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1701P032TutorAntony WilliamsDatesThursdays, 21st September – 30th November 2017Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495Learning how to paint portraits from master portrait painters has long been a tradition in figurative art, with master painters themselves learning from their forebears. This course will continue this tradition. The aim of the course is to give students the opportunity to study and analyse the approach taken by great portrait painters from the past. By undertaking in-depth study of paintings by the master portrait painters, students will learn to apply something of the techniques and approaches used by these artists. Gaining an insight in to how these artists worked will help students to think about how they paint portraits themselves, and how they develop a painting. Antony will first discuss with students some of the techniques used by the artists. Then, working directly from the paintings in a London gallery, by drawing on site and painting in the studio, students will analyse and then create copies of well-known portraits. For the final part of the course, students will develop portraits of their own, influenced in some way by the portrait they have been copying.BOOK COURSE
- Portrait & Figure PaintingFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1701P31TutorEdward Sutcliffe, James BlandDatesSaturdays, 23rd September – 2nd December 2017Days10Times10.00am – 4.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495Taught by experienced, pre-eminent portrait and figure painters, the Saturday Portrait and Figure Painting Class introduces students to different approaches to portraiture and figure painting. This term, Ed Sutcliffe and James Bland will look at the Clothed Figure. During weeks 1 – 5, Ed will focus on the basic requirements for creating a painting of the clothed figure. Students will work both in tone and colour, from a series of short poses and then from a long 3 week pose, enabling them each to create their own painting. The class will enable students to work at their own pace, to take account of different levels of ability and experience. In weeks 6 – 10, James will continue to look at issues of proportion, tone and colour, as well as lighting and composition. The course is aimed at both beginners and students with experience of portrait or other painting.BOOK COURSE
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