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Creative Painting: Paint, Medium & Surface – SOLD OUT

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P14
Tutor: Juan Bolivar, Rebecca Glover & Neil Morley
Dates: Mondays, 9th January – 20th March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

The aim of this course is to creatively challenge students by introducing them to a variety of different techniques and mediums, which will assist them in their work, whether they are ‘figurative’ or ‘abstract’ artists. The first two weeks with Juan Bolivar explores the technique of ‘hard edge’ painting – primarily employing acrylic paints – and teaches students how to achieve a variety of effects. The second two weeks with Neil Morley focuses on abstraction. Students will gain an understanding of how to organise space and colour, how to make more ‘evocative’ and less ‘literal’ gestures, and look in more detail at the general terminology and language of abstraction. In weeks five and six, students will work with Rebecca Glover, learning how to incorporate and transfer photographs and found imagery onto a surface of a painting. In the final weeks, Rebecca Glover will work with the students on a self-directed project, giving them an understanding of ways to incorporate these techniques and arrive at compositions in order to produce their own work.

Juan Bolivar is an artist, curator and co-Director of Lion & Lamb gallery. He has curated numerous exhibitions in London and abroad, and exhibited extensively in both the UK and internationally. His paintings deal with formalism and abstraction as a language re-configured into fantasy, tragic-comical visions.

Rebecca Glover works across the disciplines of installation, painting, sculpture and performance, exploring the connection between the body and environment. Rebecca studied at Edinburgh College of Art (2009) and St Oswalds School of Painting (2006). She is a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins and The Art Academy London. Recent commissions include large scale installation works for The Departure Foundation, London (2012) and OVADA, Oxford (2012).

Neil Morley graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2001 with an MA in Painting. Since then he has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has been a visiting painting lecturer at several UK universities. In 2009-10 he completed the highly prestigious Berwick Gymnasium Artist Fellowship. Neil is a painter with a strong interest in colour, composition and materials.

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Contemporary Responses to Old Masters

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P08
Tutor: Sara Lee Roberts
Dates: Mondays, 9th January – 20th March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Fee: £495

There are two quotes from Baudelaire, writing in the mid-eighteenth century which are still remarkably relevant today:

“Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immoveable.”

“What is pure art, according to the modern idea? It is the creation of an evocative magic containing at once the object and the subject, the world external to the artist and the artist himself”

This course is about using the Art of the past to make imaginative, contemporary compositions. It is also about developing the skill and confidence to make paintings in the studio from drawings made outside of the studio. It follows that students will develop the invaluable skill of judging their work as they make it, and will learn how to become their own critic and teacher.

Sara Lee Roberts most recent work combines abstraction with portraits taken from old master compositions. She has a special interest in the writings of Eugene Delacroix and in using other artist’s writings as a source of inspiration. She teaches at the Royal Drawing School and at the Wallace Collection.

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Portrait Painting

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P05
Tutor: Andy James RP
Dates: Mondays, 9th January – 20th March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Intermediate
Fee: £495

This course is aimed to help students build and refine their portrait drawing and painting skills, whilst developing further facility in the use of oil paint, graphite and charcoal. Alongside improvement of observational skills, there will be a strong emphasis on extracting emotional expression from the work and a more powerful communication in their portrait painting. Students will develop a structural understanding and drawing of the head and face. They will also explore composition, learning from contemporary and historical artists.

Andy James is a self taught artist, based in Kent and has been painting full time since 1987. Andy was elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait painters in 2002 and became its vice president in 2008. He was winner of the Carroll Foundation Award in 1998 and the Changing Faces Award in 2013.

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Tuesdays

Advanced Expressive Portrait Painting

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P81
Tutor: Susanne du Toit & Tim Benson
Dates: Tuesdays, 10th January – 21st March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Advanced
Fee: £495

This course will involve working with a life model to produce dynamic and painterly paintings using oils. The physical quality of the paint itself will be explored, and how to use mark making and colour expressively. The aim will be for students to learn to produce a likeness of the sitter but more importantly to produce an energetic, responsive and successful image that captures something of the sitter’s character or mood whilst creating an interesting painting.

Tim Benson was educated at Glasgow School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1998-2001. He has been recognised with his election as Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. As a practised figurative artist Tim not only creates a distinguishable likeness of a subject but moreover evokes the sitter’s character and mood. He is never satisfied with simple representation, rather concentrating on bringing to his work an emotive and often visceral quality.

Susanne du Toit trained at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and obtained a MFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions including the BP Portrait Award where she won First Prize in 2013.

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Self Portrait

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P27
Tutor: Roxana Halls
Dates: Tuesdays, 10th January – 21st March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Intermediate
Fee: £495

How do we capture the self in an image? This course will explore how to make art using ourselves as subject matter, be it from direct observation, photography or other mediums. The aim is to discover ways of generating images by examining different aspects of ourselves; through ideas of identity, gender, social and familial connections, memories, aspirations, through use of costume and allusion, or simply our own bodies. Starting with the technical aspects of painting and the complications and solutions that exist, from which students can begin to adopt the approaches that best suit them individually they will gain an understanding of the self portrait genre.

Roxana Halls has held several successful solo exhibitions including at the National Theatre and on Cork St. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions such as the B.P. Portrait Award on five occasions, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait exhibition, also in many group shows, art competitions and art fairs. Her awards include the Villiers David Prize & the Discerning Eye’s Founder’s Purchase Prize.

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Painting in Practice – SOLD OUT

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P50
Tutor: Katharine Prendergast
Dates: Tuesdays, 10th January – 21st March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

This 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 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.

Katharine Prendergast is a practicing artist who exhibits in London. She studied at St Oswald’s School of Painting and City and Guilds School of Art. She has been teaching at The Art Academy since 2008.

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Thursdays

Figure Painting – SOLD OUT

INTRO_TO_PORTRAITURECourse Code: D1602P02
Tutor: Alex Fowler
Dates: Thursdays, 12th January – 23rd March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Fee: £495

This course introduces students to painting the figure, both nude and clothed, and is aimed at helping both beginners and intermediate students to develop a number of different aspects of figure painting. Developing an understanding of colour mixing, looking at proportion, considering negative space and finding shapes to help create a likeness and working on composition. The aim of this course is to teach students how to develop figure paintings by starting with drawing, how to paint fabrics and materials as well as the figure, and how to consider the background as an integral part of the painting.

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Developing Figure Painting – SOLD OUT

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P18
Tutor: Anastasia Pollard
Dates: Thursdays, 12th January – 23rd March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Fee: £495

This course is aimed to help students with some experience of life painting to develop and expand their understanding of painting the figure – life and clothed. Starting in tone and then using first a limited and then a full palette, we will revisit some basic concepts, such as colour mixing, proportion and figure drawing and composition. We will then explore the expressive use of colour and mark making work both to create a likeness, and to develop a dynamic and interesting figure painting. We will work initially from sketches, building up to creating colourful and dramatic paintings. The tutor will help students to develop their own approaches to working from a life model and to develop their own, individual approaches to figure painting.

Anastasia Pollard trained at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Florence Academy of Art. Her works have been exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition (2005, 2006 and 2007) winning the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture in 2009, and the BP Portrait Award Exhibition (2006, 2007 and 2009).

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Exploring Watercolour and Ink

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P36
Tutor: Kim Whitby
Dates: Thursdays, 12th January – 23rd March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Fee: £495

This course aims to introduce students to the water-based mediums of watercolour and ink. The aim is to enable students to develop a range of mark making strategies and vocabulary, integrated with a drawing practice. Both indoors and outdoors, students will work responsively, exploring the particular qualities of these mediums and then develop their observations into finished artworks in the studio.

Kim Whitby is an experienced teacher with an initial teaching degree in Art BEd Hons from Winchester, and a Fine Art MA from Aberystwyth. Kim makes pictures of things that visually interest her in her environment, and close geography. In 2015 Kim was a finalist in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and the Welsh Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize in 2015. In 2016 she won Pintar Rapido in London.

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Introduction to Painting: Still Life

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P11
Tutor: Caroline Bays
Dates: Thursdays, 12th January – 23rd March 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

This will be an inspiring course designed to support individual interests and abilities. The course aims to teach students an understanding of the genre of still life. The objectives are to learn about composition, colour theory, setting up your own still life, painting techniques and the general craft of painting.

Caroline Bays has a PGCE, a BA (Hons) in Painting, she studied at Epsom and Roehampton University and is a member of the Pastel Society. She paints still lifes, portraits, Nudes and landscapes, almost exclusively in oils. She has exhibited her paintings at The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, The Discerning Eye, The Hunting Prize, The Ruth Borchard self-portrait Competition and is a regular contributor to The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. She has recently won the ‘Conte a Paris’ Award at The Pastel Society.

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Saturdays

Portrait and Figure Painting

PAINTING_IN_PRACTICECourse Code: D1602P31
Tutor: James Bland, Rosalie Watkins
Dates: Saturdays, 14th January – 25th March 2017
Times: 10am – 4pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

Taught 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. During weeks 1 – 5, Rosalie will focus on the basic requirements for creating a painting of the nude 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.

Rosalie Watkins trained and taught Fine Art in the atelier tradition at London Fine Art Studios. In 2013 Rosalie was a London finalist in Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year and has gone on to be featured in two books on portraiture produced by Sky Arts. More recently she has been selected for the 2016 Royal Society of British Artists exhibition, as well as winning the Michael Harding Award.

James Bland
“My work incorporates diverse approaches to style and subject but begins always in drawing and painting from life. My aim at every stage is to find an image that resonates through simplicity of colour and form.”

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