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Weekend Masterclasses

Portrait Sculpture Masterclass with Suzie Zamit

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1601051
Course Tutor: Suzie Zamit SPS
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 12th & 13th November 2016
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Course Fee: £180

Portrait sculpture is an immensely absorbing and enjoyable discovery with every new sitter. This 2-day course aims to build upon your previous experience to further how to observe and translate your observation through drawing and modelling into a clay portrait sculpture from a life model. Refresh, renew or find alternative ways of looking through group and individual discussion with your tutor, Suzie Zamit, a member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors. Whether setting out a head from a structural point of view with a clear path of constructive method and/or searching for a more expressive manner of approach you will benefit from exploring with a professional sculptor to help build upon your own sculptural expression. Focus is on understanding measurement, anatomy, architecture, form, highpoints and contours, texture and clay application as well as character and expression of the model in the sculpture.

There will be the option to leave your finished sculpture for hollowing and firing for an additional fee.

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Image / Suzie Zamit

Printmaking Masterclass – Collagraph

LINOLEUM_ETCHING_MASTERCLASSCourse Code: WC1601PR86
Tutor: Katherine Jones
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 19th & 20th November 2016
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate
Fee: £160

This course is suitable for relative beginners but will also benefit those who have attended previous collagraph courses. ​Collagraph relies on colour, collage and texture to build up plates that can be printed in intaglio or relief and processed as a multi­plate print. Guided by one­to­one tutoring from Katherine Jones, a renowned British printmaker, you will expand your knowledge to realise a truly accessible and exciting new way of printmaking.
The Art Academy’s printmaking studio is a low‐toxic environment with dedicated facilities for professional hands­on learning. Students benefit from the diversity of attendees, taught by internationally renowned printmaker artists at a central location, offering a unique educational experience in London. There is a maximum of eight to ten students per course, materials are included and we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.

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Figure & Narrative Painting Masterclass with James Bland

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1602052
Course Tutor: James Bland
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 25th & 26th February 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Course Fee: £180

This two day painting course offers students the opportunity to explore narrative painting in the life room. There will be an experienced life model for one and a half days and the set-up will include a props to help encourage imaginative responses to painting the figure. Every part of the process will be explained and demonstrated by James, and students will be able to see examples from art history of the techniques demonstrated. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to move beyond traditional life or portrait painting.

James Bland is a member of the New English Art Club and 1st prize winner in the 2013 Winsor & Newton Oil Painters Awards. He has work in public collections, including the Borchard Collection of Self-Portraits, and he exhibits regularly in London and elsewhere, most recently in his solo exhibition at the Lilford Gallery, Canterbury.

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Image / James Bland

Printmaking Masterclass – Collagraph

LINOLEUM_ETCHING_MASTERCLASSCourse Code: WC1602PR86
Tutor: Katherine Jones
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 4th & 5th March 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate
Fee: £160

This course is suitable for relative beginners but will also benefit those who have attended previous collagraph courses. ​Collagraph relies on colour, collage and texture to build up plates that can be printed in intaglio or relief and processed as a multi­plate print. Guided by one­to­one tutoring from Katherine Jones, a renowned British printmaker, you will expand your knowledge to realise a truly accessible and exciting new way of printmaking.
The Art Academy’s printmaking studio is a low‐toxic environment with dedicated facilities for professional hands­on learning. Students benefit from the diversity of attendees, taught by internationally renowned printmaker artists at a central location, offering a unique educational experience in London. There is a maximum of eight to ten students per course, materials are included and we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.

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Creative Figure Sculpture Masterclass with Arabella Brooke

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1602051
Course Tutor: Arabllea Brooke
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 11th & 12th March 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Course Fee: £180

This is the perfect 2­day course for those who have made a number of figure sculptures in a more traditional manner and would like to explore avenues of creative approaches. The method used will be working in clay from a life model, without using an inner armature structure. This course is for Intermediate to Advanced students and aims to build upon previous experience to further how to observe, translate your observation and ideas, then express them through the figure. Through clay and drawing exercises, refresh, renew or find alternative ways of exploring the pose. You will build upon your own sculptural expression with the help and guidance of a professional sculptor. There will be the option to leave your finished sculpture for hollowing and firing for an additional fee.

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Image / Suzie Zamit

Linocut Illustration Masterclass – Colour

LINOLEUM_ETCHING_MASTERCLASSCourse Code: WC1602PR85
Tutor: Nick Morley
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 18th & 19th March 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate
Fee: £160

This course is suitable for beginners or those with printmaking experience. Nick Morley aka “Linocut boy” specialises in hand carved linocuts. Students will learn to use professional swiss tools and apply different printing techniques to create a range of effects. Nick will lead the group through the planning, carving and printing stages of multiplate printing.
The studio is a low­toxic environment with dedicated printmaking facilities for professional hands­on learning. Students benefit from the diversity of attendees, taught by internationally renowned printmaking artists at a central location, offering a unique educational experience in London. There are a maximum of eight students per course, materials are included and we advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.

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Portrait Painting Masterclass with Nathan Ford

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1602152
Course Tutor: Nathan Ford
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 18th & 19th March 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Course Fee: £180

This two day portrait course will offer an opportunity for intensive study under the tuition of Nathan Ford. The course will include a demonstration on the first morning, followed by an attempt to analyse the act of looking. Through drawing and painting studies students will be encouraged to strip the process down and think about how a portrait can be reduced to its essential parts. The aim of this course is to work small scale but intensely and to give students the practical skills and confidence to paint a portrait from life in a single sitting using oil paints and a pencil.

Nathan Ford is a professional artist concerned with painting more personal portraits, as a result he does not accept portrait commissions. Ford tutors courses only on rare occasions. He is a prize winner five times of the Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London: 1st Prize: 2010, 2003, 2001. In 2011 he won the Visitors Choice 2nd Prize at BP Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London. At the National Art Open in 2013 he won the Towry Regional Prize, London and Chichester and at Art in Action he won 1st prize 2014 in Best of the Best and 2nd prize 2015. Recently Ford has been shortlisted for The Ruskin Prize 2016, Walsall and London.

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Portrait Painting Masterclass with Tim Benson

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1603052
Course Tutor: Tim Benson
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 3rd & 4th June 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Course Fee: £180

This two day portrait course will offer an opportunity for intensive study under the tuition of Tim Benson. The course will allow students the freedom to work from two models, both a male and female. Starting with loose oil portrait sketches on the first day we will produceand a more ‘finished’ painting of either of the models on the second day. Under Tim’s guidance, students will concentrate on tonal painting allowing the emphasis to be on the form. During the course of the painting there will be an in-depth look at how to mix up colours. The tutor will also be working alongside the students demonstrating a ‘wet in wet’ techniqu e. This exciting course is an intensive two days that offers a high level of tutor contact time.

Educated at Glasgow School of Art and Byam Shaw School of Art from 1998-2001, contemporary artist Tim Benson has received recognition 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.

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Image / Tim Benson

Short Course Masterclasses

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