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Summer School Drawing

Drawing and Painting for Beginners

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: SC1604031
Tutor: Rebecca Glover
Dates: Monday – Friday, 24th – 28th July 2017
Days: 5
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £310

This is a structured opportunity to gain fundamental drawing and painting skills, whilst bluring the boundary between drawing and painting by using both wet and dry materials together. Throughout the week, students will be using a limited pallet keeping the focus on tonal painting. By looking at still life, interior/exterior and portrait, students explore various ways of seeing, increasing their understanding and confidence to draw and paint. Topics include linear drawing, tonal drawing, composition, sketching outdoors, expressive drawing/painting, study of natural forms and portrait painting. A fun and intensive course that will leave students with the knowledge and inspiration to start their own artworks.

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Creative Mix

Course Code: SC1604030
Dates: Monday – Friday, 7th – 11th August 2017
Days: 5
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £310

The Creative Mix is an ideal way to explore a variety of artistic methods. Over the five days, students will work through various exercises in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to both develop skills and get creative with your own ideas.

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Drawing and Painting for Beginners

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: SC1604131
Tutor: Katharine Prendergast
Dates: Monday – Friday, 14th – 18th August 2017
Days: 5
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £310

This is a structured opportunity to gain fundamental drawing and painting skills, whilst bluring the boundary between drawing and painting by using both wet and dry materials together. Throughout the week, students will be using a limited pallet keeping the focus on tonal painting. By looking at still life, interior/exterior and portrait, students explore various ways of seeing, increasing their understanding and confidence to draw and paint. Topics include linear drawing, tonal drawing, composition, sketching outdoors, expressive drawing/painting, study of natural forms and portrait painting. A fun and intensive course that will leave students with the knowledge and inspiration to start their own artworks.

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Life Drawing

LIFE_DRAWINGCourse Code: SC1604001
Tutor: Francesca Corra
Dates: Monday – Friday, 21st – 25th August 2017
Days: 5
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £310

Understanding the structure of the human figure and the way it is situated within a space is an essential practice for anyone keen to develop their drawing and observational skills. Each week you will have a different theme to explore, working from the model with guidance from our highly experienced tutor. With an encouraging focus exploring your own approach to drawing, you will work through a series of exercises using a wide range of materials including charcoal and graphite. This course teaches skills and expressive drawing in a unique way to bring your drawing on most effectively and is suitable for more advanced drawers as well as beginners.

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“Freeing Up” Your Creativity

Course Code: SC1604015
Tutor: Lorna Carmen McNeill
Dates: Monday – Friday, 21st – 25th August 2017
Days: 5
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £310

This course is designed to help you “free up” your creativity by exploring a range of art materials and approaches which will promote unexpected creative discovery. You will have the opportunity to create a series of art pieces, exploring a concept of your choice which the tutor will help you to identify, culminating in your own unique creation. This course facilitates active experimentation and an exploration of creativity via all your senses. It will help to give you the confidence and discernment to realise which areas of artistic expression you wish to explore next.

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Drawing for All

DRAWING_FOR_ALLCourse Code: SC1604009
Tutor: Francesca Corra
Dates: Tuesday – Friday, 29th August – 1st September 2017
Days: 4
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £250

A wonderful opportunity for people with all levels of experience to explore the skills of drawing and life drawing. Throughout the course you will work to a variety of themes to learn fundamental drawing skills, including composition, tonal drawing, measurement and movement. Once mastered students are encouraged to develop a creative approach interjected with urban sketching, exploration of different lines, contrasts, compositions, materials and techniques. This is a structured informative, yet fun and stimulating, course that teaches essential drawing skills whilst encouraging a creative approach.

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Drawing Views of London

DRAWING_FOR_ALLCourse Code: SC1604004
Tutor: Natasha Lien
Dates: Tuesday – Friday, 29th August – 1st September 2017
Days: 4
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £250

A wonderful opportunity for people with all levels of experience to explore the skills of outdoor sketching and urban drawing. Over the five days, students will draw on location at various sites near the Art Academy. Students will tackle the architecture of the Southbank, explore busy Borough Market, sketch the serene view across to St Pauls and much more. Each class will begin with a brief introduction to the day’s subject, showing examples of the work of artists who have depicted similar scenes to the ones which the students will experience. Each day the tutor will introduce a new material or drawing technique for the students to explore over the day, in their sketchbooks or on larger sheets of paper.

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