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Painting

Open Life Class

INTERMEDIATE_DRAWINGCourse Code: SAT1602001
Course Tutor: Katharine Prendergast & Eigil Nordstrøm
Course Dates: Saturdays, 21st January – 25th March 2017
Times: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £230

The “Open Life Class” is a relaxed and enjoyable life drawing & painting course with a life model for various poses lasting between one and four weeks at a time. Students will be able to approach the human figure in any way they please and do as many drawings or paintings as they care to pursue with as much or as little instruction as they like. Your experienced tutor will happily guide both beginners and the more experienced painters. Students should feel free to use whichever materials that they enjoy the most, whether that is drawing in charcoal or ink or painting in oils or acrylics. All paper is provided for the course but please bring your own drawing/painting materials. The class runs in two studios Katharine teaching in Studio 3 and Eigil in Sudio 5, students can go to either studio.

You can also attend this class as a drop-in and pay £25 per session. More information here.

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Introduction to Painting

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1602013
Course Tutor: Neil Morley
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 18th & 19th February 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: Beginners
Course Fee: £150

This is a well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before or would like to reassess their approach to painting. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate 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 a life model, from still life 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 that offers a high level of tutor contact time.

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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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Weekend Creative Mix

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1602115
Course Tutor: Zoe Toolan, Theo Ereira-Guyer
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 4th & 5th March 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £150

The Weekend Mix is an ideal way to explore a variety of artistic methods. Over the two days, we’ll 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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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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“Freeing Up” Your Creativity

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1602015
Course Tutor: Lorna Carmen McNeill
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 25th & 26th March 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £160

This exciting introductory course is designed to help you free up your creativity and develop creative expression.   You will explore a range of art materials and learn different skills to encourage unexpected creative discovery.  There is the opportunity to create a series of art pieces, exploring a concept of your choice which will culminate in your own unique creation.  This course facilitates active experimentation and an exploration of creativity via the senses.  This is also a great taster course for the longer summer course as well as an opportunity to further develop work already initiated.

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Painting for Beginners

INTERMEDIATE_DRAWINGCourse Code: SAT1603013
Course Tutor: TBC
Course Dates: Saturdays, 22nd April – 24th June 2017
Times: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Course Level: Beginners
Course 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 creative experience offering a high level of tutor contact time.

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Introduction to Oil Painting

INTERMEDIATE_DRAWINGCourse Code: SAT1603037
Course Tutor: Eigil Nordstrøm
Course Dates: Saturdays, 22nd April – 24th June 2017
Times: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
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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Open Life Class

INTERMEDIATE_DRAWINGCourse Code: SAT1603001
Course Tutor: Katharine Prendergast & Eigil Nordstrøm
Course Dates: Saturdays, 22nd April – 24th June 2017
Times: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £230

The “Open Life Class” is a relaxed and enjoyable life drawing & painting course with a life model for various poses lasting between one and four weeks at a time. Students will be able to approach the human figure in any way they please and do as many drawings or paintings as they care to pursue with as much or as little instruction as they like. Your experienced tutors will happily guide both beginners and the more experienced painters. The class runs over two studios with a tutor in each room, students can go between the studios as they wish. Students should feel free to use whichever materials that they enjoy the most, whether that is drawing in charcoal or ink or painting in oils or acrylics. All paper is provided for the course but please bring your own drawing/painting materials.

You can also attend this class as a drop-in and pay £25 per session. More information here.

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Introduction to Painting

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1603013
Course Tutor: TBC
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 20th & 21st May 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: Beginners
Course Fee: £150

This is a well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before or would like to reassess their approach to painting. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate 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 a life model, from still life 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 that offers a high level of tutor contact time.

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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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Weekend Creative Mix

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1603115
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 10th & 11th June 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £150

This stimulating and exciting weekend course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learn new skills, discover what you enjoy most, and develop creative ideas. Over the two days, students will work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills; try out more expressive sculpture and painting, and learn how to approach the human figure, using a variety of materials and methods. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials and have fun.

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Painting Outdoors

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1604024
Course Tutor: Eigil Nordstrøm
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 5th & 6th August 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: Beginners
Course Fee: £150

This is a well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before or would like to reassess their approach to painting. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate 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 a life model, from still life 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 that offers a high level of tutor contact time.

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Weekend Creative Mix

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1604115
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 12th & 13th August 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £150

This stimulating and exciting weekend course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learn new skills, discover what you enjoy most, and develop creative ideas. Over the two days, students will work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills; try out more expressive sculpture and painting, and learn how to approach the human figure, using a variety of materials and methods. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials and have fun.

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Introduction to Painting

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1604013
Course Tutor: Neil Morley
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 26th & 27th August 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: Beginners
Course Fee: £150

This is a well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before or would like to reassess their approach to painting. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate 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 a life model, from still life 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 that offers a high level of tutor contact time.

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