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Painting

Introduction to Painting

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1603013
Course Tutor: Rhiannon Salisbury
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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Unlocking Creativity

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1603015
Course Tutor: Lorna Carmen McNeill
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 17th & 18th June 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £160

This exciting introductory course is designed to help you develop your creativity and 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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Portrait Painting

INTERMEDIATE_DRAWINGCourse Code: SAT1604118
Course Tutor: Andrew Hitchcock
Course Dates: Saturdays, 29th July – 30th September 2017
Times: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Course Level: Beginners
Course Fee: £250

This is a well structured course giving students opportunity to understand how to paint a portrait. The emphasis will be on learning to see form and colour accurately and using these skills to better create loose, expressive portraits. Working with oil paints students will develop a series of artworks, from short expressive painting sketches, to longer more detailed pieces. The class has the benefit of two experienced models every week as well as tuition from a talented professional artist.

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Introduction to Oil Painting

INTERMEDIATE_DRAWINGCourse Code: SAT1604037
Course Tutor: Eigil Nordstrøm
Course Dates: Saturdays, 29th July – 30th September 2017
Times: 10.30am – 1.00pm
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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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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Oil Painting Taster

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: SAT1604T01
Course Dates: Saturday, 5th August 2017
Times: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £85

This is a fun day-long taster course in oil painting for those who may be considering a longer evening or daytime course and are wondering how much they will enjoy it. Throughout the day the tutor will lead the class in hands-on, practical demonstrations to show you how to mix colour and see shape and tone, and how these elements relate to form a composition. We aim to foster self-certainty and an enjoyment of painting in a relaxed yet stimulating environment. You will make at least two paintings in the day, the morning will be spent focusing on how to handle oil paint whilst working with a limited tonal palette. Students will be have the opportunity to paint from the life model, exploring expressive mark making describing the tone and volume of the figure. During the afternoon you will start you use colour, working from a still-life set up using natural and organic forms. Throughout the day you will be encouraged to play and enjoy the application of paint whist also understanding techniques of working from observation.

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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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