Course Code EC1802N018
Tutor Carl Randall
Dates Mondays, 21st January - 25th March 2019
Days 10
Times 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Experience Level Beginner+
Fee £295
Location The Art Academy Newington, 155 Walworth Road SE17 1RS

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.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for students at our Beginner + level.

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

Other course levels include:

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

What should I bring?

You will need to bring your own painting materials to the class, which you can store at The Art Academy for the duration of the course. If you do not have your own materials, we recommend you order the one of the Painting Packs, below, at the time of booking, which will be available when you arrive for your first class. There is also a mini shop in the Academy that supplies the basics such as canvas boards, paints, Zest-it etc. (card purchases only).

The Academy is a white spirit and turpentine free environment and only odourless spirits, such as Zest-it or Sansodor, are permitted on the premises. These can also be recycled on site. If you are using oil paints you must bring 1 small jar with a lid to hold your solvent as this should be reused each week. If you want to dispose of your solvent please speak to your tutor as these cannot be poured down the sink and must be disposed of correctly. 

Please also bring an apron or old clothing to wear.

The Oil Pack contains:

A set of bristle brushes, both flat and round
One tear off palette (9”x12”)
One palette knife
One bottle of Zest-it (250ml)
One 10″x12″ canvas board
One 10″x14″ canvas board
Two 12″x16″ canvas boards
Eight Daler Rowney 38ml Georgian oil tubes of Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Coeruleum Blue and Burnt Umber

Please note that pack contents are subject to change at the discretion of the Academy at any time.

About Your Tutor

CARL RANDALL

I am a British figurative painter whose work is based on images of modern Japan, and more recently London. A graduate of The Slade School of Fine Art, The Royal Drawing School London, and Tokyo University of Arts Japan, I have won several awards including the BP Travel Award at The National Portrait Gallery, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Nomura Art Prize Japan, as well as several other awards. I have had several solo exhibitions in London and Japan, with group exhibitions at Christies New York, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Jerwood Gallery, The Mall Galleries, The National Portrait Gallery, Tokyo Art Award, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Arts, and has participated at art fairs in Switzerland, Turkey and Taiwan. My work has been the featured on the BBC World Service, and can be found in the collections of University College London Museum, Tokyo Geidai Museum Japan, Foundation Carmignac Paris, and The Royal Collection. I was invited to be artist in residence in Hiroshima City to paint portraits of survivors of the Atomic Bomb, and at the Formula 1 Races Japan. My display of sixteen Japan paintings at the National Portrait Gallery in 2013 was accompanied by ‘Japan Portraits’ – a catalogue illustrating paintings and drawings made during his 10 years in Tokyo. ‘London Portraits’ are a series of 15 paintings made upon my return to the UK after 10 years living in Japan, of people who have contributed to their fields in British society and culture. Each sitter was asked to choose a location in London for the background of their portraits. I have been invited to give talks at University College London Museum, The London Art Fair, CharterHouse School, Cambridge University, The British Council in Tokyo, The National Portrait Gallery London and The Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation (talk chaired by the Head of Undergraduate Painting at The Slade School). In Tokyo, I was Adjunct Professor in Fine Art at Temple University Japan and painting and drawing tutor at Suidobata Art Academy. In London, I have been invited to give painting and drawing workshops at The Art Academy, Heatherleys School of Fine Art, and The Royal Drawing School.

WEBSITE

www.carlrandall.com

Location

Newington

The Former Newington Library
155 Walworth Road
London, SE17 1RS
tel: +44 (0)207 701 2880

Nearest Tube/ Rail: Elephant & Castle (5 minute walk)

Art Academy Map

Refreshments and Facilities

All students have access to a kitchen. Here you will find tea and coffee, a fridge, kettle, microwave and eating area.

There is a Tesco Express and a Pop-up complex with an assortment of eateries along Walworth Road and the food market Mercato Metropolitan just moments from Elephant and Castle underground.

We are always striving to improve our facilities but due our Newington site being an old building we have limited disability access. Should you have any access requirements please speak to a member of the Academy team before booking the course.

Further Details

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment.Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silentduring the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some of our classes in progress. If you would like to not be photographed please let the photographer know!
  • To find out more about what’s going on at the Academy follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. If you’d like to share images of your course, your progress or your finished work we’d love to see them! Please bear in mind you must have the permission of tutors, other students and models to photograph them.
  • If you would like more information or advice on courses at the Academy please contact shortcourses@artacademy.org.uk.

From: £295.00