Course Code EC1901015
Tutor Jackie Smith, Lucy Townsend, Steve Edwards, Thomas Golunski
Dates Mondays, 21st October - 9th December 2019
Days 8
Times 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £225
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learning new artistic skills, discovering what you enjoy most, and developing creative ideas. Over the eight weeks, students work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Throughout the course, students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills, along with more expressive sculpture and painting. Students will also learn to approach the human figure through drawing, painting and sculpture, before rounding off the course with an introduction to printmaking. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials, and have fun.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

All materials will be provided.  For the creative sessions you might be asked to or want to bring in some stuff of your own. The tutor will discuss this with you. Please bring an apron or an old shirt to protect your clothes!

During your Sculpture module, if you work in clay without an armature, you will be offered the opportunity to have your clay pieces fired.  This is optional and additional hollowing and firing costs will apply. Hollowing is necessary before a piece can be fired.

Firing Fees: £15 for a small figure; £20 for a portrait head; £20 for a large figure

Hollowing fees: £15 for a small figure; £20 for a portrait head; £20 for a large figure

About Your Tutor

JACKIE SMITH lives and works in London and her art work often considers an interaction and dialogue with a place. After a career working in urban and housing research her connections to and investigations of places have become a focus for her art making.  Sometimes using found objects or co-creating with the environment she makes mixed media installations, site specific work as well as working in paint and printmaking. She has exhibited in shows around London and has work held in private collections in both the UK and internationally. She has previous experience of teaching abroad, facilitating art workshops in schools and as a volunteer play therapist.

www.jackiesmithart.uk

STEVE EDWARDS –  I was introduced to printmaking in 1980 whilst studying for a BA in Textile Design at Camberwell. I took up printmaking again in 1998 at the City Lit and fell in love with etching. I joined East London Printmakers in 2003, which gave me access to a well-equipped studio and a vibrant artistic community. I started experimenting with lino in 2005, and this has now become my main mode of expression. I joined Greenwich Printmakers in 2011 and the Printmakers Council in 2013.

www.steveedwardsart.com

THOMAS GOLUNSKI is a contemporary figurative artist based in the south of the UK. He uses intuitive mark-making techniques to capture an accurate impression of a moment, while focusing on the impact that illumination has on his subjects. Thomas works predominantly in oils and charcoal to recreate the immediate impression, urgency and atmosphere of these moments in time.

https://thomasgolunski.art/painting

LUCY TOWNSEND is a figurative sculptor specializing in portraiture. After a degree in History of Art she embarked on a classical sculpture training in Florence, studying at two world renowned academies, initially Florence Academy of Art and was then awarded a scholarship to the Sacred Art School. She has also studied fine art in London and St Petersburg. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she is quickly gaining an elite clientele who appreciate the delicacy and feeling of her portraits and value this most traditional of arts. Through her sculpture Lucy aims to express the outer being of the sitter while also alluding to that inner essence, that spark of character and individuality which sets each of us apart. 

www.townsend-sculpture.com

Location

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

Art Academy Map

Refreshments and Facilities

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

There is a wealth of supermarkets, shops and cafes in the area as well as the world famous Borough Food Market just moments from our Mermaid Court location.

We are always striving to improve our facilities but due Mermaid Court 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!
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  • If you would like more information or advice on courses at the Academy please contact shortcourses@artacademy.org.uk.

£225.00

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