As well as being very informative, this course is great fun and offers the fantastic opportunity to paint in and around the landscape of London Bridge. The Art Academy is just a short stroll from all sorts of exciting locations that could become a focus of a painting; the Thames, the Tate, Borough Market, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s, the shard, building sites and lots of small gardens. The majority of this course will be based outdoors painting on site, although there will be a studio available for use if the weather prevents us from working outdoors. You will learn techniques of tone, colour, atmosphere, composition, perspective, as well as how to be organised and efficient with materials when working out and about. The course culminates in the studio developing a more ambitious painting working from sketches or photos.
What topics do we cover?
- Offsite painting in the urban landscape
- Understanding tone, colour and texture
- Composition and atmosphere
- Creative expression
- Being organised when working outside
- Painting a landscape/cityscape from photos
By the end of this course you will: Have an understanding of the fundamentals of creating a painting. Be able to paint outdoors with confidence, being organised with your materials and transporting wet paintings. You will be left with a series of painterly sketches as well as further developed paintings generating lots of enthusiasm to carry on painting.