Course Code EC2201315
Tutor Annabel Crowther, Farnoush Amini, Stella Yarrow, Jackie Smith
Course Dates Fridays, 7th October - 2nd December 2022
Days 8
Times 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Experience Level Beginner
Fee £260
Location Art Academy London, 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 ten 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.

The order of disciplines will vary.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for students at our Beginner level.

  • 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.

Other course levels include:

  • 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

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”.

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About Your Tutors

JACKIE SMITH

Jackie 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.

FARNOUSH AMINI MRSS

Farnoush was born in Iran. She lives and works in London. She graduated from the Art Academy London in July 2019. Exploring material language, their connection or disconnection and their relativity to her chosen concept is her main focus. She somehow extracts the most relevant material, symbol or gesture from her chosen subject. Her work has been influenced by Iran’s revolution, war, religion and politics. Her practice consists of installation and performance art. She explores material such as: human hair, fabric, feather, metal, clay, concrete, ice, tarmac and read-made objects. By placing the familiar object in an unfamiliar form or space she overwhelms the viewer with an uneasy feeling. 

She has been exhibiting in various galleries in London since 2017. In 2018 she won the “People’s Choice Award” by Passion for Freedom Art Festival at the La Galleria Pall Mall and The Royal Opera Arcade Galleries in London. In 2019 she was shortlisted and won the Sheroes Revoluciones Art Prize by Lon-art Creative in London. In 2020 she was elected as a member of Royal Society of Sculptors and was given the title MRSS. She was also selected to exhibit at the Nauvele Vague gallery in Marbella, Spain in the same year. In 2021 she has had her first solo exhibition by Nauvelle Vague Artspace at the Patioo Mono-Room in Cadiz, Spain. In 2021 for the second time she was the prize winner of the Sheros Revoluciones exhibition by Lon-art Creatives funded by the British Art Council.

 WEBSITE

www.farnoushaminiart.com

www.instagram.com/aminifarnoush

STELLA YARROW

Stella is an artist printmaker focusing on the interrelationship between society and ecological systems. Her work celebrates nature, responds to the climate and ecological emergency, and proposes new possibilities for sustainable coexistence with the natural world. She specialises in lino cut, with its clear strong graphic qualities, and the innovative technique of etched lino, with its expressive and loose mark making. She has exhibited her prints in London and elsewhere in the UK. She teaches printmaking part-time at the Art Academy and is a Print Associate with the Art Academy Print Studio.

@stellayarrow2018

www.stellayarrowprints.com

ANNABEL CROWTHER

Annabel Crowther is an artist printmaker who principally works in etching. In her practice she uses traditional intaglio printmaking techniques including drypoint, hard ground etching and aquatint, in combination with chine colle and stencil collage processes to create multi-layered prints. Her subjects have most recently been focused on exploring the modern muse through the continuous line of the nude figure. Originally observations of the female form, years of life drawing have informed the character of her prints. 

Annabel has taken part in group exhibitions, including The Woolwich Print Fair 2021, where her ‘Dancing Daydreamer’ work was selected as a Collectors Pink by both @young_art_collector and Jeany Cronk, art collector and Co-Founder of Mirabeau wine (sponsor of Woolwich Print Fair 2021). A Print Associate with The Art Academy Print Studio, Annabel teaches short courses in printmaking techniques at The Art Academy London.

Refreshments and Facilities

You are welcome to use our Common Room/ The Barn during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

Students will also be able to use the coffee machine, where free hot water, and paid-for hot drinks are available.

Students are encouraged to bring their own reusable mugs and water bottles where possible.

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 purchased on our Materials Page or on the individual course page when you make your booking.
  • 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 MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of. Paintings that need to dry should be collected within a week. For clay sculptures that need hollowing and firing, you will receive a separate email when they can be collected.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
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