Course Code SAT1802001
Tutor Eigil Nordstrøm
Dates Saturdays, 26th January - 30th March 2019
Days 10
Times 10.30am – 1.00pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £230
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

The “Open Life Class” is a relaxed and enjoyable life drawing and painting course with a life model for various poses lasting between one and four weeks at a time. Students will be able to approach the human figure in any way they please and make as many drawings or paintings as they care to pursue with as much or as little instruction as they like.

Your experienced tutor will happily guide both beginners as well as those who are more experienced. The class runs on both Saturday and now Sunday mornings too. Students should feel free to use whichever materials they enjoy using the most, whether that is drawing in charcoal or ink or painting in oils or acrylics. All paper is provided for though please bring your own drawing/painting materials with you. The Academy Art shop will be open if you would like to purchase materials when you arrive (card payments only).

If you would prefer, you can ‘drop in’ to the classes within this course, at £25 per class. This can be booked through Eventbrite here. Please note, online bookings through Eventbrite are non-refundable.

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?

Paper, masking tape and fixative are all provided in the studio. Students should bring their own drawing or painting materials to the class e.g. charcoal & pencils or brushes & paints. There is a mini shop in the studio that supplies the basics such as canvas boards, paints Zest-it etc).

OIL PAINTERS: 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. Students must provide their own spirits, which can be recycled for longevity. We request that you bring 2 small jars (one with a lid, one without) to hold your spirit, and a few cloths rags for brush cleaning (such as an old cotton t-shirt).

If you cannot source your own materials, you can purchase a Drawing, Oil or Acrylic Painting Pack from the Academy. Please contact The Art Academy office to pre-order this for the class, the tutor will then give this to you on your arrival.

A Drawing Pack contains:

  • One set of lead pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
  • One box of medium willow charcoal sticks (25 pieces)
  • One ​box of ​willow charcoal extra thick individual stick
  • One stick of chalk One box of compressed charcoal sticks (12 pieces)
  • Six ​D​erwent pastel pencils, can be used wet or dry
  • One putty rubber in a box
  • One eraser

Acrylic Painting Pack (£50.00) contains:

  • A set of bristle brushes, both flat and round, suitable for either oils or acrylics
  • One tear off palette (9”x12”)
  • One palette knife
  • One 10″x 12″ canvas board One 10″x 14″ canvas board Two 12″x 16″ canvas boards
  • 8 Daler Rowney (System 3) acrylic tubes: Mars Black, Titanium White, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Sap Green and Yellow Ochre

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

About Your Tutor

EIGIL NORDSTRØM

Eigil’s practice is concerned with perceptions of light, and it’s behaviour in interior spaces. Working primarily from memory, the paintings hover between representing a recollection of an observed moment and a painterly construction on the canvas. He completed the Diploma at The Art Academy, before moving on to an MA at City & Guilds of London Art School. He was the 2014 1st prize winner of the Gemini Art Prize, as well as the NEAC Annual Trust award. He has exhibited in Norway and the UK, and has many years of experience with teaching.

WEBSITE

www.eigilartist.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!
  • 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: £230.00