Course Code SC1904120
Tutor Lynne Abrahamson, Zoe Toolan
Course Dates Monday - Friday, 17th August - 21st August 2020
Days 5
Times 10.30am – 4.30pm
Experience Level Ages 15-17, All Levels
Fee £335
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

An inspiring five day course for ages 15-17 providing a skills-based experience and expert tuition in a range of materials and techniques. The programme is taught by specialist tutors who are also professional, practicing artists. Access to portrait models and contemporary painting and sculpture techniques provides a unique opportunity to develop new skills. Students develop their painting style encompassing portraiture and mixed media abstraction, along with a day exploring kinetic sculpture. This is an ideal course for those studying arts subjects who wish to develop coursework, create new work for their portfolio, develop new techniques and skills, and further existing abilities in a professional art school environment.

During this course we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Exploring kinetic sculpture and concepts of motion and change in art.
  • Sculpting the figure in clay and plaster.
  • In depth understanding of abstraction in painting using mixed media.
  • Recapping the fundamentals of painting such as tone and colour.
  • Developing a portrait painting, using two portrait models.

Please note, you must complete a consent form before your child can join our Young Artists programme. This form is available for download here. Please email your completed form to shortcourses@artacademy.org.uk. Your child may also bring a completed hard-copy version of this form with them on the first day of their course.

What level is this course?

What should I bring?

Please bring old clothes and two jam jars or containers for water.  Please also bring a camera/phone to photo document your work.

Preparation for the Personal Project day: students should bring in a range of images of a place, object, or concept, that excites and inspires them, to help develop their personal project.

Materials, including clay, are included in the cost of the course. You will be offered the opportunity to have your clay pieces fired. Hollowing-out is necessary before a piece can be fired. This is optional and additional hollowing and firing costs will apply.

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 Tutors

LYNNE ABRAHAMSON

Lynne studied Fine Art in Barcelona before coming to London where she did a Certificate in Sculpture at the City of London Polytechnic and then went to Central St.Martins. She did the Diploma at The Art Academy, where she qualified in 2011 with a first. During her time at the Academy, she began to use ceramics and textiles and this is what she specialises in now in her art practice. Her work is based on her experiences as a mother and she focuses on themes such as separation, loss and change related to the various stages in her life. Her work is quirky and she aims to deal with serious issues in a light hearted way. She has taken part in the Craft fair at Hatfield House, has exhibited in the Menier Chocolate Factory and has works in private collections. She was winner of the Wolfendale Prize for natural forms. Lynne is currently working on a number of projects; internal landscapes using thread as her medium and a project about children’s drawings. She teaches on the Diploma and Foundation Courses at the Academy.

WEBSITE

www.lynneabrahamson.com

ZOE TOOLAN

Zoe is a multidisciplinary artist from the south via the north, with one foot in the conceptual, one foot in the visual and one foot in the everything inbetween. Her work centres around live art, social practices, and drawing, which she truly believes is how a person is innately wired and a connection to everything.

She is also passionate about radical pedagogy and regard any event she leads as a participatory happening and part of her practice. Zoe’s work has been shown at various events nationwide such as Antiuniversity and FaB Festival, and my projects have been supported by various bodies including the Live Art Development Agency and Axisweb.

WEBSITE

www.zklt.co.uk/

www.instagram.com/zklt.artist/?hl=en

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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Refreshments and Facilities

Access to a common room and kitchen is limited while distancing measures are in place. It can be used by up to 12 people (from the same class) at scheduled break times only. The kitchen can be used by 1 person at a time for hand washing and waste disposal facilities only.

Students are currently not able to use the kitchen to prepare hot drinks and/or food. Students are able to use the coffee machine, where free hot water, and paid-for hot drinks are available. The payment is contactless.

Mugs are not available for use, and students are strongly encouraged to bring their own reusable mugs if they wish to use the coffee machine.

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 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.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some images of our classes in progress. We will typically inform you beforehand if photography is taking place during your class; if you do not want to 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.
  • For further details please see our Short Courses: Regulations & Policies page.

£335.00

Places Available!

Fee: £335.00