Course Code SC1904250
Tutor Robin-Lee Hall
Course Dates Monday - Friday, 17th August - 21st August 2020
Days 5
Times 10.00am – 4.00pm
Experience Level Advanced
Fee £395
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This five-day portrait painting course will offer an opportunity for intensive study under the tuition of Robin-Lee Hall. The course offers a high level of tutor contact time with Robin, giving demonstrations, individual guidance, feedback and advice. The course aims to stimulate, refresh and advance each students practice on an individual basis. Your experienced tutor will support you throughout the course in both group sessions and one-to-one support providing daily feedback, critique and constructive advice.

Each course ends in a final round up session and should you wish for any specific feedback or support, please speak with your tutor at the start of your course. By the end of this course you will develop your knowledge of structure, tone, colour and composition. You will complete one portrait painting and a number of shorter oil sketches and drawings.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for students at our Advanced level.

  • 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.

Other course levels include:

  • 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.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

What should I bring?

List from Robin – ideally you will bring:

  • Palette:
  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow medium
  • Yellow ochre
  • Cadmium red medium
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Cobalt blue
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Raw umber
  • Burnt umber
  • Burnt sienna
  • Brushes :  assorted sizes of filberts and flats; Suggestions: Pro-arte Sterling white synthetic brushes and the Monarch brushes
  • an off-set palette knife
  • Only odorless spirits, Sansodor or Zest it
  • Winsor& Newton painting medium
  • Winsor & Newton Liquin original tracing paper (A3 pad or roll)
  • A3 Oil painting paper
  • Tear off paper palette
  • Camera/phone/IPad to record the progress of your work (not to work from!)
  • Drawing materials (charcoal, soft pencils 4B, 6B).

You will need to bring your own painting materials to the class, which you can store at The Art Academy for the duration of the course. If you do not have your own materials, we recommend you order the one of the Painting Packs, below, at the time of booking, which will be available when you arrive for your first class. There is also a mini shop in the Academy that supplies the basics such as canvas boards, paints, Zest-it etc. (card purchases only).

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. These can also be recycled on site. If you are using oil paints you must bring 1 small jar with a lid to hold your solvent as this should be reused each week. If you want to dispose of your solvent please speak to your tutor as these cannot be poured down the sink and must be disposed of correctly. 

Please also bring an apron or old clothing to wear.

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

Please note that pack contents are subject to change at the discretion of the Academy at any time.

Please note that The Academy Oil pack is a standard pack and does not contain exactly what Anastasia has listed above.

About Your Tutor

ROBIN-LEE HALL

Robin-Lee Hall is an award-winning portrait painter and past president of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. She has exhibited in and around London, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. In 2010 she won the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and Gold medal at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition. In 2017 she collaborated with the National Portrait Gallery, demonstrating traditional drawing techniques in a series of videos that were installed in ‘The Encounter’ exhibition. As well as being a practicing artist, Robin delivers workshops, tours, talks and iPad sessions at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery and the Queen’s gallery at Buckingham Palace.

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!
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From: £395.00