Course Code SC1904319
Course Dates Monday - Friday, 24th August - 28th August 2020
Tutor Gail Seres-Woolfson, Rhiannon Salisbury
Days 5
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level Ages 12-14, All Levels
Fee £335
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR
Young Artists is an exciting five day course for ages 12-14 providing high level art tuition, including drawing workshops, contemporary painting, specialist sculpture techniques, and using experimental media. Focused classes create a supportive environment, and there is a strong focus on personal outcomes and solutions to develop independent judgement. Access to specialist materials and facilities improve technical skills, and discussion and presentation sessions build confidence and critical understanding. This course is ideal for those studying a range of arts based GCSE subjects, or wanting to advance their artistic skills and creative confidence.
During this course we’ll cover:
  • How to use a range of exciting drawing techniques and experiment with materials such as charcoal and chalk
  • Key skills for painting the figure, how to plan the composition, mix colour, approach the body and depict volume
  • Using mixed media and collage, understanding abstract approaches
  • Learning new sculptural techniques such as clay figure sculpture
  • Taking an artwork through from concept to completion, and discussing and presenting ideas and artworks

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?

This course is suitable for students between the ages of 12 to 14 and is open to all skill levels.

  • Young Artists - Aged 12-14

    Chose this course if you are aged between 12 & 14. This course is open to all skill levels, whether you love art and are looking to advance you artistic skills and creative confidence or are new to the subject and want a bit of an introduction!

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

GAIL SERES-WOOLFSON

Gail’s paintings reflect her fascination with the urban landscape, figures and stories around her, and an interplay between structure and spontaneity, observation and re-imagining. She has exhibited across the capital and her work has been shortlisted for the inaugural Evening Standard Contemporary Painting Prize and the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and is held in private collections in the UK and internationally. Gail enjoys teaching in a variety of settings, encouraging and supporting students to develop their skills and style with a range of approaches and artistic references.

WEBSITE

www.gailsereswoolfson.com

RHIANNON SALISBURY

Rhiannon Salisbury graduated from the Turps Painting Program August 2018 in Elephant and Castle, winning The Darbyshire Prize For Emerging Art. In 2016 Rhiannon completed her MAFA at Chelsea College of Art after receiving the John Hoyland Scholarship. Recent achievements include being selected to undertake a residency and exhibition in Guadalajara, Mexico, having work selected for the A.P.T. Creekside Open selected by Jordan Baseman, being selected as the artist to represent UAL in an international advertising campaign for the university.

Rhiannon uses her paintings as a tool to investigate the role of women within a patriarchal culture. Using colour, form, and composition as language, she investigates western standards of beauty and the idealisation of femininity, within the field of advertising.

She deliberately works with found imagery from aspirational fashion and lifestyle magazines, focusing on the modelling campaigns of the most luxurious brands. Composition and imagery are tweaked to distort and expose her dystopian perception of the capitalist dream.

The artist hopes that the reinterpretation of the advertisements through painting, opens up a dialogue where one can re-look at the structure of ideas and references used in each highly constructed and saturated image.

Using gestures which explore the borderland between a substance that is alluring in its thick luscious texture, and grotesque in its ability to turn to chaotic mush, her paint handling and synthetic colour palette seeks to strike a balance that intends to at once allure and repel the viewer.

WEBSITE

www.rhiannonrsalisbury.net

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

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 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.

“This was my first art course that I had done out of school and I had such an amazing time!”

£335.00

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Fee: £335.00