This stimulating and exciting course is taking place over 4 consecutive Sunday mornings and is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learn new skills, discover what you enjoy most, and develop creative ideas. Students will work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills; try out more expressive sculpture and painting, and learn how to approach the human figure, using a variety of materials and methods. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials and have fun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are supplied for this course. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, or bring an apron.
About Your Tutor
Longkumer is a contemporary Naga artist active in London. He works in medias including drawing, print, sculpture, installation and time based arts. Longkumer attended the Royal College of Art, from which he holds an M.A. in printmaking. During his time at Paupers Press he has worked with some of the biggest names in art on print projects. The names include Chris Ofili, Cornelia Parker, Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Paula Rego, Rachael Whiteread, Tracey Emin and The Chapman Brothers.
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.
Eleanor develops precarious and fragile forms through drawing, painting and sculpture. Neither human stand-ins or alien forms, the structures in her work are suspended in balance not only in a physical sense, but also in their existence as inanimate anthropomorphic forms. The work questions the interconnection between personal identity and place. Eleanor spent her formative years in Japan before moving to London. She completed the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School in 2008 and the Turps Art School’s Studio Programme in 2018.
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.
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.