This two day painting course offers students the opportunity to explore narrative painting in the life room. There will be an experienced life model for one and a half days and the set-up will include a props to help encourage imaginative responses to painting the figure. Every part of the process will be explained and demonstrated by James, and students will be able to see examples from art history of the techniques demonstrated. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to move beyond traditional life or portrait painting.
James Bland is a member of the New English Art Club and 1st prize winner in the 2013 Winsor & Newton Oil Painters Awards. He has work in public collections, including the Borchard Collection of Self-Portraits, and he exhibits regularly in London and elsewhere, most recently in his solo exhibition at the Lilford Gallery, Canterbury. A popular tutor, he regularly teaches portraiture at the Art Academy. He also teaches figure and narrative painting at the New School of Art and Landscape painting at various international venues, including La Borie Grande.