Course Code WC2102052
Tutor Arabella Brooke CAS
Course Dates Saturday & Sunday, 5th & 6th March 2022
Days 2
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level Advanced
Fee £195
Location Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This is the perfect 2-day course for those who have made a number of figure sculptures in a more traditional manner and would like to explore avenues of creative approaches. The method used will be working in clay from a life model, without using an inner armature structure. This course is for Intermediate to Advanced students and aims to build upon previous experience to further how to observe, translate your observation and ideas, then express them through the figure. Through clay and drawing exercises, refresh, renew or find alternative ways of exploring the pose. You will build upon your own sculptural expression with the help and guidance of a professional sculptor.

Arabella Brooke CAS lives and works in London. Her work is shown at galleries and art fairs throughout the year and held in private collections around the world. She says, ‘My work is figurative and based on observation, mostly recorded in sketch books, which I carry around with me at all times, but also on scraps of paper, receipts, the backs of envelopes. This recording, often only a scribbled line, or suggestion of a form, is the starting point for a long process of development in the studio, where their components get rearranged and refigured, until they take on a new and distinct identity of their own’.

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?

Note:​ you will need to bring your own  bust-peg/armature if you wish to take away your work and are not leaving it to be hollowed out and fired.

You should bring as much from the below list as possible. In some cases we can provide selected equipment:

■ Wooden and/or metal modelling tools

■ Plumb line

■ Callipers for measuring (medium-sized)

■ Metal ruler and/or tape measure

■ Water spray bottle

■ Cocktail sticks

■ Barbecue sticks

■ Masking tape

■ Black bin liner

■ Drawing implement (pencil, pen, or charcoal)

■ Sketchpad / loose leaf paper

■ Apron or old clothing

■ Camera for documenting your progress

You will be offered the opportunity to have your clay pieces fired. Hollowing is necessary before a piece can be fired. This is optional and additional hollowing and firing costs will apply:

Hollowing fees:  £15 for a small figure; £20 for a portrait head; £20 for a large figure

Firing Fees: £15 for a small figure; £20 for a portrait head; £20 for a large figure

About Your Tutor

ARABELLA BROOKE

Arabella Brooke lives and works in London.  Her work is shown at galleries and art fairs throughout the year, and held in private collections around the world.  ‘My work is figurative and based on observation, mostly recorded in sketchbooks, which I carry around with me at all times, but also on scraps of paper, receipts, the backs of envelopes. This recording, often only a scribbled line, or suggestion of a form, is the starting point for a long process of development in the studio, where their components get rearranged and refigured, until they take on a new and distinct identity of their own’.

www.arabellabrooke.com

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

The common room can be used by individuals from the same class at scheduled break times only.

The kitchen can be used for handwashing and waste disposal facilities only.

Please note, students will not be able to use the kitchen to prepare hot drinks and/or food.

Students will be able to use the coffee machine, where free hot water, and paid-for hot drinks are available.

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

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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