- Contemporary AbstractionFrom: £500.00Course CodeE1803P10TutorMagdalena BlasinskaDatesMondays, 29th April - 1st July 2019Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£500This course is for people keen to develop an understanding of their own preoccupation with abstract painting, or simply understand the medium better. We will think about the language of paint, looking at technical and methodical approaches to making an ‘abstract painting’ in historical and contemporary context. This course is premised around your own interests in cultural heritage. You will be asked to question a variety of approaches to formulate your ideas and frame them in a contemporary context. You will make a variety of visual work - paintings, drawings and collages. Through practical exercises, discussions of key artists, visits to galleries and group critiques, you will start to develop your own visual vocabulary and critical understanding of your own work.MORE INFO
- Cultural Inspirations for Painting the FigureFrom: £500.00Course CodeE1803P52TutorSusanne du ToitDatesMondays, 29th April - 1st July 2019Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelIntermediate/AdvancedFee£500This course gives students with some experience of figure and portrait painting the opportunity to think more carefully about the context within which they paint a portrait and their intentions for their painting. The course is intended to help you to think more broadly about how you might work with a model to create paintings, utilising wider cultural references to bring a different layer of meaning to the work. Each week will start with an introduction to and discussion of a cultural reference; artists and art movements, theatre, film and literature. Guided by your tutor, the group will jointly establish a series of scenes or poses taking inspiration from these references as the basis for their paintings.MORE INFO
- Advanced Nude Figure PaintingSold OutCourse CodeE1803P80TutorAndy JamesDatesTuesdays, 23rd April - 25th June 2019Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelIntermediate/AdvancedFee£500This course offers an excellent opportunity for students to work extensively with an established artist focusing on different approaches to painting the figure. You will explore alternatives to figure painting working under the guidance and instruction of a guest artist/tutor in their unique method for painting the figure. This term, your tutor is Andrew James. He will show you how to approach the nude figure in order to makes an interesting painting as well as a closely observed one as well. A major aim will be to study the subject closely in order to better understand and thereby describe form. You will relate the model to their surroundings, looking at light, tone, colour values, composition as well as the various merits of different techniques and painting styles.
- Painting in PracticeSold OutCourse CodeE1803P50TutorAlison HandDatesTuesdays, 23rd April - 25th June 2019Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£500This course will help you discover what it is about painting that motivates and inspires you. The aim of this course is to make you more aware of the possibilities that lie within painting as a contemporary practice, to develop your painting practice and relevant technical knowledge and to progress your vision as an artist. You will be encouraged to adopt a rigorous approach to painting that involves a dialogue between thinking creatively and laterally. You will approach the development of your work with a sharp critical eye, developing skills and techniques relevant to your individual practice, whilst becoming more aware of relevant influences. The course is for all levels and is suitable for beginners whilst also being structured for more advanced students who have a clearer vision of what they want to achieve.
- Self PortraitSold OutCourse CodeE1803P27TutorRoxana HallsDatesTuesdays, 23rd April - 25th June 2019Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelIntermediateFee£500This course explores approaches to making work using ourselves as subject matter, be it from direct observation, photography or other mediums. The aim is to discover ways of generating images by examining different aspects of ourselves; through ideas of identity, gender, social and familial connections, memories, aspirations, through use of costume and allusion, or simply our own bodies. We will start with the technical aspects of painting, looking at the complications that arise and possible solutions, from which you can begin to adopt approaches that best suit you.
- Composition with Portrait & The FigureSold OutCourse CodeE1803P19TutorCarl RandallDatesThursdays, 25th April - 27th June 2019Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelBeginner/IntermediateFee£500This course is about creating compositions featuring portraits and figures, with an emphasis on the placement of the figure within space. Providing an opportunity to develop skills in figure painting, this versatile course is designed to give a broad and varied understanding of figurative painting, portraiture, design and composition, monotone & colour painting techniques, and the use of acrylic & oil paint. As well as developing figure-painting skills, it will focus on understanding the tools of image making, design process, the formal elements of constructing figurative artworks, and a variety of approaches to creating pictures that combine people and places with interest and substance.
- Exploring Watercolour & InkFrom: £500.00Course CodeE1803P36TutorKim WhitbyDatesThursdays, 25th April - 27th June 2019Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelBeginner/IntermediateFee£500This course aims to introduce students to the water-based mediums of watercolour and ink. Both indoors and outdoors, you will work responsively, exploring the particular qualities of these mediums and learning to use them in combination with drawing, to collect and record findings in a sketchbook and developing your learning into finished artworks in the studio or outdoors if appropriate.MORE INFO
- Interior/Exterior£500.00Course CodeE1803P06TutorEigil NordstrømDatesThursdays, 25th April - 27th June 2019Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelBeginner/IntermediateFee£500This course will use interior and exterior locations as a means of exploring all kinds of pictorial possibilities, both narrative and formal. The first part of the course will focus on creating work in response to interior settings. Starting in the studio, we will consider issues of perspective such as establishing the eye level, key vanishing points and receding lines. We will consider how to interpret light in terms of tone, colour, reflection and shadow, in order to create interesting paintings that capture a sense of atmosphere, working with a series of oil sketches. We will then look at gathering information through photography, sketching and taking notes in different off-site interior locations, with the aim to create a more developed painting in the studio, relating the choice of composition and focus of the painting to the individual student’s practice. We will also discuss how other artists, historical and contemporary, interpret and make use of spaciality, atmosphere and location in their work. For the second five weeks, we will explore exterior spaces, working both from the urban architectural environment and the greenery of the London parks. We will start with a recap on perspective and understanding light, considering the challenges unique to working in the exterior. We will then start to develop painted sketches in locations such as Borough Market and down by the River, creating compositions that generate a sense of place and feed off the energy of the city. Quick “alla prima” paintings done on site will be used as starting points for more considered paintings in the studio that resonate more with the individual student’s attitude to painting. Finally, we will draw inspiration from one of the London parks, working initially “en plein air” as a means of making exciting paintings of the landscape in a short space of time. Returning to the studio we will consider landscape painting in a contemporary context, before developing a painting based on the individual student’s interest in the subject.MORE INFO
- Portrait & Figure PaintingFrom: £500.00Course CodeE1803P31TutorGiles LesterDatesSaturdays, 27th April - 29th June 2019Days10Times10.00am – 4.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£500Taught by experienced, preeminent portrait and figure painters, the Saturday Portrait and Figure Painting Class introduces students to different approaches within portraiture and figure painting.MORE INFO
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