- Developing Figure PaintingFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1702P18TutorSusanne du ToitDatesMondays, 8th January – 19th March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelBeginner/IntermediateFee£495This course introduces students to painting the figure, both nude and clothed, it is intended to help both beginners and intermediate students to develop a number of different aspects of figure painting, from understanding colour mixing, looking at proportion, considering negative space and finding shapes to help create a likeness and working on composition. The course will cover how to develop figure paintings by starting with drawing, how to paint fabrics and materials as well as the figure, and how to consider the background as an integral part of the painting.BOOK COURSE
- Images & Pictorial SpaceFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1702P14TutorNeil MorleyDatesMondays, 8th January – 19th March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495The course will investigate the saturation of images in contemporary society. The proliferation of digital images in society has had an effect of making the image more disposable and less open to visual critical discourses. The abundance of images presents the painter with an incredible library of images but also major dilemmas in terms of image selection. The course will ask the question of how to be a painter in a culture of images by investigating how painting can still engage in visual critical discourses. Painting has a unique ability to manipulate materials, scrutinise meaning and question the authenticity of the image. The course will also explore how the manipulation of pictorial space can create new and exciting directions in painting – by fragmenting, obscuring and intertwining images into the pictorial space and by using a series of techniques and conceptual approaches that question the normal conventions of background/foreground relationships.BOOK COURSE
- Introduction to Oil PaintingFrom: £350.00Course CodeN1702013TutorNicholas McLeodDatesMondays, 8th January – 19th March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 3.00pmExperience LevelBeginnerFee£350This is a well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before or want to reassess their approach to painting. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate all these elements together in compositions. This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating environment. Working through a series of exercises you will gain experience and skills in painting still life, self portrait and the interior. Whilst also exploring a more creative approach to painting, helping you establish your own style and identity. This course is a fun and relaxing experience, offering plenty of guidance from the tutor. Please Note: This course takes place at our Newington site, 155 Walworth Road SE17 1RSBOOK COURSE
- Movement and Flow Unboxed£250.00Course CodeSC1701030TutorLorna Carmen McNeillDatesMonday – Thursday, 4th – 7th December 2017Days4Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£250This exciting 4 day course involves learning specific skills in drawing, painting, mixed media sculpture, whilst taking inspiration from key artists in relation to the dynamics of natural flow and the moving body. The course proposes the idea that everything is in a state of perpetual motion and change, and explores ideas and representations of movement, flow, and transition, through painting, drawing, and kinetic work. Students will apply the new artistic skills and techniques learnt to their own experiences of movement and flow, to initiate and expand their creative practice in inspiring new directions.BOOK COURSE
- The Shape of ColourSold OutCourse CodeD1702P15TutorCaroline ListDatesMondays, 8th January – 19th March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495This course looks at colour as form. The approach will particularly enable you to think about colour theory and a synthesis of processes, structure, and surface: consider how you will develop a composition, specificity of colour choice, and surface fracture (handling of the paint). We want you to think carefully in terms of your response to colour itself, it’s fluidity, scale and dynamic juxtapositions. The context and theory will be important in underpinning your initial exploration. Your relationship with the mechanics of painting will develop from initial drawing and collage experiments. We will be looking at Jan Van Eyck to Matisse and through to the colour field painters such as Rothko or Hoffman.
- Painting in PracticeSold OutCourse CodeD1702P50TutorEigil NordstrømDatesTuesdays, 9th January – 20th March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495This is an exciting course which helps you discover what it is about painting that motivates and inspires you. The aim of this course is to teach students how to develop ideas from initial sketches, refinement of ideas through to developing coherent work, as well as developing skills and techniques that you need to develop your practice. Students will be encouraged to adopt a disciplined creative thinking dialogue in their painting practice which will enable a more informed approach to their work. The class is structured for beginners whilst also being open for more advanced students who perhaps have a clearer vision of what they want to achieve. The course begins by looking at different ways into starting a painting, working from sketches, memory and photos. It then goes on to explore your own subject matter where you will be guided step by step through the stages of developing your own painting. You will have the opportunity to develop your technical knowledge and to progress your vision as an artist.
- Essential Skills for Drawing & PaintingFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1702DD73TutorTBCDatesWednesdays, 10th January – 21st March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495This course is a wonderful introduction to understanding the fundamental principles of drawing, and how to apply them to convincingly depict the figure, objects, and space. The programme is packed with techniques designed to build confidence and knowledge in drawing, such as improving observational skills, understanding how to create volume and presence, and measurement to achieve scale and proportion. The course moves from drawing into painting for the final four weeks, demonstrating how drawing and painting can interact through an experimental mixed media piece, followed by a two-week full life figure painting, using the skills of measuring, proportion, tonal values and volume, learnt in the first half of the course.BOOK COURSE
- Exploring Current Trends & Styles in Portrait PaintingFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1702P33TutorRobin-Lee HallDatesThursdays, 11th January – 22nd March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelIntermediate/AdvancedFee£495We will be watching videos, looking at articles and monographs and other art publications on contemporary figurative artists and discussing their style and subject matter in order to get a better understanding of what options are available in our own development. This will be followed by practical investigation with a different focus each week, inspired by an individual or group (school) of artists.BOOK COURSE
- Introduction to Painting: Still LifeFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1702P37TutorCaroline BaysDatesThursdays, 11th January – 22nd March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495This will be an inspiring course designed to support individual interests and abilities. The course aims to teach an understanding of the genre of still life. You will learn about composition, colour theory, setting up your own still life, painting techniques and the general craft of painting. There will be demonstrations by the tutor and regular critical evaluations.BOOK COURSE
- PAINT – Mixed Media, Surface, Process, & AbstractionFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1702P35TutorAlison HandDatesThursdays, 11th January – 22nd March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495This exciting and experimental course aims to explore, test, and discover the properties and potential of a range of traditional and non-traditional paints and surfaces. Over the ten weeks, we will expand and develop our understanding of what paint can do, and the specific material qualities of numerous paints. We will investigate how various paints - including acrylics, spray paints, and gloss paints - feel and handle, and how we can use different approaches with them such as process, chance, transparency, and found surfaces. Throughout the course we will explore how modern and contemporary artists use the medium of paint, and take inspiration from them as starting points for our own paintings, along with other ways of creating source material for paintings such as responding to found surfaces, and layering images and collage. We will explore paint as a tactile material rather than purely as a representational medium, thereby enjoying and utilising its plasticity, luminosity and surface texture. We will also be really experimental and playful with the surfaces we paint on, question the role of the traditional rectangular/square canvas, and discover how the use of different and irregular surfaces can create new meanings, visual intrigue and excitement.BOOK COURSE
- Portrait PaintingSold OutCourse CodeD1702P05TutorJames BlandDatesThursdays, 11th January – 22nd March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 5.00pmExperience LevelIntermediateFee£495This course is intended to help students build and refine their portrait drawing and painting skills. You will develop facility in the use of oil paint, graphite and charcoal, and improve your observational skills. There will be a strong emphasis upon extracting emotional expression from the work, and developing powerful communication in portrait painting.
- Portrait & Figure PaintingFrom: £495.00Course CodeD1702P31TutorRoxana HallsDatesSaturdays, 13th January – 24th March 2018Days10Times10.00am – 4.00pmExperience LevelAll LevelsFee£495Taught by experienced portrait and figure painters, the Saturday Portrait and Figure Painting Class will introduce you to different approaches to portraiture and figure painting. This term, Roxana Halls and TBC will look at the Nude Figure. During weeks 1 - 5, TBC will focus on the basic requirements for creating a painting of the nude figure. You will work both in tone and colour, from a series of short poses and then from a long 3 week pose, enabling you each to create your own painting. The class will enable you to work at their own pace, takng account of different levels of ability and experience. In weeks 6 - 10, Roxana will continue to look at issues of proportion, tone and colour, as well as lighting and composition. You will consider how to approach the nude figure to make an interesting painting, rather than just a life painting from the model. You will relate the model to their surroundings, looking at light, tone, negative space, fabric and the potential for creating narrative depth.BOOK COURSE
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