Course Code EC1803614
Tutor Natasha Lien
Dates Fridays, 26th April - 28th June 2019
Days 10
Times 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Experience Level Beginner
Fee £270
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course is an accessible, creative and relaxing introduction to the basic skills of drawing. Each session will focus on a different theme, providing a wide range of techniques to raise confidence and enhance visual awareness. Through various drawing approaches including still life, life drawing and portraiture, you will learn to explore and understand line, tone, measurement, texture and composition. There will be a life model in some sessions and students are encouraged to express themselves freely with guidance from the tutor.

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About Your Tutor

NATASHA LIEN

Trained as an undergraduate at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, and completed her postgraduate at the Princes Drawing School. Exhibitions include The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2004, 2007, 2008, Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Mall Galleries, The Royal College of Art and The Slade. Natasha has a wide variety of teaching experience, covering all age ranges. Her workshops include Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and various adult education classes. Her work includes drawing, painting and print-making. Her compositions tend to focus on people, landscapes and buildings. She has many interests including perspective, colour, tone, rhythm and form. Natasha’s work is in many private collections, including those of HRH The Prince of Wales.

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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 booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course.
  • 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 at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silentduring 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 of our classes in progress. If you would like to not 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.
  • If you would like more information or advice on courses at the Academy please contact shortcourses@artacademy.org.uk.

From: £270.00

Course Code EC1803315
Tutor Mark Walter, Theo Ereira-Guyer
Dates Fridays, 26th April - 28th June 2019
Days 10
Times 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Experience Level Beginner
Fee £280
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learning new artistic skills, discovering what you enjoy most, and developing creative ideas. Over the ten weeks, students work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Throughout the course, students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills, along with more expressive sculpture and painting. Students will also learn to approach the human figure through drawing, painting and sculpture, before rounding off the course with an introduction to printmaking. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials, and have fun.

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What should I bring?

All materials will be provided.  For the creative sessions you might be asked to or want to bring in some stuff of your own. The tutor will discuss this with you. Please bring an apron or an old shirt to protect your clothes!

During your Sculpture module, if you work in clay without an armature, you will be offered the opportunity to have your clay pieces fired.  This is optional and additional hollowing and firing costs will apply. Hollowing is necessary before a piece can be fired.

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

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

About Your Tutor

THEO EREIRA-GUYER

Theodore Ereira-Guyer works predominantly in the fields of print, sculpture and photography. He studied at Central St. Martins, London, followed by the Royal College of Art. He is currently a PhD researcher at the Colégio das Artes in Portugal. Ereira-Guyer has exhibited internationally and his work is held in private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum among others. He was the recipient of the Helen Chadwick Award for multidisciplinary artists. Details coming soon.

MARK WALTER

Mark Walter lives and work in London as a full time artist and he is also a qualified horticulturalist. . His work has evolved from initially investigating environmental issues, towards a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Each project consists of multiple works, in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production, new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work. His use of natural materials initially stemmed from his previous horticultural career, and he has developed this into a material language that incorporates oils, watercolours, and graphite, along with earth, PVA, plaster and clay. His work is Influenced by artists as diverse as Anselm Kiefer, Cornelia Parker, and Mark Dion, it is important for his practice that he is not restricted to any one material. He is never without a sketchbook, and the focused process of drawing is integral to his practice.

WEBSITE

www.mark-walter-artist.com

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Refreshments and Facilities

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 booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course.
  • 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 at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silentduring 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 of our classes in progress. If you would like to not 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.
  • If you would like more information or advice on courses at the Academy please contact shortcourses@artacademy.org.uk.

£280.00

Places Available!

Fee: £280.00