Thursdays – Landscape Painting with David Sawyer

Thursdays 10.00am-4.00pm
21st September-14th December 2017
Half term 26th October

David Sawyer has been working as a fine artist since he left Canterbury College of Art in the eighties. During that time he’s won many awards and gained plenty of attention. His work often includes architectural motifs which he renders seemingly effortlessly in his impressionistic style. More recently he has been teaching and students appreciate his uncomplicated and direct method and the generous way in which he shares his knowledge. As a seasoned professional he knows every angle of painting and most importantly he knows where to expend his time and energy in order to get his image.

David usually paints ‘en plein air’, (outdoors in front of his subject) but will often bring initial studies back to the studio along with sketches and photographs in order to work up a larger or more resolved painting.

During this course we will be looking at this dimension of landscape painting, there will be forays out on sunny days and we will learn how to gather the imagery we need to work from back in the studio.

We will work mostly in oils and David will cover technical areas like preparing canvases, choice of mediums, supports and all the practicalities of oil painting.  With individual support he will demonstrate and guide us through our paintings covering areas like composition and use of colour.

This course is for mixed ability students, David will work with you personally and where you find yourself and as such will be valuable for accomplished painters and beginners alike.

There will be some outlay on equipment so if you are a beginner either talk to David first or hold off buying your equipment until after the first week, we can lend you equipment for the first session.

The fees for the course are:

12 weeks day class : £600
6 weeks class: £350

Concessions may be available upon request.

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