Prospectus Spring 2019

MONDAY – PAINTING IN OILS WITH CLARE HAWARD

Mondays, daytime and evening sessions
Spring Term Session 1: January 7th – February 11th
Spring Term Session 2: February  25th – April 1st
Daytimes 10.00am-4.00pm
Evenings 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Half term February 18th

  • Learn to paint directly in oil paint
  • Unpack the secrets of great composition
  • Explore colour and how to mix it
  • Work from still life and the human figure
  • Become expert in studio practice
  • Get close support from experts
  • Flexible format – attend all twelve classes or session one or two.

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TUESDAY – IN THE STUDIO WITH DAVID SAWYER

Tuesdays 10.00am-4.00pm
Spring Term Term 8th January – April 2nd
Half term 19th February

This winter David will run most of his sessions in the studio working from still life and video reference to build finished paintings

  • Learn to paint in oils
  • Observational painting from still life and landscape
  • Benefit from the practical experience of a celebrated artist
  • Gain essential studio skills for painting from reference or life
  • Learn to paint quickly and effectively – ideal for landscape painting
  • Work out doors ‘en plein air’ when the weather is agreeable

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TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS – PORTRAITURE WITH ALEX TZAVARAS

Tuesdays or Wednesdays 7.00pm-9.30pm for twelve weeks
Spring Term 8th/9th January- 2nd/3rd April
Half term 19th/20th February
Tutor: Alex Tzavaras

Learning portraiture in oil paint with an expert. Alex’ course is progressive, if you haven’t painted with him before the beginners portraiture is on Tuesdays.

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THURSDAYS – THE ARTIST’S VOICE – REBECCA CARTWRIGHT DE FONTENELLE

Thursdays for twelve weeks
Spring Term January 10th – April 4th
10.00am-4.00pm
Half term February 21st
Tutor: Rebecca Cartwright de Fontenelle

  • Work with a sophisticated professional artist
  • Use narrative to unpack your personal story
  • Map out your own individual process
  • Learn how perceived weaknesses can become strengths
  • Connect your art with your heart
  • Move beyond skills based representation
  • Establish a strong studio practice
  • Gain confidence in a variety of media
  • Release your mojo as an artist

Working from still life and the model in a variety of media close attention we be given to your unique and individual response. *we’ve signed up a fully pregnant model for the first session*

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AN INTRODUCTION TO LIFE DRAWING

Thursday Evenings
Spring term January 10th April 4th
7.30pm prompt until 9.30pm
Twelve week term – sign up for any six

Working from the nude model we explore a variety of drawing methods and you will discover what works for you. We have a demonstration early on in the evening which will introduce a technique or key concept. For beginners this can form the structure for progressive learning, for the more experienced it’s always good to be reminded or just to dust down old skills.

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FRIDAY – SKILLS

A foundation in the elements of visual art
For beginners or advanced artists with gaps in their skills set.
Chief Tutor Simon Dunstan.

Friday mornings 9.30am-12.30pm
Spring Term January 11th – April 5th
Half term February 22nd

  • Learn the essential skills that have supported artists since the renaissance.
  • Study in three week chunks for maximum flexibility
  • Become fluent in your own visual language
  • Dry media and wet media
  • Work from still life and the model

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