Courses - Emily Ball @ Seawhite

These contemporary painting courses offered by Emily Ball studios have been running for 20 years. Emily Ball and her colleagues specialise in teaching painting and drawing. A wide variety of artists attend the courses and they all share a passion for art and their desire to be more adventurous and innovative.

This course is suitable for students with little or no experience of handling paint. It is also suitable for anyone who painted a long time ago and is feeling very rusty. Equally, it is ideal if you are wanting to change from acrylics to oils, or oils to acrylics, and would like guidance moving into a new medium. This course will teach you how to handle paint in a free and experimental way, encouraging you to play, to love the material of paint, to let go of any inhibitions. Not so much a technical ‘how to’ course, but a hands on, informative, step by step introduction to the process of painting in your own way. Suitable for absolute beginners and those who are unsure of how to loosen up. You will be encouraged to continue practising the processes given in the weeks between each part of the course and to bring your work to get feedback on during the following sessions.

By registering for Part 1 you are registering for Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3.

This course and the work produced grows and unfolds over 3 terms. Inspired by the exhibition 'Matisse in his Studio' at the RA in 2017 and the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A (June - November 2018) both showing the personal belongings that appear in their paintings, we invite students to bring their own objects to the studio. The objects that we have in our home are often symbols of our own personal history - a souvenir, a family heirloom, a postcard, or simply an abandoned coffee mug....each object tells a story.