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A complete list of all of our courses.

Course dates: March 27th - 30th 2017 (Monday-Thursday)

Simon Carter works on location on the Essex Coast creating vigorous and rhythmical drawings of the sea, light, clouds and land. He then takes these drawings to his studio to create expressive responses to them and his memory with acrylics on canvas. On this course he will share his working process. Students will look at the ‘to and fro’ process of drawing outdoors and painting in the studio. Starting with observational drawing students will see how the act of drawing can provide a language for studio painting. Conversely they will see how the painting process alters the kind of drawings that need to be made. Each day there will be time to make drawings as well as time to develop a larger studio painting.

Event Date 27-Mar-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 30-Mar-2017 4:30 pm
Capacity 13
Available places 0
Individual Price £300.00
Tutor Simon Carter

Course Dates: April 3rd - April 6th, 2017 (Monday - Thursday)

Explore and discover how to make abstract work using a wide range of materials and techniques. The materials will be the starting point for the work. Flooding the canvas, glazing, drawing into thick paint and plaster, dissolving paint and coloured pigments are some of the processes that will be explored. Also using the chance factor, together with colour, line, form, including patterns and shapes, to inspire us to intuitively make very exciting paintings. The course will evolve and new elements will be added as part of the process. There will be demonstrations by the tutor and we will be looking at artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Gillian Ayres, Alexis Harding, Tapies, Yves Klein, Julian Schnabel, Frank Stella and more.

‘Helen's course was fantastic, I learnt a great many techniques and enjoyed her direct approach’.

‘I've gone back to college refreshed and ready to accept what may feel uncomfortable in my work - tutors have already noticed a change in my mark making and use of colour’.

Event Date 03-Apr-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 06-Apr-2017 4:30 pm
Capacity 12
Available places 5
Individual Price £320.00
Tutor Helen Turner
£320.00 5

Course Dates April 7th, May 12th, June 9th

By registering here you are booking for all the weeks in the term.

This course is for experienced practitioners, whatever your medium, who want to use drawing as a primary form for research and experimentation. Facilitated by Katie Sollohub as the main tutor, there will be visiting artists, lunchtime talks, and group discussion. Students will be encouraged to work independently, guided through their own projects, and expected to share their work through group crits and presentations. The numbers will be kept low (9 students) in order to allow maximum space and manageable discourse (applications will be carefully selected to ensure this is the right course for you)

Event Date 07-Apr-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 07-Apr-2017 4:30 pm
Capacity 10
Available places 3
Individual Price £225.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
£225.00 3

Monday and Tuesdays monthly. The course dates are April 10th & 11th, May 8th & 9th, June 5th & 6th.

By registering here you are booking for all the weeks in the term.

Development into more substantial work. This is a chance to get submersed in a subject and really explore and enjoy the sensations and characteristics of the materials using more freeing techniques, enabling an individual approach to the figure in movement. All 3 terms will have slide shows of artists work, demonstrations and the opportunity to work from the model to help guide the students in a more expansive way.

Event Date 10-Apr-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 11-Apr-2017 4:30 pm
Capacity 12
Available places 7
Individual Price £420.00
Tutor Helen Turner, Gary Goodman
£420.00 7

Thursdays Fortnightly. This course consists of 6 sessions in the term. You can only book for a whole term. By registering here you are booking for all the weeks in the term.

Course dates are April 20th, May 4th & 18th, June 1st & 15th 2017

Our inspiration this year will come from visits out into the landscape. In the summer term we will continue ongoing work and also go out again to capture the changing seasons. Everyone will have made a cohesive body of large and small work on canvas, board and paper.

Event Date 20-Apr-2017 9:30 am
Event End Date 20-Apr-2017 4:30 am
Capacity 12
Available places 0
Individual Price £325.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub, Emily Ball & Nick Bodimeade
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