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Floribunda - Pre-recorded

Now Offered as an Pre-recorded Online Course - You can start the course any time between June 24th 2020 and September 30th 2021. You can have access to the films for as long as you need. This is a pre-recorded version of the live online course that I did in May. It is created as a 4 day course and each days recording is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes long. It provides demonstrations and explanations of the processes and exercises that I offer. These are designed to help artists tackle the subject in a way that is expressive, personal and more intuitive. It also suggests ways to navigate the creative process and the journey that a body of work takes . The joy of being able to offer these recorded sessions is that you can work in your own studio space and at your own speed. You can watch them several times over and at a pace to suit your daily timetable. You can take much longer than four days if you need to. Once you have completed the course and made work, which does not have to be finished, you can send me images. I will enjoy looking at them and give you emailed feedback about what you have done and advice about how you might go forward..

Start Date 24-Jun-2020
End Date 30-Sep-2021
Registration Start Date 24-Jun-2020
Last Booking Date 30-Aug-2021
Price £120.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda_online_pre_recorded.pdf
Holding the Present - Online

Online Course Start a daily practise that becomes a personal project and a body of work

This course gives you exclusive access to a pre-recorded 20 minute film where Emily shares with you a process that is fundamental to her practise as a painter. Also part of the fee is a one hour, one to one, online tutorial to help you create and sustain a personal project that you can develop into a substantial body of work. In the film Emily does practical demonstrations and shares her thoughts and decision making as she works. She talks about the potential application of this way of working and how it can help you open out the possibilities of the subject.

Start Date 04-Aug-2020 10:00 am
End Date 30-Dec-2020 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-Aug-2020
Last Booking Date 23-Dec-2020
Price £70.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details Holding_the_Present_course_description.pdf
The Working Landscape - Pre-recorded

Online Course - Pre-recorded The Working Landscape is a practical drawing and painting course led by Simon Carter. It comprises of four separate films, each one giving processes and inspiration for a days work in your own studio. However, the joy of having the films is that you can pause, rewind and revisit aspects of the film at your own pace. You can start when you want and take as long as you would like to complete it. The course gives you the opportunity to follow Simon in his working routines. His critically acclaimed paintings, in response to his local landscape, are masterful examples of the powerful, poetic beauty that paint can create when delivered with the confidence and experience of a professional artist. It is a rare opportunity to look over his shoulder as he walks and draws in the landscape, and as he draws and paints in the studio.

Start Date 20-Oct-2020
End Date 21-Jan-2022
Last Booking Date 13-Jan-2022
Price £160.00
Tutor Simon Carter
Course Details the_working_landscape_pre_recorded.pdf
Painting the Colour Theatre - Pre-recorded

Colourful experiments in observation and abstraction

Pre-recorded Course You can start the course any time between November 2nd 2020 and December 30th 2021. You can have access to the films for as long as you need. 

A three-day playful and experimental workshop in which you will make a minimum of 10 optically dynamic abstract paintings in response to a pair of evolving, highly coloured still lives constructed in modified and painted cardboard boxes. The paintings will be visually informed by the Colour Theatre still lives but not be slavish copies. Seeking instead a painterly visual equivalence for the three dimensional richness of the Theaters. The Paintings and the Theatres will be changed in response to each other.

Start Date 02-Nov-2020
End Date 30-Dec-2021
Last Booking Date 01-Dec-2021
Price £130.00
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
Course Details the_colour_theatre_online.pdf
Colour on Colour - Light and Expression - Pre-recorded

Online Course You can start the course any time between November 2nd 2020 and December 30th 2021. You can have access to the films for as long as you need. 

This 3 day course is all about becoming more knowledgeable and confident when mixing and using colour in your paintings. For the purposes of this workshop Emily demonstrates with a range of good quality acrylics and mediums on paper, but all of the principles are relevant for oils too. We will be working with a selection of 3 or 4 of each of the primary colours, plus white. With these we will mix an infinite range of colours.

Start Date 02-Nov-2020 10:00 am
End Date 30-Dec-2021 12:00 pm
Last Booking Date 01-Dec-2021
Price £130.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details colour_on_colour_online_pre_2020.pdf
Constructing a Landscape Painting - Pre-recorded

A Pre-recorded Course You can start the course anytime between November 18th 2020 and December 1st 2021. You can have access to the films for as long as you need.

A 3 day course during which you will ‘construct’ three large (A1+) paintings( on a choice of supports- stretched canvas, MDF or ply board, or Heavy duty paper), using visual material gathered from a variety of sources. You will be asked to choose an outside space as your subject matter or resource, such as your garden, a local park or nearby wood. This visual material will include the making of quick drawings and paintings on paper, recording interesting forms, light and shadows, and the collecting of any objects and artefacts that would present interesting shapes and forms to work from. This accumulated visual matter will then be used as the starting materials and basis with which to embark on the three larger paintings, which will be made by employing a whole variety of methods, including- collage, experimental mark making, glazing, and paint transfer methods.

Start Date 18-Nov-2020 10:00 am
End Date 30-Dec-2021 12:00 pm
Last Booking Date 01-Dec-2021
Price £130.00
Tutor Joe Packer
Course Details joe_packer_constructing_a_landscape.pdf
The Painting Group  - Term 2 - SPRING

Course Dates: January 11 & 12, February 8 & 9, March 8 & 9,  2021

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

This monthly course provides help and support for experienced painters to become confident in establishing and sustaining a good regular working practise and a flow with their work. Both Emily and Julian focus on ways of inspiring a creative energy by giving talks, creating helpful exercises, giving demonstrations and one to one tutorials. Working as a group and individually each artist is helped to put more intensity and content into the work. Artists are given strategies to prevent hesitation, being stuck or bored. Artists need to bring their own subject, studies and on going work to each session. Being part of a group of like minded artists, and attending this course regularly over the year, will help each artist produce a strong and significant body of work, build confidence, independence and trust in their own creative abilities and intuition.

Start Date 11-Jan-2021 9:30 am
End Date 12-Jan-2021 4:30 pm
Price £450.00
Reference PG/2021/0111/TC
Tutor Julian Brown
The Creative Painting Space - Term 2 - SPRING

Course Dates January 13 - 15 (Wednesday - Friday) 2021

Choose which sessions in the year you would like to come. Booking ahead is essential to secure your place.

These sessions are designed for artists who need encouragement and support to become more confident and self-motivated with their painting. Artists bring their own subject and the tutor helps them to unpack, research and create their own personal practice, in order to help their work evolve and for them to see the creative possibilities more clearly. As part of the course the tutors also do talks showing the work of other artists. We explore using new materials and tools to play with to refresh and add to what you are doing. In conjunction with this we create practical, creative exercises to unpack the process of painting. Each student is given individual critiques and tuition as well as benefiting from working with a group of like minded artists. Three consecutive days gives the space and time to really see progress and to get absorbed in your work.

Start Date 13-Jan-2021 9:30 am
End Date 15-Jan-2021 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference CPS/2021/0113/TC
Tutor Emily Ball
Embodied Drawing - January - Online

Online Course January 18-20 (Monday – Wednesday) 2021

Image by Sarah Ketelaars

This course is for students wishing to expand their drawing practice and find new limits, beyond the scale of your average drawing, by working large, freely, involving body and breath. You will be your own model, working on 2 or 3 large sale drawings, and guided by Katie’s exercises and meditation. She will encourage you to experiment, layer, develop and change the drawings over the course of 3 days.

Start Date 18-Jan-2021 10:00 am
End Date 20-Jan-2021 12:15 pm
Price £165.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
Course Details embodied_drawing_online_october_20210118.pdf
The Painting Group  - Term 2 - SPRING

Course Dates: January 11 & 12, February 8 & 9, March 8 & 9,  2021

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

This monthly course provides help and support for experienced painters to become confident in establishing and sustaining a good regular working practise and a flow with their work. Both Emily and Julian focus on ways of inspiring a creative energy by giving talks, creating helpful exercises, giving demonstrations and one to one tutorials. Working as a group and individually each artist is helped to put more intensity and content into the work. Artists are given strategies to prevent hesitation, being stuck or bored. Artists need to bring their own subject, studies and on going work to each session. Being part of a group of like minded artists, and attending this course regularly over the year, will help each artist produce a strong and significant body of work, build confidence, independence and trust in their own creative abilities and intuition.

Start Date 08-Feb-2021 9:30 am
End Date 09-Feb-2021 4:30 pm
Price £450.00
Reference PG/2021/0208/TC
Tutor Emily Ball