All Courses

Floribunda - Pre-recorded

Now Offered as an Pre-recorded Online Course - You can start the course any time between June 24th and September 30th. 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
Colour on Colour - Light and Expression - Online

Online Course September 28th - 30th (Monday – Wednesday)

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 I will be demonstrating 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 28-Sep-2020 10:00 am
End Date 30-Sep-2020 12:00 pm
Price £165.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details Colour_On_Colour_Sept2020.pdf
The Painting Group  - Term 1 - AUTUMN

Course Dates October 5&6, November 2&3, November 30 & December 1,  2020

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 05-Oct-2020 9:30 am
End Date 06-Oct-2020 4:30 pm
Price £450.00
Reference PG/2020/1005/TC
Tutor Julian Brown
The Creative Painting Space - Term 1 - AUTUMN

Course Dates October 7-9  (Wednesday - Friday) 2020

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 07-Oct-2020 9:30 am
End Date 09-Oct-2020 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference CPS/2020/1007/TC
Tutor Emily Ball
Experiments in Watercolour - October

Online Course Experiments in Watercolour is a three day practical course led by Simon Carter. The course aims to have a fresh look at the medium of watercolour and how it might be used in an expressive, experimental and contemporary way. The course will not be about tech- nique, but will seek to use watercolour in a bold and painterly manner. Students will be working from drawings and will be required to make a series of drawings prior to the course starting.

Start Date 13-Oct-2020 10:00 am
End Date 15-Oct-2020 4:00 pm
Price £105.00
Tutor Simon Carter
Course Details experiments_in_watercolour.pdf
Embodied Drawing - October  - Online

Online Course October 19th - 21st (Monday – Wednesday)

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 19-Oct-2020 10:00 am
End Date 21-Oct-2020 12:00 pm
Price £165.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
Course Details embodied_drawing_online_october_2020.pdf
Drawing and Painting The Clothed Figure - October  - Online

Online Course October 26th - 29th (Monday – Thursday)

Emily is going to set up her studio with screens draped with richly coloured, patterned fabrics and a chair for her daughter to sit for her. This 4 day course offers the opportunity to follow how Emily looks, selects and tackles making studies from life and then how she uses a combination of studies and working directly from the model to make paintings. To take part in the course you will need to have your own model in your studio for 3 out of the 4 days. This could be a member of your family or a friend (if you have a larger space to have 2 or 3 fellow painters to join you then you can work from the same model and set up).

Start Date 26-Oct-2020 10:00 am
End Date 29-Oct-2020 12:00 pm
Price £165.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details Drawing and Painting the Clothed Figure.pdf
The Painting Group  - Term 1 - AUTUMN

Course Dates October 5&6, November 2&3, November 30 & December 1,  2020

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 02-Nov-2020 9:30 am
End Date 03-Nov-2020 4:30 pm
Price £450.00
Reference PG/2020/1102/TC
Tutor Emily Ball
The Creative Painting Space - Term 1 - AUTUMN

Course Dates November 4-6  (Wednesday - Friday) 2020

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 04-Nov-2020 9:30 am
End Date 06-Nov-2020 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference CPS/2020/1104/TC
Tutor Emily Ball