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Floribunda - Spring

 Course dates: April 30th -   May 3rd 2019 (Tuesday - Friday)

Spring is a magic time of year that moves all too fast as nature wakes up and blooms. Embrace the energy of spring with four days exploring ways of courageously handling luscious paint to create paintings that go beyond safe, traditional flower paintings. The subject is full of colour, texture and sculptural form......a gift for painting. The course will be packed with demonstrations, exercises and finished paintings to take away with you.

Start Date 30-Apr-2019 9:30 am
End Date 03-May-2019 4:30 pm
Price £380.00
Reference F/2019/0430SC
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda spring 30 april - 3 may.pdf
380.00 £
Floribunda - Spring

 Course dates: May 7th -   May 10th 2019 (Tuesday - Friday)

Spring is a magic time of year that moves all too fast as nature wakes up and blooms. Embrace the energy of spring with four days exploring ways of courageously handling luscious paint to create paintings that go beyond safe, traditional flower paintings. The subject is full of colour, texture and sculptural form......a gift for painting. The course will be packed with demonstrations, exercises and finished paintings to take away with you.

Start Date 07-May-2019 9:30 am
End Date 10-May-2019 4:30 pm
Price £380.00
Reference F/2019/0510SC
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda spring 7-10 May.pdf
380.00 £
The Painting Group  - Term 3

Course Dates AMay 13th & 14th, June 24th & 25th 2019

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 13-May-2019 9:30 am
End Date 14-May-2019 4:30 pm
Reference PG/2019/0401TC
Tutor Emily Ball, Julian Brown
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The Creative Painting Space

Course Dates May 15th - 17th ( Wednesday - Friday ) 2019

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 15-May-2019 9:30 am
End Date 17-May-2019 4:30 pm
Price £225.00
Reference CPS/2019/0515TC
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
225.00 £
Large-Scale Expressive Drawing

 Course dates: May 20th 2019 (Monday)

Working from the figure, we will discuss and explore ways of developing these observations into larger pieces.

We will explore dynamic approaches to mark-making and materials that will give you confidence in making your own creative decisions and selections.

Price includes model fee and materials

Start Date 20-May-2019 9:30 am
End Date 20-May-2019 4:30 pm
Price £95.00
Reference SCED/2019/0520ODC
Tutor Gary Goodman
95.00 £ 5
Still Life - A personal Life History - Term 3

Course Dates April 11th, May 23rd, June 6th 2019

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

You will make a body of work (both drawings and paintings) from your objects paying special attention fabrics and objects with sumptuous colour, pattern, texture, as well as personal association. Using different approaches to get to know the subject (through touch, writing and memory as well as visually) we will explore the subject beyond the traditional still life. The work produced will be autobiographical, a personal story, a self portrait using objects that mean something to you, or that have metaphorical relevance to your life and loves. Meeting monthly means that Katie and Emily will ask you to do preparation work for each session. The work you do in your own time will be used to inspire paintings and drawings during the class. You will be encouraged to get into the the routine of a daily practice, even if it is just 10 minutes drawing a day.

Start Date 23-May-2019 9:30 am
End Date 23-May-2019 4:30 pm
Reference PLH/2019/0411SC
Tutor Emily Ball, Katie Sollohub
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Painting Surgery Summer Term

Course dates are May 24th 2019

By registering  you are registering for all three sessions. These sessions are practical, to help students develop ongoing work. Nick will provide practical exercises, slide shows of artists work and one to one tutorials. There will be space to put up your work, to stand back and see where you are going with your painting. At the end of each session each student will have practical processes at their finger tips to apply to their work, and a focus to work towards for the next session.

Start Date 24-May-2019 9:30 am
End Date 24-May-2019 4:40 am
Reference PS/2019/0412TC
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
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Expressive Figure Painting From Photographs

Course Dates: May 28th - 30th 2019 (Tuesday - Thursday)

This 3 day practical painting course will explore combining the dramatic potential of the photographic image with the expressive qualities of paint. It’s hard to draw a falling body directly but since Muybridge and his ground breaking photographic studies of the body in motion artists have made use of still and moving image photography to push the boundaries of figure painting.  The course will cover image selection, cropping, editing and composition, gestural drawing, physical paint handling and the expressive potential of colour.   Students will be able to explore a broad range of ideas and approaches, and to produce a large body of experimental painting, which will provide an exciting resource for personal development.

 

Start Date 28-May-2019 9:30 am
End Date 30-May-2019 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference PFPI/2019/0522SC
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
240.00 £ 3
Working from Nature

Course dates: June 3rd - 5th 2019 (Monday - Wednesday)

This is a chance to look deeper at natural forms. The course is about transforming the dramatic natural structures of trees, flowers, pods and seeds into amazing drawings and paintings. Responding to natural forms, you will create using varying scales, materials and approaches. There will be demonstrations and images of artists work for inspiration.

Start Date 03-Jun-2019 9:30 am
End Date 05-Jun-2019 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference WFN/2019/0603SC
Tutor Helen Turner
Course Details Working from Nature.pdf
240.00 £ 8
Still Life - A personal Life History - Term 3

Course Dates April 11th, May 23rd, June 6th 2019

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

You will make a body of work (both drawings and paintings) from your objects paying special attention fabrics and objects with sumptuous colour, pattern, texture, as well as personal association. Using different approaches to get to know the subject (through touch, writing and memory as well as visually) we will explore the subject beyond the traditional still life. The work produced will be autobiographical, a personal story, a self portrait using objects that mean something to you, or that have metaphorical relevance to your life and loves. Meeting monthly means that Katie and Emily will ask you to do preparation work for each session. The work you do in your own time will be used to inspire paintings and drawings during the class. You will be encouraged to get into the the routine of a daily practice, even if it is just 10 minutes drawing a day.

Start Date 06-Jun-2019 9:30 am
End Date 06-Jun-2019 4:30 pm
Reference PLH/2019/0411SC
Tutor Emily Ball, Katie Sollohub
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