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Painting the Colour Theatre - Pre-recorded

Colourful experiments in observation and abstraction

Pre-recorded CourseOnce registered, students 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 31-Dec-2025
Last Booking Date 01-Dec-2025
Price £130.00
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
Course Details the_colour_theatre_online.pdf
Colour on Colour - Light and Expression - Pre-recorded

Online Course  Once registered, students 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 31-Dec-2025 12:00 pm
Last Booking Date 01-Dec-2025
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 . Once registered, students 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 31-Dec-2025 12:00 pm
Last Booking Date 01-Dec-2025
Price £130.00
Tutor Joe Packer
Course Details joe_packer_constructing_a_landscape.pdf
John Skinner - A philosophy to paint by

A selection of 8 short films for inspiration (To use in the same way that you would dip into an art book).

John Skinner has been a visiting tutor at the Seawhite Studio for the past 15 years. Twice a year he teaches a Master Class to artists who are serious in their search to find ways to move their work forward and become more poetic. He always generously shares his experience, thoughts and feelings about painting. We have 8 short films made by John available here for you to purchase. In these films John explains his philosophy about the process of making paintings and where his inspiration comes from. Some of these are selected recordings of past talks given by John during the Master Classes, some are poetic films that he has made in France exploring the subjects that fascinate him.

Start Date 09-Dec-2020 10:00 am
End Date 31-Dec-2025 12:00 pm
Last Booking Date 01-Dec-2025
Price £25.00
Tutor John Skinner
Course Details john_skinner_philosophy.pdf
Experiments in Watercolour - Pre-recorded

Experiments in Watercolour - Pre-recorded

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 technique, but will seek to use watercolour in a bold and painterly manner.

As we are more confined to our studios in the current situation, we will gather a group of natural objects to construct a surrogate ‘landscape'. You will need to gather together a group of natural objects prior to the course starting (further instructions below).

For each day there is approximately an hour and a half long video where Simon practically demonstrates and talks about the processes that can be used to explore your subject and build paintings. These demonstrations encourage you to be bold and experimental in your approach.

Start Date 12-Apr-2021
End Date 31-Dec-2025
Last Booking Date 01-Dec-2025
Price £120.00
Tutor Simon Carter
Course Details Experiments in Watercolour - Pre-recorded.pdf
The Creative Painting Space - Winter

Course Dates Dec 8th - 10th (Wednesday - Friday) 2021

Choose which sessions in the year you would like to come. There will be a maximum of 9 students per session to allow for social distancing in the studio. 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 08-Dec-2021 9:30 am
End Date 10-Dec-2021 4:30 pm
Price £300.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Drawing and Painting The Head – Self Portraits - Online

Online Course Time: 10am – 12pm Drawing and painting self-portraits, looking at yourself in the mirror, is a grounding, challenging and invigorating experience. You are in good company as many of the great painters in history made Self Portraits. You are free to invent and take risks, as there is no one to offend or judge the likeness other than yourself.

Start Date 13-Dec-2021 10:00 am
End Date 15-Dec-2021 12:00 pm
Price £150.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details drawing_and_painting_the_head_online.pdf
Painting Surgery - Spring

Course date is Friday Jan 7th 2022

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.

Start Date 07-Jan-2022 9:30 am
End Date 07-Jan-2022 4:30 pm
Price £100.00
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
The Creative Painting Space -  Spring

Course Dates January 12th - 14th (Wednesday - Friday) 2022

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 12-Jan-2022 9:30 am
End Date 14-Jan-2022 4:30 pm
Price £300.00
Reference CPS/2021/0113/TC
Tutor Emily Ball
Painting Surgery - Spring

Course date is Friday Feb 4th 2022

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.

Start Date 04-Feb-2022 9:30 am
End Date 04-Feb-2022 4:30 pm
Price £100.00
Tutor Nick Bodimeade