The Confident Painter - Term 1 Week 1
The course dates are October 14th & 15th, November 11th & 12th, 25th & 26th December 9th & 10th.
'The Confident Painter' course is designed to encourage you to become a more self motivated and focused artist. Our aim is to help you to be courageous in your experimentations with the practical and technical skills that you need. We provide ideas to trigger helpful methods of researching and studying your own chosen subjects and projects. All the students that attend are given individual help to develop their own approach to their painting. You will benefit from the group energy and inspiration from seeing the work of other artists; working alongside them, from talks from professional artists and lectures given by the tutors. There are three tutors that guide students sharing their extensive knowledge of the process of painting. Each teaching a particular two day block. Also an extra benefit for your work is the option of working in the studio for a third day untutored (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) to keep up the momentum and make the most of having all your work up and materials out.
At the beginning of the first term it is not necessary for you to arrive with a subject or to know what you want to do. You will be provided with inspiration in the form of practical and thought provoking workshops to help you find your subject and start inventing ways of exploring it. We will look at the ingredients that are necessary to help make good paintings. Some homework will be given to help motivate and guide you between sessions. This will be very important for you to complete so that you have plenty of material to work with during the tutored studio sessions. During the 2nd and 3rd terms you will continue to develop a large body of work.