Short Courses

If you are interested in enrolling in any of our courses you can register below. If the course has reached capacity you will be added to our waiting list. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Drawing and Painting the Head

Course dates: February 27th - March 1st

Painting and drawing the head is more than just about getting a likeness. It is about form, and expression, the direction and quality of the mark. It is about the gaze, the character of the pose, the turn of the head, the angle of the neck, the light.

Start Date 27-Feb-2019 9:30 am
End Date 01-Mar-2019 4:30 pm
Price £290.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
Course Details Painting and Drawing the head.pdf
290.00 £ 6
Breathing Life into Paint - Through the doorway

Dates: March 11th - 14th 2019 (Monday - Thursday)

Exploratory drawings have direct energy and freshness. Finding ways of getting that equivalent quality into the paint can seem elusive. This course gives you four, full studio days of painting from drawings that you will bring with you, with Simon showing you, through demonstrations and instruction how to use the drawings that you bring..

Start Date 11-Mar-2019 9:30 am
End Date 14-Mar-2019 4:30 pm
Price £320.00
Reference BLIP/2019/0311SC
Tutor Simon Carter
Course Details Breathing Life into paint short course description.pdf
320.00 £ 2
An Orchestra of Colour - expressions of light and sensations (oils) NEW

Course Dates March 18th - 21st 2019 (Monday - Thursday)

The overall aim of this courses is to help you to be confident, playful and intuitive with colour, using oil paints and mediums. To get to this point we will explore four areas: the primary colours and how to mix them; transparency and opacity in paint; tonal values and their relationship to mood and light; and finally, colours and their connection to our sensory experience of the world.

Start Date 18-Mar-2019 9:30 am
End Date 21-Mar-2019 4:30 pm
Price £340.00
Reference OOC/2019/0318SC
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details An orchestra of colour.pdf
340.00 £
Colour, Rhythm and Abstraction - Patterns that Connect

March 25th - 27th 2019 (Monday - Wednesday)

Exploring the beauty of colour through abstraction and pattern, the course will teach you how to create luminosity, rhythm and balance in painting. Starting with some of the rules of composition, over the three days the work will develop through layering, editing, mark making and expression.

Start Date 25-Mar-2019 9:30 am
End Date 27-Mar-2019 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference ODA/2019/0225SC
Tutor Julian Brown
Course Details Colour Rhythm Abstraction.pdf
240.00 £ 8
The Allure of Water on Paper

Date - April 8th 2019 (Monday)

Using a variation of scales including very large cartridge and watercolour paper we will be exploring the wonderful qualities of paper with both water based paint and drawing materials. This 1-day course will start with a talk on the importance of processes in modern painting and be designed to quickly explore the act of painting through some of these different techniques.

Start Date 08-Apr-2019 9:30 am
End Date 08-Apr-2019 4:30 pm
Price £90.00
Reference WOP/2019/0408SC
Tutor Julian Brown
Course Details The Allure of Water on Paper.pdf
90.00 £ 3
Simply Still Life

Course dates: April 23rd - 26th 2019 (Tuesday - Friday)

Suitable for all levels, including beginners. We will be creating simple still life set ups in the studio, bringing a sense of domestic space, though props, objects, fabrics and furniture. The way objects inhabit a space can be so evocative, suggesting something that has, or is about to happen, a half drunk cup, an open book. Still life has also been used by artists as a simple, manageable subject with which to play with much more universal themes, the play of light on forms, the effect of colour and pattern in a composition.

Start Date 23-Apr-2019 9:30 am
End Date 26-Apr-2019 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference SSL/2019/0426SC
Tutor Katie Sollohub
Course Details Simply Still life.pdf
240.00 £ 12
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 £
Painting from Photographic Imagery

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

This course explores how students can use digital photographs and technology to create dynamic and ambitious paintings. There will also be daily slideshows and discussions exploring historical and contemporary approaches to the use of lens-based technology in painting

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
Course Details Photographic IMagery.pdf
240.00 £ 12
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 £ 9