Set in the Nutbourne Vineyard and The Seawhite Studio, Responding to Nature out in the Sussex Landscape will be our starting point for this five day intensive course, painting both on location and in the studio. Students will have time to really explore the whole process of creating finished paintings that go beyond the first stages of drawing what you see. There will be space for experimentation, risk taking and development of work. Emily and Katie will provide a framework to help students focus on their subject in a way that is open to new possibilities, sharpening their awareness of all the qualities of the subject that could go unnoticed at first glance. Above all there will be time to have a Master Class in handling paint in an expressive and poetic way. Students will be encouraged to be ambitious and perhaps work on a large scale if they wish, taking advantage of the large studio space, materials and input of the tutors. Work created on this course could fuel a whole body of work that lasts a year back in your own studio. It will be an invigorating, productive and exhausting week.
"Art does not reproduce what we see, rather it makes us see". Paul Klee