Autumn begins and Nature slows. As a celebratory finale the colours and majestic shapes of Autumn trees illuminate the landscape; often framed with a slate grey or sharp, clear, pale blue sky. Ornate tapestries of reds, oranges, yellows, browns, greens and purples appear in the canopies that reach skyward and spread out like hanging skirts. This 4 day course is all about capturing and exploring these qualities in drawing and painting.
The first part of the course is provided a week before as a pre-recorded film of Emily and Katie demonstrating different ways of making studies in the landscape. You might have a favourite tree in your garden or you might like to walk in the woods or parkland near your home. Any of these will be a wonderful subject to explore. Being able to make studies outside in situ is vital to ensure that you create work with enough content to paint from. The exercises offer different options and ways of making rich, inventive drawings and colour studies that will be the inspiration for paintings on Days 2- 4 of the course, live streamed from the Seawhite Studio.
Emily and Katie have taught together on many courses over the past 20 years. Their combined extensive knowledge and shared love of teaching makes for a supportive and packed programme of exciting exercises that will guide you through the stages of making work from studies through to painting. They will do demonstrations and talk about their thoughts and decision making as they work in the live sessions. They will provide you time to work along side them in your own studio space, referring to your drawings. They will make suggestions as to how you can continue working in your own studio for the rest of each day.
A gallery page on the website has been set up for students attending the course to post their work on line. The tutors will be able to look at the results of each days work. This will be a way of celebrating your shared experience and gaining extra inspiration. It also gives the tutors the opportunity to see the work and discuss the developments each day. There is also a private Facebook Group page called Autumn Trees online. This is another way of sharing and seeing each others work, but also gving each other feedback; as we are all missing the interaction of working with people in person. Please put a friends request if you would like to part of this group.
At the end of the course Emily and Katie will jointly look through all of your work in the gallery and write feedback and suggestions for how each student might continue the work. This will be emailed to you afew days after the course has ended. Artists to inspire; David Hockney, Chaim Soutine, Paul Nash, Per Kirkeby, Ivon Hitchens, Adrian Berg,
|Start Date||01-Nov-2021 9:30 am|
|End Date||04-Nov-2021 12:30 pm|
|Tutor||Emily Ball,Katie Sollohub|