Paint Fit - Autumn 2021 Studio Retreat

Paint Fit - Autumn 2021 Studio Retreat

This course is all about motivating artists to get working in their studio every day, for 10 days. With daily input from Emily as your Paint Fit Trainer, the course will encourage you to make a positive commitment to your practice and instil a daily work ethic that will become an essential part of your painting routine.

Live from her studio via Zoom, Emily will provide an hour-long workshop each morning, for two weeks (Monday to Friday). These sessions will set you up for the day, providing motivation and demonstrating different techniques. A daily warm up exercise will help focus the attention on being clear and playful; maximising the potential of the materials and for mark making language. The exercises will help you be more fluent with improvisation, phrasing, repetition and creating an exciting visual language that is personal and relevant to the subject; helping you to be ‘Paint Fit’ and ready for the rest of the day.

Emily will give you the tools and courage to find a way forward and make your work more expressive. It can be tough to keep going on your own and it is easy to sometimes feel despondent, so working as a group can help us keep our courage up. There is no individual feedback given by Emily during these sessions but there will be break out rooms for discussion on 4 afternoons during the 2 week course to give the opportunity to meet the other students and also share thoughts and inspiration. There will also be a private Facebook group that you can join to share and discuss your work each day. Emily is part of this group and will also offer comment and suggestions if you are stuck. By the end of the 2 weeks you will have made a lot of work, got into a routine of being in your space and also be armed with some processes and strategies for continuing forward. Emily does not provide the subject matter: you will have this already. So, to get the most out of this course, it is essential that you have lots of studies and perhaps paintings that are already in progress to build and improvise from.

Emily is also happy to give you a tutorial online a few weeks before the course to help you prepare enough studies and feel engaged with your subject. Some students also find it helpful to have a tutorial after the Paint Fit course to review progress and plan the next steps forward. A one hour tutorial costs £70 and half an hour is just £35. Email emily to arrange dates and times This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Details

Start Date 15-Nov-2021 10:00 am
End Date 26-Nov-2021 11:15 am
Price £250.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details paint_fit_autumn_2021.pdf