Short Courses at Sunningwell School of Art
Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd April 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
EXPLORING COMPOSITION –
STILL LIFE PAINTING WORKSHOP with SARAH SPACKMAN (Waiting list only)
This is a 2-day workshop painting with oils. The first day, students will build simple still life set ups from materials provided. They will then develop a series of studies to address drawing, composition, tonal and colour relationships separately before the final painting. The second day will be a full day painting the still life with oils. All abilities are welcome but some experience of working with oil paint would be preferable.
Cost: £129.00. Maximum: 10 Students.
Wednesday 3rd April 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN WATERCOLOUR with ANTHONY WILDER
A day of watercolour painting for beginners and more experienced painters. The day will start with demonstrations of painting techniques appropriate to the level of experience of the students participating. The immediate surroundings of the school provide some excellent subjects, some easy, some more challenging. If the weather is unkind, miniature landscapes will be set up indoors.
Cost: £68.00. Maximum: 10 Students. Click here to book online.
Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th April, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
PAINTING A COLOURFUL PORTRAIT / ALL MEDIA with NEIL DRURY
Come and enjoy a two-day portrait painting workshop with Suzi, a very lively and colourful model – a real treat! The workshop will suit students with some portrait painting experience and a keenness to learn and be challenged. We will look at lots of examples of the art of portraiture, both past and contemporary, classical and off-beat. This class will boost your skills whatever your artistic interest and direction.
Cost: £157.00. Maximum: 10 Students. Click here to book online
Thursday 4th April 10.00am – 4pm
Mixed Media with Jo Dixon
A Day of Mixed Media – an opportunity to explore and experiment with different media and how they work together. We will, for example, use collage, printing, acrylic paints, ink, pastels, charcoal, and collage in various combinations. Over the day we will aim to complete a range of sample work and possibly a final piece of work, looking at and discussing artists’ work for inspiration.
To provide an opportunity to explore different art media and how they mix and work with each other.
No skills or experience needed, this course is suitable for beginners and improvers.
A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you. You will need to bring some materials that you might want to use for your work.- any images for inspiration or collage papers and materials. Please bring – an apron or old clothes, basic drawing materials, a mixture of brushes and paper to work on – at least A4 preferably A3.
You will need to purchase some materials from the tutor on the day, please bring £10.00 cover charge for materialsCost: £74.00. Maximum: 10 Students.
Friday 5th April 10.00am – 4pm
Drawing the light with the dark – Allyson Austin
We will be producing tonal drawings that are 4ft x 2ft that move away from the prescribed A1 and A2 paper formats…
Part observational / part experimental drawing looking at positive and negative and regularly switching between the two to create ambiguity.
We will be working with charcoal and white conte, chalk, carbon sticks and tortillion (paper stubbs)
Open to all levels including beginners, and especially for those who fancy throwing caution to the wind…
Materials: Drawing boards will be provided. There will be a very small charge for outsize paper and tortillion/ carbon sticks.
Cost: £68.00. Maximum: 12 Students.
Monday 8th April 10.00 am – 3.30 pm
CREATE A PAINTING with RON FREEBORN
Landscape, café culture, figure composition, townscape, interiors …….. Create a painting from sketches, photos etc. Composition, perspective, tone relationships, colour, are all covered.
This is not just a copying exercise.
Students are encouraged to work in their own style on any chosen subject.
We can supply suitable starter material, photos etc.
Cost: £68.00. Maximum: 12 Students.