News from Sunningwell School of Art

December short courses just announced! See here 

We are planning a range of new courses for the Autumn term, details are still being finalised. In addition to a new life drawing class on Thursday evenings and new sculpture classes there is also a new course entitled ‘Absolute Beginners Pick and Mix’ to take place on Friday mornings.

New on Fridays 10am – 12 noon

Absolute Beginners Pick and Mix

Course Fee: 5 weeks: £100, or 2 courses (10 weeks) £190

This is a series of 6 introductory courses especially for beginners running across one academic year.

There are two, five-week courses each term, and all 6 together provide a good grounding within each subject area. They are designed to be taken consecutively but they can also be taken in isolation, so you can ‘pick and mix’, and all your materials are supplied.

Please check our ‘courses’ section for all the latest information.

*Coming Soon* – NEW COURSE

Marcus Hodge is an established portrait and equine painter who studied in Spain.  He will be joining us in the spring term to teach classical oil painting, suitable for all levels, details of Marcus’s work can be found via this link.

More information to be available here very soon!

In addition a whole range of short courses are now available, please see ‘short courses‘ section for more formation.

Other new courses also currently being planned are:

Autumn Term 2019

Introducing Drawing.

A chance to learn some drawing skills using willow charcoal, conte crayon, compressed charcoal, graphite sticks, graphite pencils, putty and plastic rubbers and inks. Working directly from observation, still life and outdoors, weather permitting.

Introducing colour.

Understanding how colours work, and how to introduce them into your drawing. Working with oil pastels, chalk pastels and acrylics. Working directly from observation. Still life based.

Spring Term 2020

Introducing Watercolour

Painting and drawing in this medium will involve looking at how the paint behaves, specific techniques, working from still life and the outdoors, weather permitting.

Introducing Acrylics

Taking a look at different types of brushes and tools that can be used with acrylic paints, mark making and exploring the possibilities of different acrylic mediums and extenders.

Summer Term 2020

Introducing Oils

Experiencing the paint itself, looking at brushes, tools, techniques, translucence, mediums, and how to draw with paint.

Introducing Mixed Media.

What is it? This brings together aspects of the other 5 courses and introduces the student to the possibilities that open up when you incorporate such things as collage, textiles and texture alongside charcoal paints, and inks


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