Drawing & Painting

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Half term runs from Monday 31 May to Friday 5 June.


Beginners Life Drawing with Grant Waters

Mondays from 10am to 12pm from 19 April to 5 July (no class on 3 May) NEW COURSE Course Fee £250 including materials

This is a life class especially designed for beginners. It takes you through, step by step, all the traditional fundamentals of drawing from the life model. You can learn about proportions, scale, how to measure with a pencil and how to capture the stance of the figure. This 10 week course is a rare opportunity to start this great discipline from scratch. All materials included.


Classical Oil Painting with Marcus Hodge

Marcus Hodge is an established portrait and equine painter who studied in Spain. Suitable for all levels, details of Marcus’s work can be found via this link.

CLASSICAL OIL PAINTING CLASSES

Monday evenings 7pm to 9pm from 19 April to 5 July (no class on 3 May)

Course fee is £210

For beginners or more experienced painters, this is a chance to learn or consolidate previously learned skills and further develop them, finding the confidence to pursue one’s own style within the structure of the course. A key principle behind these classes is finding the balance between the essence of the painted object and the skills required in formal representation or the mere appearance of things. With loaded brushes at arm’s length, painted from the shoulder, I hope to encourage students to explore the wonderfully expressive qualities of oil paint. To invite chance, risk and opportunity into their daily practice and above all to enjoy the challenge. This could serve as a single introduction course, or as part of an ongoing series of courses teaching the fundamentals of oil painting. Broadly, the classes develop around proportion, light and dark, colour and composition tailored to the needs of each individual. The vehicle for this would be still life or cast work, as both of these can be carefully controlled and kept very simple or made more difficult, depending on the ability of each student. This allows you to fully focus on the basic underlying principles, rather than be distracted by unnecessary complications.


DRAWING / PAINTING – WATERCOLOUR with George Boyter

Stage 1 & 2: Mon. 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.  (One session with a model) 19 April to 5 July (no class on May 3rd) Fee: £205

Stage 1 & 2: Mon. 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.  (One session with a model)  19 April to 5 July (no class on May 3rd) Fee: £205.00

DRAWING / PAINTING – WATERCOLOUR with Anthony Wilder

Stage 2: Tues. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. 20 April to 29 June  Fee: £200.00

These classes are ideal for students with some experience as well as those slightly more advanced. Watercolour lends itself well to various techniques and ways of applying colour onto paper. Students are encouraged to produce a painting that is not too inhibited. Still life, flowers etc as well as painting outdoors if weather is suitable.


LIFE & FIGURE DRAWING/PAINTING with Sarah Spackman

Mon. 10.00 a.m.-12.15 p.m. £245 – From 19 April to 5 July (no class May 3rd) –  Subject to availability/social distancing

Working directly from the model, this course encourages the development of observational skills. All abilities are welcome, and the emphasis is on enabling the individual to explore the structure and form of the body using a wide range of materials.


CONTEMPORARY PAINTING AND DRAWING, DEVELOP YOUR PRACTICE with Jane Strother

Mon. 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon.  £200  (8 week term commencing 19 April to 21st June with no class on 3 May).

The course provides sequential structured sessions aiming to unpick some of the theory behind a good and interesting composition in colour. You will work on studies and activities useful for representative and more abstracted contemporary painting, with the opportunity to apply your learning to personal project work. Course subject matter will generally be extracted from still life for use as a vehicle for understanding aspects of painting, rather than the focus. Each session will be planned with a specific objective related to colour and composition. You will be encouraged to take an experimental approach with support from the tutor.

Please provide your own materials. Demonstrations will be in acrylics but oils, acrylics and mixed media are all suitable. During the term you’ll need a range of ‘tonal’ and coloured paper for collage, glue, scissors, as well as drawing paper, paints, pencils etc. This is available from the school shop.<br>For the first session you will need large drawing paper A2 or larger, masking tape, both willow and compressed charcoal, a rubber, fixative, white chalk or conte.


DRAW, PAINT, DRAW, FOR CONTEMPORARY PAINTING with Jane Strother

Mon. 1.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. £200 (8 week term commencing 19 April to 21 June with no class on 3 May).

The energy and freshness of initial exploratory drawings can be hard to maintain when moving into paint. This in-depth course aims to enable you to find ‘ways in’ to achieving an equivalent quality in your painting. ‘Ways in’ or strategies will be discussed and demonstrated to help you begin and move on especially at those sticking points when binning it seems the only option.

The content will include demonstrations, exercises, activities and briefs, aiming to develop your use of composition and colour more confidently and with a more abstracted approach. Importantly you will be supported to apply your learning to personal work.

Please bring your own materials. Demonstrations will be in acrylics but oils, acrylics and mixed media are all suitable. During the term you’ll need a range of ‘tonal’ and coloured paper for collage, glue, scissors, as well as drawing paper, paints, pencils, charcoal, fixative etc. This is available from the school shop.

For the first session you will need large drawing paper A2 or larger, masking tape, both willow and compressed charcoal, a rubber, fixative, white chalk or conte.


LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING with Neil Drury

Tues. 10.00 am – 12.30 pm. £290.00 commencing 20 April to 29 June
Tues 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 pm. £240.00 commencing 20 April to 29 June

A course suitable for students with some experience in drawing and painting. Models provide a professional atmosphere for this important area of study. The prime aim is the development of individual creative ability together with the obvious aims concerned with drawing and painting from life-a wide variety of media is encouraged.


LIFE & PORTRAIT DRAWING with Neil Drury

Tues. 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. £240.00 commencing 20 April to 29 June

Working directly from the model. The beginner or the more experienced will be encouraged to value both creativity and technical accomplishment. Therefore basic or advanced instruction will be available, through personal tuition, to enable each student to realise their technical and creative potential. Media: Oil, Acrylic or any drawing media.


PAINTING (All MEDIA) with Clova Stuart-Hamilton

Wed. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon. £200 Commencing 21 April to 30 June

Theme based studies will be provided, allowing for the development of ideas and responses in creative and personal directions.  The course offers the opportunity to improve drawing and painting skills and to experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques.  This course is suitable for beginners and for the more experienced artist.


DRAWING AT THE EASEL with Allyson Austin

Wed. 10.00 a.m.-12 noon. £200 Commencing 21 April to 30 June

An exploration and investigation of all aspects of drawing from observation. Using mixed media, the focus is on learning how to see, interpret and record from still life.

Teaching is based around the formal elements of drawing such as line, tone, composition, volume, scale, weight, positive and negative and many others. Suitable for those with some experience of drawing.


IMAGES AND IDEAS (ALL MEDIA) with Allyson Austin

Wed. 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. £200 Commencing 21 April to 30 June

This course is theme/project based and encourages students be experimental with mixed media and develop their imagination. Looking at the work of contemporary artists and the exchange of ideas is an important part of the course.  Suitable for those with some experience of the creative process.


PAINTING IN GOUACHE AND ACRYLIC – with Clova Stuart-Hamilton  

Wed. 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. £200 Commencing 21 April to 30 June

This is a course suitable for beginners with some experience as well as the more advanced student who would like to develop and gain experience in using gouache and/or acrylic. The aim of the course will concentrate on the application of the materials, through composition, techniques and colour studies, allowing students the opportunity to produce paintings in personal and creative directions.


PAINTING & DRAWING (In Acrylics and Oils) with Ruth Swain

Wed. 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. £210 commencing 21 April to 30 June (2 weeks model)

The course is suitable for those with some previous experience who want to extend their skills. Work will be based on observation, but you will also be encouraged to use your imagination. There will be two sessions per term using a life model. The study of contemporary artists’ work is part of the course.


PORTRAIT & COSTUME DRAWING & PAINTING with Neil Drury

Thurs. 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. £290.00 commencing 22 April to 1st July
1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. £240.00 commencing 22 April to 1st July

Working in a medium of your choice, we will explore the richness of form, colour and texture to be found when depicting the clothed model, as well as aspects of scale, stylization and ‘likeness’ in portraiture. Suitable for students with some experience.


EXPERIMENTAL MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES
INCOPORATING DRAWING & PAINTING with Charlotte Houlihan

Thurs. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. £200 commencing 22 April to 1 July

A mixed media course exploring a variety of techniques and media.  Participants will be able to develop skills in composition, mark making, layering and combining different media to create successful compositions.


LIFE DRAWING FOR ALL with Ruth Swain

Thursday: 7pm-9pm £120 commencing 27 May to 1 July 

This is an open life class suitable for students (beginners, intermediate and experienced) who would like to both learn how to draw the model and have a bit more taught time to enhance their practice. Take the opportunity to learn all aspects of life drawing through all media, or some extra practice to develop your skills if you are experienced.


Intermediate Fine Art with Laura Degenhardt

Friday: 10:00-12:00. £210 commencing 23 April to 2 July

Suitable for those with a little bit of experience.

These sessions are focussed on developing a basic knowledge of painting and drawing skills through experimentation and technique. Students will have the opportunity to  study colour theory and colour mixing through both wet and dry mediums.


Absolute Beginners Class 

– Introducing Oils (5 weeks) with Laura Degenhardt

Friday: 13:00-15:00. £105 taking place on the 28th May, 11th June, 18th June, 25th June and 2nd July

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

Each of these introductory sessions will have a technical focus to build knowledge about the way that oil paint works, and confidence in using oil paint in an individual way.  Using still life as the subject, the course allows for experimentation with colour, tone, composition, and mark making to build a finished painting.

All materials are supplied.


LIFE & FIGURE DRAWING & PAINTING with Laura Degenhardt

Sat. 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon 6 weeks commencing 24 April to 29 May course fee £132

The prime aim is the development of individual creative ability together with the obvious aims concerned with drawing and painting from life – a wide variety of media is encouraged.

DRAWING/PAINTING (mixed media) with Sarah Wenden

Sat 10.00 am-12 noon 4 weeks commencing 12 June to 3 July £80

Working mainly from still-life, starting with close observation, students are then encouraged to experiment with different media, while developing their interpretation of the subject.  Collage, acrylic and oil paint may be used alone or in any combination.  Some experience of drawing would be helpful, not suitable for beginners.



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