LIFE/PORTRAIT PAINTING CLASSES
JANUARY – MARCH 2016
ALL-DAY LIFE/PORTRAIT CLASSES UPSTAIRS IN THE RAM – ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED …
… WORK IN COLLAGE, PAINT, DRAWING MATERIALS & EXPERIMENT WITH IDEAS AND APPROACHES FOR ALL ARTISTS, WHATEVER YOUR EXPERIENCE AND INTENTIONS
To make sure of your place (only 6 artists’ places are available for each class) pay £95 per class below, using the Paypal buttons:
MODERN LIFE: THURSDAY 7th January, 2016:
DRAWING/PAINTING from LIFE CLASS – Creative thinking about studies from the figure, looking at AUERBACH ….
FACE: THURSDAY 21st January, 2016:
DRAWING/PAINTING from THE FACE – Thinking about portraiture through the troubled eyes of GIACOMETTI …..
HER GAZE: THURSDAY 4th February, 2016:
DRAWING/PAINTING from the reclining female figure – vigorously challenging the male gaze with the help of JOFFE, REGO and DUMAS
ODALISQUES: THURSDAY 18th February, 2016:
DRAWING/PAINTING starting from MATISSE‘s crouching figures – leading us somewhere else …
TRACINGS: THURSDAY 3rd March, 2016:
DRAWING/PAINTING from the reclining figure – updating our use of line and space TRACEY EMIN and SCHIELE make unlikely bedfellows
HYMN: THURSDAY 17th March, 2016:
DRAWING/PAINTING from the male figure – expect exuberant drawing and dynamic painting ….
HEADING OUT: THURSDAY 31st March, 2016:
DRAWING/PAINTING from the head – open-ended and experimental approaches to the portrait …
Alternatively, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange to pay by Cheque or BACS.
“I teach a language, not just how to copy – copying is certainly a skill, but each artist needs to do something rich and rhythmic with their ability. My approach, using led exercises, ensures that both the teacher and the students are always on the edge of discovering something new. We are all in it together, for the first time. Art, like language, has a structure, a pattern, a syntax and the common strands in visual experience can be taught and learnt. It is up to the individual to use that language with the infinite variety of individual expression. This is a liberating approach: we all might not have the skills or inspiration of a great master, but everyone who really wants to draw, can begin to make a connection between their inner and outer worlds and communicate through art.”
Every class starts with a short slideshow to introduce that day’s theme.
Matisse: A new painting should be a unique thing …. the artist should call forth all of her energy, sincerity and the greatest possible modesty in order to push aside the old clichés that come so readily to hand
Classes are just £95 per day – ALL MATERIALS, & TUTORING WILL BE PROVIDED, including easels, boards, oil paints, brushes, palettes, dippers, rags, knives etc., as well as an ample supply of drawing materials and papers.
All you will need to bring is a sketchbook.
We are upstairs in a pub, so coffee, lunch and a post-course tea or something stronger are all on hand!
As ever, we will explore the works of old masters and new masters alike as stimuli to help you find your own strengths as an artist, in an informed way. Each week, we will focus on a particular aspect, skill or technical discovery from an artist or movement so that you will build up a collection of skills.