Realism and Representation
6 weeks, Wednesday Evenings
Begins June 19th 2019
Course Cost: £105 (including materials)
Tutor: Garry Pereira
This course is designed to teach Realist techniques in painting and drawing. It focuses on capturing literal realistic representation within artworks.
Over the 6 weeks you will develop a range of skills and techniques to capture what you observe. You will use a variety of materials and gain confidence in selecting and applying media to explore your ideas effectively.
Introduction to Painting & Art History
6 weeks, Wednesday daytimes
Begins 11th September 2019
10am - 2pm
Course Cost: £180 (including materials)
Tutor: Chris Hann
This 6 week daytime course will introduce you to different painting media, new ways of looking, a glimpse into contemporary art history related to practical work.
There will be lots of possibilities for developing your own ideas, a lot of serious play and fun, as well as the opportunity for discussion about your own work and the work of others and give you a broader understanding of how artists work.
Both beginners and students with some prior knowledge of painting are welcome.
The course will be as follows:-
WEEK 1 Expressive Portraits. Looking at the German Expressionists and Debuffet. Creating a small series of portraits in different media.
WEEK 2 A New Reality. Drawing from a still life group adopting a Cubist method, working in the round and producing a multi - viewpoint drawing. A brief look at Cubism.
WEEK 3 Developing the Cubist drawings into paintings. Discussing further ideas for development.
WEEK 4 A brief look at 2 types of Surrealism, using collage and strange juxtapositions, and automatic responses.
WEEK 5 Abstract Expressionism. Floor paintings based around Jackson Pollock’s work.
WEEK 6 Letters and Numbers. Paintings based around Jasper John’s series of works 0 - 9 (zero through 9).