SURREY DRAWING & PAINTING STUDIO
FETCHAM AND LEATHERHEAD
SPRING TERM 2020
BRIGHTON OIL PAINTING AND DRAWING
Spring Term 9th January - 26th March 2020
Thursdays 11am - 2pm
Half term 20th February - no class
For students based in East Sussex we have a new Oil Painting and Drawing Studio in Brighton. The course is comprehensive, suiting beginners and more experienced painters alike. It includes still life painting, head and figure drawing and painting, plein-air practice and a spring trip to British Museum to copy Masters drawings.
FETCHAM DRAWING STUDIO
Fetcham Reading Rooms, Surrey
Spring Term 17th January - 3rd April 2020
Fridays 5pm - 7pm
Half term 21st February - no class
In this Foundation Drawing Class students will be introduced to traditional working procedures and methods of drawing from life. Students will develop confidence in their abilities and be able to move into more advanced subjects. The development of a robust drawing practice provides the foundation for studying painting and for further study in visual arts.
All lessons arranged in consecutive order, getting more complex by the end of the year. The curriculum will be varied from simple exercises at the beginning, cast and still life drawing - to solving more complex problems like drawing a human head and possibly figure. By the end of the course you should be able to arrange your drawing on paper, to use linear and aerial perspective, to understand how the form is built and to use tone. Every year we organise free trips to the Royal Academy Library and to the British Museum Print Room to copy the works of Masters. The programme offers an excellent opportunity to get a quality education at a lower cost.
LEATHERHEAD OIL PAINTING STUDIO
Leatherhead Institute, Surrey
Spring Term 11th January - 28th March 2020
Saturdays 9.30am - 12.30pm
Half term – 22nd February - no class
This is the introductory course into the most versatile and exciting of all mediums. Step-by-step the tutor will take you through the basic principles and practical aspects of painting with oils. Students will learn to look at the subject as a painter and how to organise their work. Some essential elements such as composition, colour, tone and line will be introduced and built upon. Each project will begin from preparatory pencil and oil sketches and progress to a full-scale careful observational study.
Working straight from life, students will learn the importance of light, painting ‘quickly’ – maximising the effect of simple brush strokes, they will learn ways of responding to the subject, to improvise and to convey feeling and atmosphere in their paintings. The course will touch upon some important aspects of the history of early modern painting to inspire students in their work.
The tutor will offer numerous demonstrations including all stages of painting.
I also offer private lessons on a one-to-one basis at my studio at home. For more information click here