SURREY DRAWING & PAINTING STUDIO
FETCHAM AND LEATHERHEAD
AUTUMN TERM 2019
BRIGHTON OIL PAINTING AND DRAWING
Autumn Term 3rd October - 19th December 2019
Thursdays 11am - 2pm
Half term 31st October - 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
Autumn Term 4th October - 20th December 2019
Fridays 5pm - 7pm
Half term 1st November - 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
Autumn Term 5th October - 14th December 2019
Saturdays 9.30am - 12.30pm
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