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Friday 22nd January to Friday 26th March 2021
From Observation to Abstraction
With Celia Forestal Smith
This course will give you the opportunity to develop a sense of what is important to you as a visual artist, what materials and tools work best for you, thus creating your own unique style in your painting practice. You will learn how to draw an object (or draw from a photograph) from observation, simplify and break it down into the visual elements which create your own style of Abstract painting. It is a delicate balance of keeping certain visual elements and completely letting go at the same time! There is nothing more exciting! BEFORE the class starts you need to choose an OBJECT or a PHOTOGRAPH you would like to work from.
Further details on the course are available by clicking the "Book Now" button below.
All necessary materials will be provided.
Celia is also running an online version of this course. The price of this course is £250 and payment should be made to Celia by Tuesday 5th January.
Bank details on request via email
Once payment has been made, you will be invited to join the private Facebook group called ‘Celia’s Art Class’. This will be our virtual classroom where you can post photos of your artwork, see content of the course, get feedback from the tutor and chat to other participants etc. You will receive an email from Celia one day before the class, inviting you to join the meeting via your zoom link.
Self-led Life Drawing & Painting Classes will start up again on 31st October, 2020 from 2pm - 5pm
Untutored drop-in class offering the opportunity to work from the nude model. Short and long poses. Suitable for all levels from those with limited or no experience to professional artists.
Price for drop in is : £12 per person
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Studio Practice Course
16th January, 2021 - 10am - 2pm
Kenneth Le Riche
This 9 week course on Thursdays invites individuals who are already creating their own work to develop and expand their art practice under the guidance of experienced tutor and practicing artist, Kenneth Le Riche.
This is a practical course that will be structured around students continuing their own work whether that be drawing, painting, and/or mixed media. There will be individual tutorials which aim to identify the core of each student’s practice and devise strategies to take it forward. The course will provide students with critical feedback on their work, introduce new practical skills and advice on how to continue in the weeks to follow. There will be some seminars and powerpoint presentations relevant to the students’ work.
The studio will be equipped with a range of core materials for students to use; including pencils, graphite sticks, willow charcoal, compressed charcoal, chalk, ink, pastels, acrylic paints, oil paints, solvents, binders, pigments, and paper. Students may also wish to bring any additional materials of their choice.
Refreshments and snack lunch included.
Course fee: £360 Private course
Kenneth Le Riche