|Course Dates||Thursdays: 11th January to 21st March 2024|
|Times||10:30AM - 4:30PM|
|Experience Level||All Levels|
This course is part of our Elective Skills Workshop series. You will be studying alongside students from our pre-degree and degree programmes.
How can we tell a story in a picture? And how can we use the formal elements of painting – composition, spatial dynamics, light, shadow, colour, paint’s materiality and gesture – to go beyond surface appearance to reach for deeper meanings about the protagonists’ inner feelings, about the context of what is being shown, and about what happened before, and what will happen next?
This course will take you through a structured programme exploring how you can answer these questions in your own work. We will draw on the work of both historical and contemporary artists working with narrative. We will have a strong focus on different developmental processes and how these can be used to generate ideas. You will progress from a series of experimental studies to a final narrative painting which reflects your personal interests and language.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Analyse the work of others and apply findings to their own work
- Create multi-figure narrative paintings from a range of sources
- Use collage to develop compositions for narrative painting
- Utilise key elements of visual and painting language to create narrative paintings
- Research, plan and realise a self initiated project
Image / Gavin Maughfling