|Course Dates||Fridays: 12th January to 22nd 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.
Ideal for those wishing to develop a more conceptual approach to painting by expanding their knowledge of contemporary painting through the ideas and techniques that currently inform painting. The course enquiries into the fundamental aspects of painting, mainly ‘what to paint’, ‘how to paint’ and ‘why to paint’. These questions are explored through contemporary painters’ concepts and techniques as well as self-reflections into the dynamics of painting. Students will use these processes to develop paintings that highlight contemporary concerns both personally and in wider society.
The course explores how contemporary paintings are developed and how they reflect our own time. For example, students will look at how contemporary painters are using the proliferation of digital images in society and how this has made the image more disposable and less open to visual critical discourses. This course will also look at how the manipulation of pictorial space can create new and exciting directions in painting – by fragmenting, obscuring and intertwining images into the pictorial space and by using a series of techniques and conceptual approaches that question the normal conventions of background/foreground
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Analyse the work of others and apply findings to their own work
- Conduct research into social and political issues and use knowledge to create paintings
- Analyse the impact of the internet on contemporary painting, applying findings to own paintings
- Analyse the role of the viewer in relation to contemporary painting, applying findings to own paintings
- Think laterally, applying conceptual and technical approaches in creating contemporary painting
- Create paintings that subvert pictorial space, layering and fragmentation of images and explore the relationship between background and foreground
- Research, plan and complete a self initiated project
Image / Neil Morley