|Course Dates||Saturdays, 13th January - 23rd March 2024|
|Times||2pm - 4.30pm|
|Location||Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR|
|Recommend booking before||Friday 22nd December 2023|
This course focuses on developing each student’s style of painting, both through pushing creative expression and refining technical ability. By working from the model, and by developing a creative project, students will explore multiple ways of using paint to convey a certain message or feeling. Suitable for students working in Oils or Acrylics.
In this course you will explore the following:
– Painting using a life model
– Narrative and expression
– ‘Hybrid’ painting – emulating other artists work and combining it with your own
– Time to develop personal projects
In the first part of the course students will be working from the figure, developing core painting skills whilst also reflecting on their use of paint. Students will develop a series of artworks, from quick sketches to longer more developed pieces. The focus will be on developing expressive paintings through their specific use of colour, composition and brushwork. You will also be exploring other artists work and develop an understanding of how paint can be used to coney a variety thoughts and ideas.
In the second part of the course students will work on a personal creative project. Students will be guided step by step through the process of developing an idea, collecting source material and references, experimenting with different techniques and approaches, before the final execution. By looking at contemporary and historical artists, and through dialogue with the group, students will develop their creative and critical awareness. This course would be a great follow on from Panting: Stage 3 or Portrait Painting.