Art History – History of Western Architecture (From the Classical Era to the Present Day)Course Code: OC2301AH01 Tutor: Daniel Greaney Course Dates: Mondays, 2nd October to 30th October Days: 5 Times: 6.30pm - 8pm Experience Level: All Levels Fee: £110 Location: Online £110.00
Explore how the fundamentals of architecture have influenced the design and function of iconic buildings, from domestic to secular and religious. Trace the development of the Classical style, beginning with the Parthenon in Athens to the Colosseum in Rome. Examine the elaborate decoration of the Gothic era and the Baroque splendour of French châteaux. Consider how European and American Modernist architects, including Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, re-evaluated the function and appearance of their designs to suit a more modern way of living and working. Finally, see how contemporary architects use new materials and production methods in response to present day concerns including the environment or respond to the demands of very specific commissions.
Contemporary Watercolour: the Natural Environment – Online CourseCourse Code: OC2301049 Tutor: Laura Ribbons Course Dates: Wednesdays, 4th October - 8th November 2023 Days: 6 Times: 6.30 - 8pm Experience Level: All Levels Fee: £145 Location: Online £145.00
This NEW course takes an exploratory approach to watercolour, focusing on how the medium can be most effectively used to investigate plants, the environment and the climate crisis. Tutor Laura Ribbons is an experienced contemporary watercolour artist and educator who will guide you through the course week by week and work alongside you, demonstrating a variety of techniques and encouraging students to discover their individual creative voice. Each week we will work through a different theme and develop skills in colour mixing, composition, texture and perspective. As well as this, you will gain a deeper understanding of why watercolours are so suited to the depiction of plants, and what we can learn from plants by studying them from the artist’s perspective.
Drawing the Portrait – Online CourseCourse Code: OC2301027 Tutor: Jessica Routley Course Dates: Wednesdays, 1st November - 29th November 2023 Days: 5 Times: 6.00pm - 8.00pm Experience Level: All Levels Fee: £145 Location: Online £145.00
Have you always wanted to learn to draw portraits? Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced draftsperson, painter, or sculptor it pays to have solid fundamentals of portrait drawing and construction. This is a short but concise course on the key elements of observational portrait drawing. Each week will focus on a different aspect of portrait drawing, building on the previous class, culminating in a final drawing where you will apply all the acquired skills.
Friday MixCourse Code: EC2301315 Tutor: Various Course Dates: Fridays, 6th October - 1st December 2023 Days: 8 Times: 6.30pm - 9.00pm Experience Level: Beginner Fee: £260 Location: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR £260.00
This course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learning new artistic skills, discovering what you enjoy most, and developing creative ideas. Over the ten weeks, students work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Throughout the course, students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills, along with more expressive sculpture and painting. Students will also learn to approach the human figure through drawing, painting and sculpture, before rounding off the course with an introduction to printmaking. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials, and have fun.
Hand Built CeramicsCourse Code: SAT2301047 Tutor: Adele Williams Course Dates: Saturdays, 7th October - 16th December 2023 Days: 11 Times: 10.30am - 1pm Experience Level: All Levels Fee: £340 Location: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR £340.00
This exciting course will teach you how to get started in using clay and create your very own mini collection of ceramic wares, including mugs, bowls, plates and vases. In the run up to Christmas you will also be able to create your own Christmas gifts and decorations.
Throughout the course you will learn core techniques such as coiling, pinching, slab building, as well as decorating methods, to make your bespoke finished wares. You will also have the opportunity to delve into more experimental forms, utilising your new skills to make sculptural objects.
This course will provide a solid understanding and methodology of building and working with clay to make your own creations.
Introduction to Oil Painting with Lucy Smallbone – Online CourseTutor: Lucy Smallbone Location: Online Fee: £40 Experience Level: Beginner £40.00
For beginners and those returning to oil painting, this course is divided into six easy-to-follow lessons that you can take at your own pace. Your tutor, Lucy Smallbone, is an experienced teacher of oil and acrylics at Art Academy London who has a passion for gestural landscape painting. She will explain why she enjoys painting with oils, introduce you to the concepts of tone, colour and colour-mixing, show you four different techniques for applying oil paint and explain how you can plan your own projects and develop a style of your own going forward.
Students need to purchase their own materials for this course. We are not able to provide our painting pack for this course.
Life DrawingCourse Code: EC2301009 Tutor: Alice Clarke Course Dates: Wednesdays, 4th October - 13th December 2023 Days: 11 Times: 6.30pm - 9.00pm Experience Level: Beginner+ Fee: £340 Location: Art Academy London - Red Lion Court, Ground Floor, 44-46 Park St, SE1 9EQ From: £340.00
Understanding the structure of the human figure and the way it is situated within a space is an essential skill for anyone keen to develop their drawing and observational skills. Each week you will have a different theme to explore, working from the life model with guidance from our highly experienced tutor. With an encouraging focus exploring your own approach to drawing, you will work through a series of exercises, using a wide range of materials including charcoal and graphite. This course teaches skills and expressive drawing in a unique way to develop your drawing most effectively, and is suitable for more advanced drawers as well as beginners.
One Day Taster: Watercolour & Ink – 18th NovemberCourse Code: TAS2301T05 Tutor: Laura Ribbons Course Dates: Saturday, 18th November 2023 Days: 1 Times: 10.30am – 4.30pm Experience Level: Beginner Fee: £105 Location: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR £105.00
In this one day taster, course tutor and professional artist Laura Ribbons will gently guide students through the process of exploring two wonderfully dynamic mediums: watercolours and ink. Students will be introduced to a range of techniques and will spend the morning exploring the properties of both and making a series of colour studies. In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity of making a larger work, creating their own composition and working in watercolours, inks or a combination of the two to paint their own still life incoporating plants and objects.
Laura is an experienced tutor and has been working professionally with inks and watercolours for over a decade, she is a passionate advocate for the two mediums. The session is open to both complete begginers and more experienced artists alike and will be relaxed and friendly. Laura believes in taking an exploratory approach to teaching and will support students to test out the medium and to uncover their creative voice.
Painting for BeginnersCourse Code: EC2301013 Tutor: Nevine Fathy Course Dates: Tuesdays 3rd October - 12th December 2023 Days: 11 Times: 5.30pm - 7.15pm Experience Level: Beginner Fee: £290 Location: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR From: £290.00
This is a well-structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before or want to reassess their approach to painting. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate all these elements together in compositions. This course aims to foster self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating environment. Working through a series of exercises you will gain experience and skills in painting still life, self portrait and the interior. Whilst also exploring a more creative approach to painting, helping you establish your own style and identity. This course is a fun and relaxing experience, offering plenty of guidance from the tutor.
Relief PrintmakingCourse Code: D2301PR04 Tutor: Stella Yarrow, Jackie Smith Course Dates: Thursdays, 5th October - 23rd November 2023 Days: 6 Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm Experience Level: All Levels Fee: £365 Location: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR £365.00
This NEW course is ideal for beginners as well as more experienced printmakers. During the six sessions, you will experiment with different relied printmaking techniques, such as linocut and woodcut. In the first three sessions, you will learn to carve a linoleum plate to develop a series of reduction relief prints in multiple colour combinations. The final weeks of the course will focus on creating a multi-plate print edition by carving Japanese plywood plates. Relief printing focuses on form and texture; you will learn to combine the tone, hue and saturation of multiple colours to achieve an edition of prints on archival Italian paper.
Open Access runs on Wednesday evening and Saturday during the day, giving you the opportunity to further develop your printmaking skills.
The studio is a low-toxic environment with dedicated printmaking facilities for professional hands-on learning. Students benefit from the diversity of attendees, taught by internationally renowned printmaking artists at a central location, offering a unique educational experience in London.
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165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
+44 (0) 20 7407 6969
165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
+44 (0) 20 7407 6969
OFFICE OPENING HOURS
Monday – Friday
9.00am – 5.00pm
9.00am – 5.00pm
OPEN UNIVERSITY VALIDATION
Art Academy London is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards.