20th Century United States Art – Online CourseCourse Code: OC2302AH03 Tutor: Daniel Greaney Course Dates: Mondays, 8th January - 5th February 2024 Days: 5 Times: 6.30pm - 8pm Experience Level: Ages 18+, All Levels Fee: £115 Location: Online Recommend booking before: Monday 18th December 2023 £115.00
Although Paris remained the centre of the art world at the beginning of the 20th Century, in the United States, art was progressing at a frantic pace, often independent of developments elsewhere. The gritty realism of the Ashcan School developed in New York at a time when that city was undergoing significant social changes. Two World Wars brought vast numbers of European émigrés to the country, bringing with them trends which influenced their American peers. Abstract Expressionism, credited entirely to the United States shifted the focus away from Europe; America now dominated trends. Pop Art was a perfect reflection of consumer-driven Post-War America. Political change brought about by the Civil Rights and Feminist Movements, broadened the scope of topics an artist might address, an attitude which continues to the present day.
Art & Identity Politics, 1965 to Present – Online CourseCourse Code: OC2302AH05 Tutor: Dr Oriana Fox Course Dates: Tuesdays, 20th February - 19th March 2024 Days: 5 Times: 6 - 8pm Experience Level: All Levels Fee: £115 Location: Online Recommend booking before: Tuesday 30th January 2024 £115.00
This new course explores the impact of identity politics on the practice and curation of visual art from 1965 to the present.
We’ll be taking a closer look at artworks informed by feminism, anti-racism, post-colonialism, class and labour advocacy, LGBTQ+ and disability rights as well as their intersections. These works often represent the artist’s authentic life experiences to counter and interrogate stereotypes, leading to innovations in both the subject matter and form of art.
Such innovations also include the varied forms of activist art, direct action and public intervention aimed at combatting the systematic exclusion of minorities from culture. Activism has informed the re-writing of art history, the curation of exhibitions and the expansion of collections.
Though ‘identity politics’ is a contentious term, students will examine its origins and the contemporary intersectional politics that follow on from it, moving beyond the tokenism that merely extends existing canons, aiming instead to question the very value systems that underpin them.
Creative Sketchbook Techniques – Online CourseCourse Code: OC2302020 Tutor: Jessica Routley Course Dates: Tuesdays, 9th January - 6th February 2024 Days: 5 Times: 6.00pm - 8.00pm Experience Level: Ages 18+, All Levels Fee: £150 Location: Online Recommend booking before: Tuesday 19th December 2023 £150.00
Learn how to experiment with ideas and techniques in this online drawing course! One of the best ways to rapidly improve your art and develop your skills is by sketching daily. We will guide you through a variety of sketching methods, materials and creative ways to use a sketchbook.
You will cover a range of topic and skills including:
– Gathering ideas and sourcing materials
– Abstraction, focusing on colour, form and texture
– Creating and developing images
– Making the most of mistakes to take your work in new directions
– Project planning
We will encourage you to be braver and bolder with your creativity. This course is suitable for beginners and those with a little more experience looking to develop their skills.
Drawing from Photographs – Online CourseCourse Code: OC2302047 Tutor: Alice Perse Clarke Course Dates: Mondays, 8th January - 5th February 2024 Days: 5 Times: 6.00pm - 8.00pm Experience Level: Ages 18+, All Levels Fee: £150 Location: Online Recommend booking before: Monday 18th December 2023 £150.00
As we are holed up for the dark cold winter it can be hard to find inspiring settings to draw from life. This is where photographs come in; they broaden our radius of inspiration far beyond our immediate surroundings but it can be hard to make satisfying drawings from them. During this course you will explore a range of ways to work from and with photographs. You will learn techniques for drawing with accuracy as well as ways to breathe life into your drawings as wel as being given a chance to experiment with the types of drawings you want to make.
Sometimes you will need physical copies of the photographs you want to work from (please see component sheet for details). If you don’t have access to a printer you may want to cut some out of newspapers or magazines. You don’t need to work from your own photographs however we would recommend trying to snap photographs in the week running up to the course of people/scenes/objects that inspire you.
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.
Landscape Painting: A Sense of Place – Online CourseCourse Code: OC2302055 Tutor: Tom Voyce Course Dates: Wednesdays, 10th January - 7th February 2024 Days: 5 Times: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Experience Level: Ages 18+, All Levels Fee: £150 Location: Online Recommend booking before: Wednesday 20th December 2023 £150.00
In this exciting online Landscape painting course, artist Tom Voyce will teach you how to capture the essence of landscapes through painting. Over five weeks, the course will focus on exploring how to create a sense of place in the depicted landscape, through composition, colour mixing, light and tone.
Each week we will explore different themes and topics, such as:
– Capturing composition
– Colour mixing and application techniques
– Working across several images at once, in stages
– Light and tone
This course is suitable for all levels and will encourage you to paint landscapes through ‘abstract realism’ whilst refining your skills on painting techniques and processes.
Oil Painting for Beginners: Stage 1 – Online courseCourse Code: OC2302037 Tutor: Gail Seres-Woolfson Course Dates: Wednesdays, 21st February - 20th March 2024 Days: 5 Times: 6 - 8pm Experience Level: Ages 18+, Beginner Fee: £150 Location: Online Recommend booking before: Wednesday 31st January 2024 £150.00
This online course is the place to begin your oil painting journey, for those who have never painted before with oils or for those wanting to reinforce existing skills by returning to basics. Over five weeks, experience the vibrant medium by learning the fundamentals and express your creative potential.
Through practical studies and exercises learn a range of subjects including:
– Colour theory
– Approaches to portraiture
At the end of the course you will create your own a personal project and complete work using the knowledge developed throughout.
After completing this course we recommend signing up for Oil Painting: Stage 2
Sketching Perspective – Online CourseCourse Code: OC2302041 Tutor: Illugi Eysteinsson Course Dates: Thursdays, 11th January - 8th February 2024 Days: 5 Times: 6.00pm - 8.00pm Experience Level: Ages 18+, All Levels Fee: £150 Location: Online Recommend booking before: Wednesday 20th December 2023 £150.00
From the innovator, Brunelleschi to the master of illusion, Escher, perspective – one’s point of view – can be argued as the most fundamental principle of sketching. This new course focuses on the importance of perspective and spatial perception as the basis of realism, helping you develop and learn the laws of geometry to create form, dimension, distance and space within your works.
With a focus on producing quick freehand sketches of buildings, rooms, furniture, and stairs, using plans, elevation, and axonometric drawings, master both one and two-point perspective techniques. This course is suitable for all levels, those experienced artists who are looking to strengthen their fundamentals of drawing, as well as beginners.
Women Artists from 1900 to 1950 – Online CourseCourse Code: OC2302AH04 Tutor: Daniel Greaney Course Dates: Mondays, 19th February - 18th March 2024 Days: 5 Times: 6.30pm - 8pm Experience Level: Ages 18+, All Levels Fee: £115 Location: Online Recommend booking before: Monday 29th January 2024 £115.00
The restrictions female practitioners had historically faced in their art training, were by the Twentieth Century becoming more relaxed. Women now rightly took their place alongside their male peers, forming radical new styles and were frequently at the forefront of artistic developments. Both socially and culturally, the role of the female artist changed to such an extent that they were integral to the organisation of avant-garde events and establishing groups. This attitude was not confined to France, indeed other centres were often more progressive towards the inclusion and support of women artists in a male dominated system. We will look at practitioners from Europe and the US, focussing on the first half of the 20th Century, a period of great change for women and see how collectively, these practitioners changed the role of the artist and the course of art history.
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