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Developing Your Style – Painting TechniquesCourse Code: EC2204029 Tutor: Kinga Markus Course Dates: Thursdays 6th July - 24th August Days: 8 Times: 6.15pm - 8.45pm Experience Level: Intermediate Fee: £250 Location: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR From: £250.00
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 with a creative project, students will explore multiple ways of using paint to convey a certain message or feeling.
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. Working with oil and/or acrylic paints students will develop a series of artworks, from quick sketches to longer more developed pieces. Focus will be on developing expressive paintings that through their specific use of colour, composition and brushwork, have something to say about the human figure. This will be informed by looking at different ways other artists have used paint to achieve a certain result.
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 the Intermediate Painting or Figure and Portrait Painting.
Historical Painting in a Contemporary ContextCourse Code: E2301P020 Tutor: Neil Morley Course Dates: Thursdays: 21st September to 30th November Times: 10:30AM - 4:30PM Experience Level: All Levels Fee: £630 From: £630.00
This course is ideal for those wishing to expand their knowledge of the history of painting by exploring the ideas and techniques in historical art movements within a contemporary context.
Introduction to Oil PaintingCourse Code: EC2204237 Tutor: Mercedes Balle Course Dates: Thursdays 6th July - 24th August Days: 8 Times: 6.30pm - 9.00pm Experience Level: Beginner Fee: £250 Location: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR From: £250.00
A structured and systematic course for those who have never painted before and for those who want to reinforce their basic oil skills or to move on to using oil paints having used acrylics or water-based media. Students learn to see colour, shape and tone, and to relate these elements together in compositions with access to a life model. This course aims will nurture self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in a stimulating, fun and relaxing environment. It is an ideal course for beginners as there is plenty of guidance from the tutor.
Introduction to Oil PaintingCourse Code: E2301P001 Tutor: Nicholas McLeod Course Dates: Thursdays: 21st September to 30th November Times: 10:30AM - 4:30PM Experience Level: All Levels Fee: £630 + £7 materials fee From: £630.00
This course is suitable for those who have little or no experience with oils and wish to improve their technical skills with students gaining a basic understanding of how to work in oil paint and the practicalities of using oil painting materials.
Outdoor Creative PaintingCourse Code: EC2204024 Tutor: Gail Seres-Woolfson Course Dates: Thursdays 6th July - 24th August Days: 8 Times: 6.00pm – 8.30pm Experience Level: All Levels Fee: £250 Location: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR, Various locations £250.00
As well as being very informative, this course is great fun and offers the fantastic opportunity to paint in and around the landscape of London Bridge. The Art Academy is just a short stroll from all sorts of exciting locations that could become a focus of a painting; the Thames, the Tate, Borough Market, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s, the shard, building sites and lots of small gardens. The majority of this course will be based outdoors painting on site, although there will be a studio available for use if the weather prevents us from working outdoors. You will learn techniques of tone, colour, atmosphere, composition, perspective, as well as how to be organised and efficient with materials when working out and about. The course culminates in the studio developing a more ambitious painting working from sketches or photos.