1 Week Summer Drawing & Painting

Portfolio Building Course

Drawing into Painting: The Picture as a Stage

Build up your fundamental skills in drawing leading into painting, be inspired on this Summer Drawing and Painting Class and learn from masters such as Titian and Caravaggio.

We are image makers and we are image-ridden

– Philip Guston

 

Course Outline

The Summer Drawing and Painting Class is designed to enhance and broaden the various skill-sets of the participants. Step by step, through each day of the one week art course, you can improve and enhance your portfolio using a range of fundamental drawing and painting techniques, building your portfolio to a higher level for applications. Students from all backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome.

The one week art course is ideal also for the fine art practitioner to develop your work in the field of drawing towards painting. There are many methods of work and ideas that you can develop from the experienced fine art tutor and practicing fine artist who exhibits regularly. This is a great way to learn from fellow artists and extend your creative social circle.

During the one week Summer Drawing and Painting Class programme we will consider the history of western Art, as well as Theatre, and their implications for drawing. We will explore theatrics in painters from Bruegel, Titian and Caravaggio through to more modern movements such as Futurism and Expressionism. Their very different modes of figuration produce interesting questions for drawing.

Pictures can be like stage sets, with their protagonists, settings and props. We will consider the following:

  • How does a picture become a theatrical event?
  • How can drawing assist your understanding?
  • Is complex narrative worth trying to achieve, or is it preferable to give those who populate the painting much more basic, primal roles?

These are some of the investigations and questions we will debate and explore through drawing and paint. Students will be encouraged to carry out independent research investigating the crossovers between painting and theatre. This is a very exciting process where you will explore a variety of skills, techniques and how to apply them. 

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Days
Monday-Friday
Time
9am-4pm
Duration
1 Week
Price
£490
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15th April – 18th April 2019
22nd April – 26th April 2019
29th April – 3rd May 2019
6th May – 10th May 2019
13th May – 17th May 2019
20th May – 24th May 2019
27th May – 31st May 2019
3rd June – 7th June 2019
10th June – 14th June 2019
10th June – 14th June 2019
17th June – 21st June 2019
24th June – 28th June 2019
1st July – 5th July 2019
8th July – 12th July 2019
15th July – 19th July 2019
22nd July – 26th July 2019
29th July – 2nd August 2019
5th August – 9th August 2019
12th August – 16th August 2019
19th August – 23rd August 2019
26th August – 30th August 2019