Date: Wed 8 April, 2020 - Thu 9 Apr, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tutor: Francis Martin
Prepare your canvas, arrange the composition and paint the portrait. Learn how light and colour work in visual modelling. Oil paints or acrylics. All levels are welcome.
Francis Martin works predominantly in charcoal and oil paint, creating light focused or atmospheric images with a realist intention. Francis studied at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton for his degree in Fine art practice and theory and at the Royal Drawing school, London, where he was awarded a place on the postgraduate scholarship program (2014).
This part-time course is a carefully structured programme written within a framework of observational painting and drawing using the human model. You will be grounded in the skills needed to work from direct observation and will be helped to develop these skills into a personal body of work. The course further aims to help you acquire the perspectives and the sense of context necessary for working independently as an artist.
As an artist of HSoA ‘Guided Studio Practice’ you will be working independently in an HSoA studio, providing a stimulating and flexible environment for artists to experiment and make new work. Studio Based Practice reflects the lively, rigorous and open-ended approaches to art-making championed by HSoA. Artists will work in the shared studio close to the art school.
This is a one year experimental learning course leading to our own certificate, independently moderated to meet national standard. Typically our students apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses or continue onto our Advance Practice Course. Weekly constructive critiques ensure the continuing progress and direction of individual work, while gallery and artists studio visits support students writing on the cultural context of their developing work. Application is by portfolio interview with the Principal.