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Sketching into Painting 7-9 August (Week Three) ADULTS

Sketching into Painting 7-9 August (Week Three) ADULTS

How does the transition from sketch to paint happen? This workshop will show you the steps needed to gain confidence in developing a completed painting from sketch work.

Tutor, Mick Kirkbride, leads a brilliant and intense 3-day workshop focussing on information gathering to underpin a final painted outcome. The first two days are 'En Plein Air' in the Cemetery immediately surrounding the Lodge or the nearby Fortune Green Park with day three studio-based to develop sketches and studies into a final composition. Students uncomfortable about working in a studio environment can paint outdoors for on day 3 if they wish.

Participants may use any media; watercolour, oils, acrylics, pastels, chalk etc. No white spirit please. If using oils, please use an alternative thinner such as Zestit.

Workshops explained: The Sequential Development of Creativity
Art development applies the same school philosophy of committing to developing the individual’s abilities through specialist tutoring and applying a process of learning using the building blocks of art making. Adult students bring with them a developed personality, personal knowledge, experience and defined opinions that demands individual attention. The sequential development of creativity empowers the student to progress at their own pace through the art leaning journey and progress is often mapped through a sketch book-based annotation approach.

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Mick Kirkbride

Painter and teacher Mick Kirkbride is a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools (1992-1995). He was Senior Lecturer in Visual Studies at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts from 1996 to 2011. In 2004 he was elected a member of The New English Art Club, becoming the Curator of its education programme in 2014 teaching a range of drawing classes at both The Mall Galleries Learning Centre and Heatherley’s School of Art. Mick has taught drawing and painting at all levels including postgraduate. For the past four years he has led a series of life-drawing classes and specialist workshops for the Royal Academy of Arts’ Academic Programme.

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Looking for a creative escape or want to build on your skills as an artist?

Our weekly daytime and evening classes give you the headspace, and the studio space, to develop your work over a 12 week term.

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Start or progress your journey to a career in Fine Art or Applied Art with our studio-based full-time courses including Saturday Portfolio Course, Fine Art Advanced Course and Fine Art Level 3 Foundation Course.

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