Developing the students practice into the wide range of possibilities of traditional Chinese brush painting skills. Through demonstration and individual learning, you will develop your skills and knowledge of this highly expressive medium.
Xiaolan holds an M.A. degree in Fine Art & Illustration from Kingston University. She worked as a professional designer in her native China and is a member of both the Chinese Association of Fine Arts and the Watercolour Painting Society in Shanghai and Anhui. Xiaolan teaches Chinese Painting, Calligraphy and Arts & Crafts at several schools and on adult education programmes in the UK.
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.
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.
This is a one year full-time course designed to support those interested in spending time exploring and developing their practice in greater depth. Alongside self-directed briefs we shape the course tutoring to meet the individual student’s need. You can choose to specialise in Painting, Printmaking, Portraiture, Sculpture, Drawing, Performative based practice or all of these.Typically, our graduating students continue their own studio practice or apply for postgraduate study. Weekly tutorials ensure the continuous progress and direction of individual work, while gallery and artist’s studio visits support students writing on the cultural context of their developing work.