A hands-on course that builds drawing into everyday life. Working with a range of materials and using a variety of drawing processes and techniques. Each week you will look at a different aspect of drawing sometimes using paints. Suitable for beginners and experienced students.
This class is also available as simultaneous Zoom sessions
What the class will cover in the Autumn Term
Week 1: 'Drawing the Still Life'
Week 2: 'Developing the Still Life- Towards Independence Practice'. This focuses on exploring ideas leading to a long, artist led, project.
Weeks 3-6: 'Independent Project'. Working with the drawings and studies developed from the previous fortnight, artists are taught how to transform ideas into finished works.
Week 7: 'Exploring the Portrait'
Week 8: 'Self Portrait 1'
Week 9: 'Self Portrait 2'
Weeks 10-12: 'Independent Portrait Based Project'
Dolph van Eden studied Social Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and Fine Art at UAL Chelsea College of Arts. He has worked in the fields of theatre design, story board design for television commercials and art education.
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.