Who is this class for?
“How do I get going, and how do I create the picture that I really want to paint?” We all experience that feeling. The online course gives 3 hours in the week to take your time to relax and concentrate on making a painting - at the end of the session something will exist that wasn’t there before!
What's the format?
Using an open studio approach, we look at a wide range of artists from contemporary to old masters, to help us understand how to structure a painting and to see how to nurture each student’s individual vision. Possible approaches are discussed, and as the work evolves the tutor gives individual advice and support. A completely different energy is created when working alongside people compared to working alone. Each week students are introduced to ideas for different starting points including using monoprints and mixed media and using a range of source material to build the image.
There is an opportunity to develop personal projects, working both directly and from memory, looking at colour, materials and mediums and how to creatively explore the process.
Be willing to experiment - you will surprise yourself!
12 weeks x 3 hour classes in studio and via zoom.
What do I need to join virtually?
A desktop PC/Mac, laptop or tablet with an up to date internet browser (ideally Google Chrome or Firefox) and Zoom installed, a good internet connection, well lit room and your materials. Zoom links are emailed to students.
Awarded the Gold Medal and Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Desmond has an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, London and many awards including Gold Medal and Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition and the Stephenson Harwood Prize for Painting from the Royal College of Art.