Floral Scarf by student in Silk Painting Class

Essential Skills in Painting and Drawing

Essential Skills in Painting and Drawing

Students work on individual open projects of their choosing. We explore use of materials, creative process, composition, perspective and choice of subject matter.

All levels of experience are welcome. If a student has specific individual questions, we can discuss one-to-one, and themes interesting to the class as a whole are explored in short discussions and demonstrations, with supplied reference material.

Most important is giving you the time, space and support to find your own creative voice and to produce art. Essential aspects of artistic practice are covered. All types of work are encourage, including painting, drawing, abstract and representational art.

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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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