The studio was established in August 2016 to operate as both Jason’s personal painting studio and an atelier style teaching environment. The studio teaches the fundamental aspects of drawing and painting from life offering short courses and regular weekly classes, as well as private tuition. Flexible weekday, weekend and evening classes can also be tailored to an individual’s personal requirements.
Classes are suitable for all levels of experience from complete beginner to experienced artist. Students must be 18 years old or over.
The main studio is situated on Fisher Street in the heart of Lewes, East Sussex.
Classes are also run from St Andrews Place Art School, a beautiful and peaceful large natural light studio within a charming Victorian house in Lewes.
Renowned for Harvey's Brewery and its bonfire night celebrations Lewes sits within the beautiful South Downs national park. Just an hours train journey from London and minutes from Brighton, the town boasts an array of independent stores, pubs and restaurants.
The teaching method stems directly from the leading ateliers of 19th-century Paris. Jason Tremlett was trained in these techniques by Charles H. Cecil at his studio in Florence, Italy. Charles Cecil was first trained by R. H. Ives Gammell of Boston whose teacher William Paxton studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
The Sight-Size Technique
The sight-size technique requires the artist to stand back from the easel and model to depict the subject in proportion. The technique is an excellent way to train the eye since subject and image are seen to scale simultaneously. It encourages consideration of the appearance of the whole rather than individual parts. Sight-size has its origins in the Renaissance treaties of Alberti and Leonardo da Vinci, although historically its use has been largely associated with portraiture.