about 

The studio is a private atelier established in August 2016. The studio teaches the fundamental aspects of drawing and painting from life offering a full and part time study program for aspiring professional figurative artists as well as short courses, regular weekly classes and private tuition. The studio also serves as Jason’s personal painting studio. 

Jason is a classically trained painter. He trained in the studio of Charles H Cecil in Florence, Italy, from 2012-2016 where he also taught on both the full time program and drawing and painting summer courses. In 2015 Jason also studied briefly at Studio Escalier in France. In 2014 Jason established a small teaching studio in Vera, Spain but now works on personal projects and commissions as well as teaching from his studio in Lewes. Jason is also a current tutor at the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA). http://www.drawpaintsculpt.com/people/jason-tremlett

Classes are suitable for all levels of experience from complete beginner to experienced artist. Students must be 18 years old or over.

 

location

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.

http://www.lewesartclasses.co.uk/traditional-painting-class/

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. 

 

 

 

History

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

Students are taught the sight‑size method. The 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. When properly understood the method is not simply a measuring technique, but a philosophy of seeing.