FULL OR PART TIME ATELIER PROGRAM
SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS | 12-14 WEEK TERM
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The studio offers a full time and flexible part time atelier program.
This rigorous and focused training allows students to develop both their eye, to see, and their handling of contour, value and colour for an accurate representation of light.
Students will be introduced to the ‘sight-size’ approach taught in major modern ateliers and used historically by painters such as John Singer Sargent, the origins of which date back to the Renaissance.
Throughout students benefit from instructor demonstrations and individual critique as well as the class discussion and experimentation that exists naturally in a working studio.
Studio time can be booked (subject to availability and opening hours) to meet your personal requirements. Visit just once a week, fortnightly or every day. Current studio opening hours are shown on the Current Timetable
Suitable for all levels, from beginner to the more experienced artist.
Students initially draw from plaster casts and the figure model (where available) in sustained poses over multiple sessions developing their eye to see. Emphasis is placed on a highly accurate representation of proportion and value.
Cast drawing, to the scale of life using the sight‑size method, gives students experience of accurately laying in proportions and modelling the effect of light. When the required level of proficiency has been achieved Students move into still life and portraiture.
Pencil drawing allows for the understanding of line and contour. Charcoal teaches value and modelling and is ultimately a more painterly approach.
Students will work on a number of projects in both pencil and charcoal before moving into oil paint.
Working on individually tailored projects Students will be introduced to appropriate colour palettes, painting surfaces and grounds, paint preparation and painting mediums and their art historic context.
Students will begin with smaller portrait and still life projects before moving onto larger more challenging compositions.
There will continue to be a focus on accurate drawing, but also colour mixing, edge control, and paint handling including, where appropriate, both direct painting and glazing techniques.
OPTION 1: £25 PER 3 HOUR SESSION PAYABLE IN BLOCKS OF 6
OPTION 2: £100 PER WEEK FOR UNLIMITED SESSIONS
AUTUMN TERM 2017: Mon 4th September - Sun 17th December - HALF TERM BREAK Mon 23rd - Sun 29th October
WINTER TERM 2018: Tues 2nd January - Thurs 29th March - HALF TERM BREAK Mon 12th - Sun 18th February
SPRING TERM 2018: Mon 16th April - Sun 22nd July - HALF TERM BREAK Mon 28th May - Sun 3rd June