Large-scale drawing and painting

Course Dates: 05/08/24 - 08/08/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Enjoy a lively, more active way of art-making and make work on a grander scale. Complete a number of projects that explore how big can be beautiful, challenging and surprising.
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Large-scale drawing and painting
  • Course Code: VH574
  • Dates: 05/08/24 - 08/08/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Mon-Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 4 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Simon English

Course Code: VH574

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Mon-Thu, day, 05 Aug - 08 Aug '24

Duration: 4 sessions

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What is the course about?

Explore different approaches to making large scale work using a variety of techniques and methods. Working to a set brief each week, respond to a number of stimuli including objects, found images, your sketches and imagination. Consider how scale affects composition, proportion and mark-making as well as how to use drawing and painting materials when working on big pieces.

What will we cover?

- Experimenting with a variety of large formats.
- Scaling up preliminary sketches and studies.
- Techniques to create large work using the floor, wall and other supports.
- Artists who have created large scale work and their methods of making and display.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Create a range of work in a variety of large-scale formats.
- Work with more confidence when planning and making large work.
- Identify artists working on a large-scale, their methods and motivations.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for students with some drawing and painting experience.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Mini lectures, set projects and briefings, individual and collaborative work and group discussions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Paper and standard materials are provided including charcoal, ink, graphite, pastel, chalk and acrylics. Please wear comfortable clothes to allow easy movement. Feel free to bring your sketchbook or work that you’re interested in developing further.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Develop your art practice further with more of our art and design courses. Try other specialist drawing and painting courses or consider longer courses including, Extended Drawing for Artists and Makers, City Lit Fine Art, Developing Art Practice or Foundation Art and Design course. For more information, please browse the website or speak to a member of the art and design team – call (telephone temporarily unavailable) or email visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.

Simon English Tutor Website

Simon English emerged on the London Art scene in 1994, with an exhibition of painting at the Saatchi Gallery as part of Young British Art 111. He has become best known for his large and small-scale works on paper, often described as painted drawings. He has exhibited internationally at The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Musee D'Art Contemporaine de Val de Marne (MAC VAL), Paris France; Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut, U.S.A; Sammlung Essi, Vienna, Austria; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland; LAM Lille, France; Rohkunstbau XXII, Germany, Paisley Museum Scotland; The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Tate Britain, London, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands; Galerie Delacroix French Institute, Tanglers, Morrocco; Galerie du Jour Agnes B, Paris, France. In March 2018, the artist's new book, 'SIMON ENGLISH: my big self decoy justin beiber', was launched in the UK by Black Dog Publishing. In 2020 Simon will be presenting his largest solo show to date, at the Transpalette centre D'Arte in Bourges, followed by a solo show at Allegra Projects in St Moritz.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.