Saturday life drawing and painting studio

Course Dates: 24/02/24 - 16/03/24
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
Develop your own ideas in life painting and explore some more experimental approaches, making reference to the work of figurative artists. A relaxed weekend class, ideal for students who have some previous life drawing and/or painting experience.
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Saturday life drawing and painting studio
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  • Course Code: VH168
  • Dates: 24/02/24 - 16/03/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Luke Jones

Course Code: VH168

Started Sat, day, 24 Feb - 16 Mar '24

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is for students who are ready to develop their own ideas in life painting, with reference to the work of some contemporary artists and experimental processes.
The emphasis will be on the process of development from idea /sketch to finished painting.
Informed by contemporary art practice students will be encouraged to expand their approach to making a painting from the life model, using a variety of approaches
This course offers students guidance with the freedom to explore their own ideas.

What will we cover?

- How to build a painting from observational sketching of the life model
- Experimenting with composition and viewpoint
- Proportion, form and expression of the human figure
- Discussion of the visual language in life painting.

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

- Use observational drawing as a research tool for a painting/artwork
- Expand and develop your initial visual ideas using a variety of painting processes
- Make a sustained painting or series of works
- Develop your ability to make decisions about the development of your own work
- Use the work of current artists as a reference and influence on your own art practice.

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

Suitable for those with some previous experience in life drawing/painting.

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

There will be practical projects, individual guidance and encouragement, group discussion and examination of artists' work.

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

All basic materials included.

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

Life Paintign Weekend: Expressionist Approaches
Life Drawing an extended study
Life drawing into painting.

Luke Jones

Luke Jones is a practising artist working in both 2D and 3D, he studied at Chelsea school of art and Norwich School of art (currently called NUA) He has always been fascinated by observational art both in 2D, drawing and painting mostly in oil paint and in sculpture, mostly working with clay modelling and simple casting processes Portraits and figures are the central subjects to most of my current output I’ve undertaken portrait commissions both in paintings and sculptures and I have also worked with theatre making sculptures for a stage play

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