Painting studio: three-day painting project
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VM867
Duration: 3 sessions
What is the course about?
A course for students who are ready to develop their own ideas in painting with reference to the work of contemporary artists and experimental processes. Students should have completed Painting 1 and Painting 2 or higher level courses.
The emphasis will be on the process – ‘How do I take an idea/ sketch and develop it into a finished work?’ Informed by contemporary art practice students will be encouraged to expand their approach to making a painting, using research, experimentation, layering of imagery, exploration of materials etc. This course offers students higher level guidance with the freedom to explore their own ideas.
What will we cover?
- Source material and development of subject matter eg sketchbook ideas, working from photographs and projections.
- Experimenting with image making materials i.e. paint, drawing materials and mixing media and collage.
- Discussion of the visual language in painting
- Issues in contemporary painting.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use a sketchbook/photograph as a research tool for a painting/artwork
- Expand and develop your initial visual ideas using a variety of art materials and processes
- Make a sustained painting or series of works over several days
- 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?
Intermediate to advanced. You should have completed Painting 1 and Painting 2 or higher level courses.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical work, group discussion and 1 to 1 guidance.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Basic materials are provided however if you have your own paints and brushes you are welcome to bring them.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Further painting courses such as Contemporary Painting Studio, Ways into Abstract Painting.
Lucinda Oestreicher has been teaching painting and drawing at City Lit since 2007. She developed the Ways into Abstraction course, the Contemporary Art Sketchbook Walk and the Contemporary Painting Studio course. She leads the Extended Drawing for Artist and Makers advanced course and also teaches on the City Lit Fine Art Course. She studied at Bath Academy of Art, Central School and Post Graduate Fine Art at the Slade School of Art. Exhibitions include, Monika Bobinska Projects, APT, Studio Voltaire, Studio 1.1, Vertigo, Contemporary Art Projects, Canal Gallery, Parlour Gallery, Acava Studios and the Millinery Gallery. The Royal Academy, and ARTfutures. Residency at The Florence Trust Studios, London
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.