Painting & Drawing

Atelier

Atelier Conservatoire

Mondays 10.00 - 14.00; Thursdays 10.00 - 15.30

Structured like a continental atelier, the course allows artists with self-initiated projects (at all stages of development) to explore the creative journey from initial ideas to finished pieces. You will develop your visual research methods, technical experimentation, and critical awareness whilst working towards the completion of your own projects in drawing, painting and mixed media. Mondays 29th April - 22nd July (11 weeks, £198) Thursdays 25th April - 18th July (12 weeks, £294)

Tutor: David Webb

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Evening Life Drawing

Evening Life Drawing Class

18+, Mondays 19.30 - 22.00

Set in our stunning Victorian art building this course is designed for both beginners, as well as those for whom life drawing is already established in their artistic practice. This course is a wonderful opportunity to explore drawing in a variety of mediums from the live model with tuition and guidance tailored to suit each individual according to their needs. All of this comes together to help you build confidence in line, tone and proportion. Basic materials provided. 29th April - 22nd July (12 weeks, £209 / £26 drop in)

Tutor: Victoria Rance

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Life Painting

Life Painting

18+, Tuesdays 10.00 - 13.00

Develop confidence and skills in painting directly from the model and explore a range of techniques including colour mixing to capture the effects of light and shadow, spatial qualities and the exquisite forms of the body. 23rd April - 16th July (12 weeks, £264 / £27 drop in)

Tutor: Fergus McHardy

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Oil Painting

Oil Painting

18+, Tuesdays 12.30 - 15.30

This course offers students an introduction to the various techniques and materials involved in oil painting. Working from direct observation as well as photographic sources and the imagination, students respond to a series of short projects that focus on developing their painting skills, whilst building a technical awareness of the materials they are using. All levels welcome. 23rd April - 16th July (12 weeks, £264)

Tutor: Simon Willems

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

18+, Tuesdays 14.00 - 16.30

Develop your confidence and practical skills in drawing the figure from observation. Ideal either if you are a beginner or have some experience in drawing. 23rd April - 16th July (12 weeks, £228 / £26 drop in)

Tutor: Fergus McHardy

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How To Draw

How To Draw

18+, Tuesdays 19.00 - 21.00

Suitable for absolute beginners or those wanting to further develop their drawing skills. The course will cover: different drawing materials and their qualities; using charcoal and rubber; drawing with pencil, line and measuring techniques; hatching with a pencil and other ways to shade and create tone; ways to create a feeling of space in landscape and cityscape using perspective, angles and ellipses; drawing the figure: drawing a self-portrait in pencil; using different types of pen and inks and drawing in colour with soft pastels. 23rd April - 16th July (12 weeks, £180)

Tutor: Victoria Rance

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Painting T&M

Painting Techniques & Materials

18+, Wednesdays 11.45 - 14.45

This course explores a variety of painting techniques and materials in depth over a twelve week period. Working with a range of media including acrylic, watercolour, gouache and inks, students will develop their skills through a series of short projects. 24th April - 17th July (12 weeks, £264)

Tutor: Simon Willems

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The Evening Studio

The Evening Studio

18+, Wednesdays 19.15 - 21.30

The Evening Studio provides the perfect setting to explore and develop drawing and painting techniques and build a portfolio of your own unique work. Suitable for those drawing or painting for the first time or if you are returning to improve and develop your practice. You will be encouraged to use a variety of media including pencil, graphite, inks, charcoal and pastel, oil pastel, watercolour and acrylic paints. 24th April - 17th July (12 weeks, £228 / £26 drop in)

Tutor: Kirsten Lyle

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Watercolour - Katie MacBride

Watercolour Plus!

18+, Thursdays 10.00 - 12.30

The course covers all aspects of working with watercolour based paints and including paints, paper, brushes, gilding on paper, marbling, resists, mixed media and combining watercolour with other materials. (Picture by Katie McBride) 25th April - 18th July (12 weeks, £264)

Tutor: Rachel Levitas

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Illustrate Blackheath

Illustrate Blackheath

18+, Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

Discover your illustration style whilst creating your own personal illustrated pictorial guide to Blackheath. You will explore the medium of pen and ink, line and mark, improve your drawing technique and focus on styled illustration. Please bring along photos of your local area, favourite places, houses, landmarks and favourite shop fronts to inspire your illustration. Be inspired by Blackheath! 25th April - 9th May (3 weeks, £54)

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

18+, Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

Botanical illustration is a popular and beautiful art and can be found in many places today from scientific journals; cookbooks; magazines; adverts, cards, fabric design and simply as beautiful artwork. In this short course you will be inspired by seasonal flora and fauna to create your own botanical illustrations. You will learn drawing techniques and will explore the use of dip pen and watercolour paints to truly capture your subject in all its glorious colour, shapes and details. We will focus on British flowers and plants and will take inspiration from some well-known botanical illustrators. 16th May - 6th June (3 weeks, £54)

Tutor: Salina Jane

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How To Draw

Pen and Ink Illustration

18+, Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

Explore the medium of pen and ink, learning how to use mark making, line and wash to draw people. You will learn some drawing exercises to improve your skills and discover some techniques that will result in beautiful, dynamic people portraits. You will improve your drawing and improve your confidence, leaving you wanting to do more! 13th June - 27th June (3 weeks, £54)

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Illustrating Comics

Illustrating Comics and Novels

18+, Thursdays 19.00 - 21.00

Do you love Graphic Novels? From Maus to Persepolis, Ghost World to Watchmen we will be inspired in this course to create the beginnings of our very own graphic novel. Learn drawing techniques and a variety of styles, explore comic book drawing for adults. Try out different layouts, techniques, learn storyboarding, and discover your own style to tell your own story! Maybe this is just the start of your very own graphic novel! 4th July - 18th July (3 weeks, £54)

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Drawing M&T

Drawing Materials & Techniques

18+, Fridays 10.30 - 12.00

This course explores a range of drawing and mixed media techniques and materials in depth over a twelve week period. Considering the key elements of tone, line, texture and colour, it covers techniques in the use of pencil, charcoal and pastels through a series of short projects. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. 26th April - 19th July (12 weeks, £204)

Tutor: Simon Willems

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Portrait D&P

Portrait Drawing & Painting

18+, Fridays 18.30 - 20.30

In this course we explore a number of approaches to the portrait by working primarily from the model in a variety of mediums from charcoal to oils. Key techniques will be covered with the aim of developing personal expression and skills under the guidance of a professional portrait painter.   26th April - 28th June (8 weeks, £144 / £26 drop in) No session on 24th May.

Tutor: Nick Cuthell

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