Art AUTUMN

  • Retreat to our beautiful purpose-built art studios
  • Explore art through a variety of mediums and materials, guided by our team of professional artists
  • Escape from the pressures of the world, take time out for yourself, meet new friends, and exercise your imagination
  • Try something totally new or brush up on existing skills
  • Wide range of courses and techniques
  • Termly art exhibition
Atelier

Atelier Conservatoire

Mondays 09.45 - 13.45; Thursdays 09.45 - 15.15

This course is ideal for those who are working to establish their studio practice and would like space and guidance in order to further progress their work. 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. Not suitable for beginners. Mondays 8th January - 25th March (11 weeks, £322); Thursdays 11th January - 28th March (11 weeks, £429)

Tutor: David Webb

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Evening Life Drawing

Life Drawing

18+, Mondays 19.30 - 22.00

8th January - 25th March (11 weeks, £275 or £29 drop in) 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. We draw from both male and female models and each evening have poses varying from one minute to two hours. 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.

Tutor: Victoria Rance

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Life Painting

Life Painting

18+, Tuesdays 09.30 - 12.30 or 13.00 - 16.00

9th January - 26th March (11 weeks, £297 or £29 drop in) Join us for one of the few opportunities to experience Life Painting in South London. 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.

Tutor: Fergus McHardy

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How To Draw

How To Draw

18+, Mondays 14.00 - 16.00; Tuesdays 19.00 - 21.00

Mondays 8th January - 25th March (11 weeks, £209) Tuesday 9th January - 26th March (11 weeks, £209) 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. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. By the end of this course, you will feel confident about working at home to develop your own style.

Tutor: Victoria Rance

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Illustration

Painting Techniques & Materials

18+, Wednesdays 12.30 - 15.30

10th January - 27th March (11 weeks, £286) The 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.

Tutor: Kirsten Lyle

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Print Making 2021

Printmaking

Wednesdays 19.00 - 21.00

10th January - 27th March (11 weeks, £253) This course covers a full introduction to lino, mono, photo transfer and dry point printmaking techniques working with full instruction from a professional printmaker. This course can be taken as a standalone course but studying for more than one term allows students to specialise in one or two techniques, to fully explore the process and develop their artwork further. Suitable for complete beginners or those with some knowledge of printmaking.

Tutor: Seán Myers

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The Evening Studio

The Evening Studio

18+, Wednesdays 19.15 - 21.30

10th January - 27th March (11 weeks, £242 or £29 drop in) Discover your creative potential and come to our relaxed evening painting and drawing sessions in the beautiful Art Studio at The Conservatoire. 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.

Tutor: Sally McKay

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Print Making 2021

Advance Your Printmaking

Thursdays 19.15 - 21.15 (Some experience)

11th January - 28th March (11 weeks, £253) Have you enjoyed our Printmaking course? Then this class is the perfect way to continue to build your practice and focus on the techniques and styles that you enjoy the most with support from a skilled professional printmaker. Suitable for those with experience of printmaking.

Tutor: Seán Myers

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Drawing M&T

Drawing Techniques & Materials

18+, Fridays 10.00 - 13.00

5th January - 22nd March (11 weeks, £297) 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.

Tutor: Kirsten Lyle

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