Slade School of Fine Art

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Easter Courses 2017

Life Painting

Monday - Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm, £350
3 - 7 April 2017 / 5 days

This course allows students the opportunity to work from the model in a sustained pose. Through intense looking, students are encouraged to consider their process of working, with an emphasis on developing a method though experimentation, reassessment and revision, using oil paint.

Who should take this course?

The course is open to students of all levels although we recommend that students have a rudimentary knowledge of drawing.

Materials

You will need to bring the following materials for the first session:
Drawing materials plus your usual painting kit. Advice on buying further materials will be given in the first session.

Easels, drawing boards and paper will be provided.

N.B. You will receive a more detailed materials list once your booking has been confirmed.

Course Tutors

Ian Rowlands
Kate Hopkins

The Expanded Field of Drawing

Monday - Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm, £350
3 - 7 April 2017 / 5 days

This course provides the opportunity to study, in depth, the activity of drawing both as a way of thinking - how we think through drawing - and as a way to develop personal research. Working from observation will only be a small part of the course; instead, the main focus will be on experimenting with various forms of drawing within contemporary art practices. The course will be constructed around various projects that explore the formal and practical ideas of what drawing might be, for example; the subject may be observed, found, recalled, imagined, reimagined, felt or constructed.

There will be an emphasis on the materiality of drawing, placement/situation of the drawn image and the use of various, non-traditional materials to create new work. Each day will build on the previous day, as we explore different concepts and approaches to making. Students will be encouraged to develop their own methods of translating ideas into form as a way to generate questions. The core of the course will focus on the varied and experimental forms of drawing and students will be encouraged to use a wide variety of material, working both inside and outside the studio. Throughout the week there will be informal discussions, slide talks and regular critiques to discuss ideas and methods.

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at students who have experience of drawing and who are interested in experimenting and extending their skills and knowledge. (It is not suitable for beginners.)

Materials

You will need to bring the following materials for the first session:
Sketchbook, drawing kit and digital camera. Further details of recommended materials will be supplied with the course outline.

A range of papers and difficult to source materials will be provided will be provided.

N.B. You will receive a more detailed materials list once your booking has been confirmed.

Course led by Lisa Peachey

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