Slade School of Fine Art



Evening Course

Summer 2017

Painting - Course full - Reserve list

Wednesdays 6.00pm - 8.30pm £325

Summer Term: 05 July – 23 August / 8 evenings

This course offers students the opportunity to explore the first principles of painting. The emphasis is to look at painting as a means for articulating form and as a tool for expression and creative imagination. The course explores the idea of perception as the starting point for visual enquiry and includes working from objects, the human figure, memory and secondary sources. It is our aim that students leave the course with a set of criteria helping them not only to explore ways of representing perceived objects but also allowing further possibilities within the wider remit of painting to be questioned in their own time. Weekly sessions will be devoted to contemplating a particular set of formal issues underpinning the nature of painting. Special attention is placed on colour and composition. The course includes two sessions of painting from a life model. Students can work with oils or acrylic.

Who should take this course?

This course suits a cross-section of experiences from complete beginners to those who are more experienced but would like to re-engage with first principles in painting. We recommend that students have a rudimentary knowledge of drawing in order to obtain maximum benefit from the course.

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