Evening courses take place in the studios at Woburn Square. They are taught by
practising artists, many of whom studied at the Slade and also teach on
the Slade Summer School. They are designed to enable students to develop
a set of criteria which will enable further possibilities and
developments within the wider remit of their own practise after
completing the course. During the autumn and spring terms, there are two
eight-week courses on Monday evenings.
Spring Term Evening Courses 2013
Drawing - Course Full
Mondays 6.00pm – 8.30pm, £260
14 January – 4 March 2013
Daniel Preece, Ian Rowlands
This course gives students the opportunity to explore many aspects of drawing. The emphasis of the course is to explore drawing as a means of articulating form and as a tool for thinking, to encourage students to explore and nurture ideas through drawing and as a feeder for ideas into their own art practice. The eight sessions will explore light and tone, materials and surface, movement and line, composition, measurement and proportion and drawing systems such as perspective. Students will draw from a model for four of the eight sessions. They will experiment with a variety of techniques and materials including pencil, ink, white chalk, willow and compressed charcoal. This course suits a cross-section of experiences from complete beginners to those who are more experienced but would like to explore the underpinnings and process of drawing.
Painting - Course Full
Mondays 6.00pm – 8.30pm, £275
14 January – 4 March 2013
Daniel Preece, Ian Rowlands
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 the model. Students can work with oils
or acrylic. The course is suitable for beginners and more experienced painters
alike although we do recommend that students have a rudimentary knowledge of
drawing in order to obtain maximum benefit from the course.
Short Courses are open to anyone aged seventeen and over.
To book, please complete and return the application form, with your course fee.
The course fee covers tuition, provision of an easel, palette and drawing board, where appropriate, and studio space. The course fee does not include materials except drawing supplies for the first session of each course. The fees for the Painting courses include a levy of £15 to cover materials for supports and grounds and some painting mediums. The Life Painting course fee includes a £5 levy which covers a supply of supports and grounds for studies but not your final canvas. You must supply all other materials yourself.
Refunds and cancellations
Cancellations are permitted up to one month before the start of a course, subject to a £25 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than one calendar month before the start of a course. Students who do not attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments do not have the right to a refund. For this reason we recommend that students take out personal insurance against any unforeseeable circumstances before the start of their course.
Before you start
Further course details, a materials list and map will be sent to you before the course begins.
Short Courses take place at the Slade Studios, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB. Nearest tubes are Goodge Street (Northern Line) and Euston (Northern and Victoria Lines). Public transport links can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/locations/public-transport. There are meters and NCP car parks nearby. Please note that we are located within the Congestion Charge zone.
The building may be difficult for students with physical disabilities. It is essential that students with special needs discuss their requirements with the Administrator before making an application. Access to the building is available from fifteen minutes prior to the course start time.
Tea and coffee are provided during the class. UCL Refectory is open in the evening from 5.00pm – 7.30pm selling hot and cold meals and snacks and there are many cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.
Short Course students are required to sign a Safety Compliance Form as part of UCL Health and Safety regulations. Aerosol fixative sprays and smoking are not permitted in the building. The use of mobile telephones, radios, personal stereos and kettles is not allowed in the studios. Please take care of your belongings at all times and never leave valuables unattended. We regret that we cannot be held responsible for the loss of students' belongings. Students must make sure that they take all work and belongings away at the end of the course.
Please contact the Slade on 020 7679 1384/7042 or email email@example.com.
The information given above is accurate at the time of publication. However, the Slade School of Fine Art reserves the right to cancel or amend courses if circumstances require it.