We are running online evening classes in May. 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.
TUESDAY 6 – 9 PM
3 MAY – 21 JUNE / 8 EVENINGS
This online course offers students the opportunity to weave a personal bias into a project that revisits first principles in Drawing and Painting as outlined in our introductory courses. The course runs for eight weeks - 8 sessions of 3 hours each on Tuesday evenings.
Each session will re-visit a particular set of formal issues that underpin the nature of ‘building an image’ through Drawing and Painting, and augment these with techniques on paint handling and translating images into compositions. It begins with observational drawing from your environment, developing these in terms of: tone and colour; the addition of subject matter from figures and objects; guidance through some technical processes of paint handling and composition. The last session will be devoted to personal feedback and support for continuing after the course finishes.
Who should take this course?
This course is an ideal follow-on from the courses we have been running online for the last two years. It suits a cross section of experiences. Whilst it has been designed for people who have undertaken the introductory courses in Painting and Drawing, it would also suit those who have had some previous experience in first principles of ‘building an image’ elsewhere, and would like to refresh those ideas.
The intention is to guide individuals as to how ‘first principles’ can be built on, extrapolated from and added to with further technical processes, and how these might be taken forward and integrated into a more sustained body of work.
The outcome will be a body of drawings and painterly studies providing a solid grounding of starts and ideas for personal work.
These sessions will be practical and supported by online live teaching, demonstration films and written material. Students will be given a materials list, and for the painting elements can either work with oil colour or acrylic paint. A link to a suggested materials pack is on the website, that can be adjusted by the student to their own needs.
The sessions have been designed to be worked on at home in a space no bigger than your table top. Students will be sent an introductory film in advance of the live session explaining the ideas behind the exercises as well as demos to familiarise themselves with the ideas, practical set up and exercises we will be undertaking. Students will also receive a link to our online platform with the pre-recorded videos and instructions as to how to take part in your online live session. We will also provide technical support during the live sessions for those who feel unsure of working with the digital platform.
Each session will begin with an introduction, then students will be given some time to begin work. There will be PDFs to support the films that include the transcript, recommended reading material, plus some suggested exercises for progressing with the subject.
Course Tutors: Ian Rowlands, Kate Hopkins, Sandra Smith
Short Courses are open to anyone aged seventeen and over.
STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Slade Short Courses are designed for adults and the students attending our courses usually span a wide range of ages. For those students interested in attending a short course who are below the age of 18 (17+), we ask you to provide the following documents in addition to the application form so that we may consider you:
- A letter from the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Head of Year or art teacher at your school stating your suitability for the course and
- A letter from your parent or guardian confirming that personal liability and contents insurance has been set up for you.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
To book a place, please go to the UCL Online Store by following the links below and choose your course:
- Evening Painting
- Evening Developing Painting Practice
The course fee covers tuition. The course fee does not include materials other than the materials pack as above. 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 and a materials list will be sent to you before the course begins.
Short Courses take place online for the summer term.
If you have any specific access needs, we will need to know about your access requirements in advance. Please tell us about your needs in confidence by emailing email@example.com or by phone on 020 7679 2317.
Short Course students are required to sign a Safety Compliance Form as part of UCL Health and Safety regulations.
Please contact the Slade on 020 7679 2317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.