Floribunda - Spring  2024

Course dates: April 16th - 19th  2024 (Tuesday to Friday)

Spring is a magic time of year that moves all too fast as nature wakes up and blooms. Embrace the energy of spring with four days exploring ways of courageously handling luscious paint to create paintings that go beyond safe, traditional flower paintings. The subject is full of colour, texture and sculptural form......a gift for painting. The course will be packed with demonstrations, exercises and finished paintings to take away with you.

Start Date 16-Apr-2024 9:30 am
End Date 19-Apr-2024 4:30 pm
Price £450.00
Reference F/2021/0427/SC
Course Details floribunda_spring_2024_2_April.pdf
Simply Still Life

Course dates: April 23rd - 26th  2024 (Tuesday to Friday)

Suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Inspired by the 'Matisse in his Studio’ exhibition, we will be creating simple still life set ups in the studio, bringing a sense of domestic space, though props, objects, fabrics and furniture. The way objects inhabit a space can be so evocative, suggesting something that has, or is about to happen, a half drunk cup, an open book. Still life has also been used by artists as a simple, manageable subject with which to play with much more universal themes, the play of light on forms, the effect of colour and pattern in a composition.

Start Date 23-Apr-2024 9:30 am
End Date 26-Apr-2024 4:30 pm
Price £400.00
Course Details Simply_Still_Life_April_2024.pdf
Landscape Drawing and Painting from Photographic Sources

Course Dates May 8th -  10th  (Wed - Friday) 2024

On this three day practical course we will explore how digital photography can be used as a valuable resource for landscape painting. Unless you are a plein air painter it is likely that you are making paintings in a studio away from the landscape, in this case photographic sources can help with what can be a visual deficit. One of the great advantages of digital photography is the ability to zoom in, and to be able to explore the subject in ways that are rooted in its image. By zooming in and cropping the photograph we find image possibilities of which were unaware at the time we took the photograph. Bolder, simpler compositions may often be found, but also the experience of entering into the image has its own rich reward.

Start Date 08-May-2024 9:30 am
End Date 10-May-2024 4:30 pm
Price £325.00
Course Details Landscape Drawing and Painting from Photographic Sources - Nick Bodimeade 2024.pdf
Organic Structures- Spatial Experiments in Collage

Course Dates May 13th - 15th (Monday - Wednesday) 2024

Experiments with close up observation, collage, spatial arrangement of forms, and layering and glazing methods.

Please be aware that oil paints and associated solvents are not permitted on this course.

A three-day course in which you will make a minimum of 2 large scale collages informed by research and resource drawings and paintings, made prior to commencement of the large scale works. The course will start with making a succession of drawings from close up observation of either house plants or some gathered flora and fauna or foliage in the garden. The drawings are done in order to establish shapes and forms which will then form part of a process which scales up these intimate details, shapes, forms, and spaces. They will then be used in different stages as ingrediants for making components for larger works, constructed through collage making processes and incorporating painting and glazing techniques. The goal will not be to produce ‘finished works’ but rather to think about new approaches to making images that artists can then take back into their own practice.

Start Date 13-May-2024 9:30 am
End Date 15-May-2024 4:30 pm
Price £325.00
Course Details organic_structures_2024.pdf
Chichester Cathedral: Drawing sound, space and light

Course Dates May 15th - 17th (Wednesday - Friday) 2024

Drawing with all your senses, using pencils and coloured pastels in the cathe-dral itself, you will be encouraged to make expressive and experimental stud-ies on a small scale as you directly experience the immensity of the building. Your drawings may be filled with gesture, colour, sound, the cool air, the touch of stone, the echoes of footsteps and organ music…. We can spend the whole day there, with one to one guidance, and group discussions about how we tackle such an enormous subject. Taking these back to the studio, you will have 2 more days to experiment, scaling up your marks and observa-tions onto large rolls of paper, letting the drawing grow and expand, as if you were the architect and builder constructing it in space.

Start Date 15-May-2024 9:30 am
End Date 17-May-2024 4:30 pm
Price £325.00
Course Details Chichester Cathedral 2024 with Katie Sollohub.pdf
The Figure in Movement: Drawing (an intensive experimental course)

Course dates: May 29th - 31st  2024 (Wednesday to Friday)

10% discount if you book this and ‘The Figure in Movement : Painting (Colour and Gesture) Course’. 

A three-day, intensive and experimental drawing course with 2 tutors, who specialise in drawing and creating inventive processes to encourage fresh ways of looking and creating images. Emily and Katie share their love of drawing as a process of exploration and discovery. This exciting course is a wonderful and unique opportunity for artists to explore the breadth and depth of drawing: working with charcoal, ink, simple animation, collage, installation, working on both very large and small scale, different surfaces and in collaboration with the model and other the artists.

Start Date 29-May-2024 9:30 am
End Date 31-May-2024 4:30 pm
Price £450.00
Course Details The Figure in Movement - Expressive Drawing May 2024 -V2.pdf
The Figure in Movement: Painting (Colour and Gesture)

Course dates: June 4th - 7th  2024 (Tuesday to Friday)

10% discount if you book this and ‘The Figure: An Intensive Experimental Drawing Course’.

A four day painting course with 2 tutors. Emily and Katie share their love of painting as a process of exploration and discovery. This exciting course is an intense and unique opportunity to explore colour and gesture in response to the moving figure. The large space of the studio will be transformed using colour installations for the figure to move through and interact with. The walls will be generously covered with rolls of paper and canvas for the atists to work on. Students bring their own paints and brushes, but paper and canvas is all provided.

Start Date 04-Jun-2024 9:30 am
End Date 07-Jun-2024 4:30 pm
Price £560.00
Course Details The Figure in Movement - Expressive Painting June 2024.pdf
Seawhite Studio Residencies - Joe Packer

Course Dates June 10th - June 14th (Mon - Friday) 2024

Start Date 10-Jun-2024 9:30 am
End Date 14-Jun-2024 4:30 pm
Price £480.00
Course Details residency_with_joe_packer_2024.pdf
Seawhite Studio Residencies June 2024

Course Dates June 17th - 21st (Mon - Friday) 2024

Start Date 17-Jun-2024 9:30 am
End Date 21-Jun-2024 4:30 pm
Price £480.00
Course Details seahwite_studio_residencies_2024.pdf
An Artists Retreat

Course dates: August 5th - 9th  2024 (Monday to Friday)

This retreat is at Gayles Retreat Centre in the South Downs National Park overlooking Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters. The secluded property and grounds are nestled in the landscape between Friston Forest and the sea. During the 5 days you will be immersed in this spectacular, expansive landscape, using walking, drawing and writing to travel through it, absorb it, and engage creatively with it. You will be gently guided and supported in the space throughout by Katie and Emily. NB. All of your materials, vegetarian food and shared accommodation* are included in the price.

Start Date 05-Aug-2024 9:30 am
End Date 09-Aug-2024 4:30 pm
Price £900.00
Course Details gayles_retreat_august_2024.pdf
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Emily Ball at Seawhite
Seawhite Studio,
Star Road,
Partridge Green
West Sussex RH13 8RY
United Kingdom