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Floribunda - Pre-recorded

Now Offered as an Pre-recorded Online Course - You can start the course any time between June 24th and September 30th. You can have access to the films for as long as you need. This is a pre-recorded version of the live online course that I did in May. It is created as a 4 day course and each days recording is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes long. It provides demonstrations and explanations of the processes and exercises that I offer. These are designed to help artists tackle the subject in a way that is expressive, personal and more intuitive. It also suggests ways to navigate the creative process and the journey that a body of work takes . The joy of being able to offer these recorded sessions is that you can work in your own studio space and at your own speed. You can watch them several times over and at a pace to suit your daily timetable. You can take much longer than four days if you need to. Once you have completed the course and made work, which does not have to be finished, you can send me images. I will enjoy looking at them and give you emailed feedback about what you have done and advice about how you might go forward..

Start Date 24-Jun-2020
End Date 30-Sep-2020
Registration Start Date 24-Jun-2020
Last Booking Date 30-Sep-2020
Price £120.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda_online_pre_recorded.pdf
Holding the Present - Online

Online Course Start a daily practise that becomes a personal project and a body of work

This course gives you exclusive access to a pre-recorded 20 minute film where Emily shares with you a process that is fundamental to her practise as a painter. Also part of the fee is a one hour, one to one, online tutorial to help you create and sustain a personal project that you can develop into a substantial body of work. In the film Emily does practical demonstrations and shares her thoughts and decision making as she works. She talks about the potential application of this way of working and how it can help you open out the possibilities of the subject.

Start Date 04-Aug-2020 10:00 am
End Date 30-Dec-2020 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-Aug-2020
Last Booking Date 23-Dec-2020
Price £70.00
Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details Holding_the_Present_course_description.pdf
The Working Landscape - August

Online Course The Working Landscape is a four day practical course led by Simon Carter. The course gives you the opportunity to follow Simon in his working routines. It will be a rare opportunity to look over his shoulder as he walks and draws in the landscape and as he draws and paints in the studio. Students will be able to follow Simon onto the Essex coast by means of a short film, and watch as he draws and discusses the process of observational drawing. You will then be required to head out into the landscape to draw, whether it is your garden, the local park, the beach or a favourite walk. Simon will then discuss how these drawings can be ‘unpacked’ in the studio, making larger expressive, mark-led drawings from them, and then look at how these are used to start a painting.

Start Date 24-Aug-2020 10:00 am
End Date 27-Aug-2020 12:00 pm
Price £130.00
Tutor Simon Carter
Course Details the_working_landscape_august.pdf
Experiments in Observation

Course dates: 15-17 September 2020 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Drawing connects us to the world, it makes us more aware, more observant. Drawing from a large studio set-up this course will explore what it is to look deeply and how we build and explore that connection between looking and the act of drawing. The 3 day studio-based course will encourage us to see more intensely and to explore and innovate ways to express observation in drawings, using charcoal, graphite, inks and acrylic.
 
Start Date 15-Sep-2020 9:30 am
End Date 17-Sep-2020 4:30 pm
Price £300.00
Reference EIO/2020/1509SC
Tutor Simon Carter
Course Details Experiments in Observation September 2020.pdf
The Painting Group  - Term 1 - AUTUMN

Course Dates October 5&6, November 2&3, November 30 & December 1,  2020

By registering here you are booking for all the weeks in the term.

This monthly course provides help and support for experienced painters to become confident in establishing and sustaining a good regular working practise and a flow with their work. Both Emily and Julian focus on ways of inspiring a creative energy by giving talks, creating helpful exercises, giving demonstrations and one to one tutorials. Working as a group and individually each artist is helped to put more intensity and content into the work. Artists are given strategies to prevent hesitation, being stuck or bored. Artists need to bring their own subject, studies and on going work to each session. Being part of a group of like minded artists, and attending this course regularly over the year, will help each artist produce a strong and significant body of work, build confidence, independence and trust in their own creative abilities and intuition.

Start Date 05-Oct-2020 9:30 am
End Date 06-Oct-2020 4:30 pm
Price £450.00
Reference PG/2020/1005/TC
Tutor Julian Brown
The Creative Painting Space - Term 1 - AUTUMN

Course Dates October 7-9  (Wednesday - Friday) 2020

Choose which sessions in the year you would like to come. Booking ahead is essential to secure your place.

These sessions are designed for artists who need encouragement and support to become more confident and self-motivated with their painting. Artists bring their own subject and the tutor helps them to unpack, research and create their own personal practice, in order to help their work evolve and for them to see the creative possibilities more clearly. As part of the course the tutors also do talks showing the work of other artists. We explore using new materials and tools to play with to refresh and add to what you are doing. In conjunction with this we create practical, creative exercises to unpack the process of painting. Each student is given individual critiques and tuition as well as benefiting from working with a group of like minded artists. Three consecutive days gives the space and time to really see progress and to get absorbed in your work.

Start Date 07-Oct-2020 9:30 am
End Date 09-Oct-2020 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference CPS/2020/1007/TC
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
John Skinner Master Class  ( assisted by Emily Ball )

Dates: 12-15 October 2020 (Monday - Thursday)

These courses are only suitable for experienced painters who need help with ongoing work.

“John is uncompromising, bright, funny, passionate and relentless when it comes to painting.  He takes a ‘tough love’ approach to tutoring and will push you out of their comfort zone in his pursuit of helping you progress and develop your work.  His master classes are not for the faint hearted!” Emily Ball.

Each Master Class provide four days of energetic exploration into the nature of painting. John encourages and inspires artists to be courageous and confident with their work. Artists also benefit from the cooperation within a group of like-minded people - offering a diversity of approaches with no limits to the possibilities. Artists bring their own projects and themes and John helps them to develop the subject further. Each masterclass is also supported by Emily Ball, who provides technical assistance, painting demonstrations and supports John in the teaching and delivery of the course, taking an active role in the review of each artist’s work.

With fantastic inspiring lectures and brilliant individual tuition, you will go away from these workshops with lots of new work and a more in depth understanding of what the possibilities of paint have to offer. (Each Master Class is a stand alone course).

 

Start Date 12-Oct-2020 9:30 am
End Date 15-Oct-2020 4:30 pm
Price £395.00
Reference JSMC/2020/1210/MC
Tutor John Skinner
Course Details October 2020 Master Class.pdf
Experiments in Watercolour - October

Online Course Experiments in Watercolour is a three day practical course led by Simon Carter. The course aims to have a fresh look at the medium of watercolour and how it might be used in an expressive, experimental and contemporary way. The course will not be about tech- nique, but will seek to use watercolour in a bold and painterly manner. Students will be working from drawings and will be required to make a series of drawings prior to the course starting.

Start Date 13-Oct-2020 10:00 am
End Date 15-Oct-2020 4:00 pm
Price £105.00
Tutor Simon Carter
Course Details experiments_in_watercolour.pdf
Painting and Pattern  (Evolution & Development)

Course dates: 26 - 28 October 2020  (Monday - Wednesday)

Differentiating tree species, finding order in complexity, spotting the tiger in the long grass or simply gaining optical delight from rhythmical repetition – recognising pattern and getting pleasure from that recognition is something we have, for good reason, evolved to do.

These two 3 day courses are suitable for both first time Painting and Pattern students and those that wish to deepen their engagement with this fascinating area of inquiry.

Students will be supported by a mixture of slide lectures, one to one tutorial support, practical demonstration  and group discussion.

The course description is only indicative as this is a developing area of inquiry and therefore subject to continuous change and revision. Which is of course what makes it exciting.

 

Start Date 26-Oct-2020 9:30 am
End Date 28-Oct-2020 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference PPED/2020/1026NB
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
Course Details Painting Pattern Evolution Development October 2020.pdf
The Painting Group  - Term 1 - AUTUMN

Course Dates October 5&6, November 2&3, November 30 & December 1,  2020

By registering here you are booking for all the weeks in the term.

This monthly course provides help and support for experienced painters to become confident in establishing and sustaining a good regular working practise and a flow with their work. Both Emily and Julian focus on ways of inspiring a creative energy by giving talks, creating helpful exercises, giving demonstrations and one to one tutorials. Working as a group and individually each artist is helped to put more intensity and content into the work. Artists are given strategies to prevent hesitation, being stuck or bored. Artists need to bring their own subject, studies and on going work to each session. Being part of a group of like minded artists, and attending this course regularly over the year, will help each artist produce a strong and significant body of work, build confidence, independence and trust in their own creative abilities and intuition.

Start Date 02-Nov-2020 9:30 am
End Date 03-Nov-2020 4:30 pm
Price £450.00
Reference PG/2020/1102/TC
Tutor Emily Ball