Figure and Fabrics

Figure and Fabrics

Course date is Wed October 12th - Friday October 14th 2022

A 3 day course in the Seawhite Studio space painting from the clothed figure, inspired by colour and pattern as much as form and flesh. Celebrate the way fabric adorns the figure, how pattern changes as it wraps around form, glimpses of flesh, the features of the face emerging from folds and frills

On day one you will make a series of quick studies from the figure in movement, reacquainting yourself with the body as a subject using the fluidity of paint to express the lyrical qualities, dance like (think Rodin’s watercolours of dancers). In other guided warm up exercises you will use the language of paint to describe the texture, direction and weight of cloth, how it shrouds, conceals, and reveals the form underneath. Starting to find compositions within these quick studies, you will be encouraged to play and experiment, not relying simply on observation, so that the paintings you begin to make will be fresh and exciting, open to change as you continue to work on them on day 2.

We will look at artists including Matisse, Bonnard, Vuillard, Chantal Joffe, Alice Neal, and Jennifer Packer for inspiration.


"Katie is an amazing teacher. She has a great ability to teach at different levels whether someone is hesitant or needs challenging."

Susie Dalton


Figure & Fabric


Event Details

Start Date 12-Oct-2022 9:30 am
End Date 14-Oct-2022 4:30 pm
Price £330.00
Location Seawhite
Course Details figure-and-fabrice-oct-2022.pdf


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Emily Ball at Seawhite,
2 Downs View Road,
East Sussex,
BN25 4PT
Telephone: 01903 743 537


Emily Ball at Seawhite
Seawhite Studio,
Star Road,
Partridge Green
West Sussex RH13 8RY
United Kingdom