The Figure in Movement: Painting (Colour and Gesture)

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.

There will be guidence on how to make expressive marks that evoke the feeling of form, skin, sensation and movement. Exercises will offer structure and give you the courage to layer materials and explore the unknown in those stages of a painting where the image seems elusive. This course is designed to increase the clarity of your looking and the ability to select with discernment from the subject to create paintings that are sensitive and a painterly embodiment of the subject, whilst also developing an individual expressive language, personal to the artist. We will experiment with paint flow, using brushes, rags and more unusal tools, working on canvas and paper, collaging, exploring installation, working on both very large and small scale, different surfaces and in collaboration with the model and the other the artists on the course.

Over the four days students will create a lot of work and importantly have the freedom to really push into the creative process; taking risks and playing to find out what they love about working from the figure and what the versatility of the materials can offer. This course could be treated as a way to unlock the next step in your practice – injecting enregy and bravery into paintings. The work created will inspire a new way of working in the future.

NB If your work is not dry by the end of the course we are very happy to post your work to you at a later date.

Artists to inspire: Henri Matisse, Ivon Hitchen, De Kooning, Rose Hilton, Chantalle Joffe, Roger Hilton, Picasso, Gary Hume, Amy Silman, Keith Vaughn, Avis Newman, Francis Bacon, Jennifer Packer, Cecilyl Brown, Tracey Emin, Rose Wylie, Jennifer Packer.

Event Details

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