Short Courses

If you are interested in enrolling in any of our courses you can register below. If the course has reached capacity you will be added to our waiting list. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Magical Spaces - An Experimental Drawing Course

Course dates: March 7th & 8th 2022 (Monday - Tuesday)

image copyright Sarah Ketelaars

Drawing is a magical and transformative process, demonstrating just how we as humans/artists perceive/see/experience 3 dimensional space , and translate it onto a 2 dimensional surface, making our mark on the (cave) wall.

This course will have you deconstructing the process of drawing; creating your own ‘still life’ installation in the studio space using everyday studio objects, cardboard, black and white paint, paper, ink, string and drawing materials. Think Picasso’s cardboard cut outs meet Cornelia Parker’s exploding shed!

Start Date 07-Mar-2022 9:30 am
End Date 08-Mar-2022 4:30 pm
Price £225.00
Tutor Katie Sollohub
Course Details magical_spaces_mar_22.pdf
Landscape drawing and painting - Process and Abstraction

Course Dates: March 21st - 23rd (Monday - Wednesday)

A three day workshop exploring the idea of how the processes and elements of landscape can have their equivalents in drawing and painting. The pull of gravity, the erosive, dissolving qualities of fluids, the directional qualities of wind and growth, the play of light and space, are some of the elements that will be explored. The ability of drawing and painting materials to embody and express these qualities through how they are manipulated and applied will be central to this work shop. We will be exploring the big fundamentals of landscape rather than the specific details of a particular view. Think Turner, Monet, Peter Lanyon, Helen Frankenthaler, Ivon Hitchens, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchel and Per Kirkeby and of the moving body itself as a force of nature.

Start Date 21-Mar-2022 9:30 am
End Date 23-Mar-2022 4:30 pm
Price £300.00
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
Course Details l_p_process_abstraction_2022.pdf
Floribunda - Spring  2022

Course dates: 29th March - 1st April; 2021 (Tuesday - 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 29-Mar-2022 9:30 am
End Date 01-Apr-2022 4:30 pm
Price £400.00
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Tutor Emily Ball
Course Details floribunda_spring_2022_29_Mar.pdf
Landscape drawing and painting - Process and Abstraction

Course Dates: May 4th - 6th (Wednesday - Friday)

A three day workshop exploring the idea of how the processes and elements of landscape can have their equivalents in drawing and painting. The pull of gravity, the erosive, dissolving qualities of fluids, the directional qualities of wind and growth, the play of light and space, are some of the elements that will be explored. The ability of drawing and painting materials to embody and express these qualities through how they are manipulated and applied will be central to this work shop. We will be exploring the big fundamentals of landscape rather than the specific details of a particular view. Think Turner, Monet, Peter Lanyon, Helen Frankenthaler, Ivon Hitchens, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchel and Per Kirkeby and of the moving body itself as a force of nature.

Start Date 04-May-2022 9:30 am
End Date 06-May-2022 4:30 pm
Price £300.00
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
Course Details landscape_drawing_and_painting_process_and_abstraction_may_4.pdf
The Figure: An Intensive Experimental Drawing Course

Course Dates: 17-19 May 2022 (Tuesday - Thursday)

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A three-day intensive and experimental drawing course with 3 tutors, who specialise in charcoal drawing, film and animation.  Emily and Katie share their love of drawing as a process, whilst Lydia brings her amazing ideas and technical expertise.

This exciting course is a wonderful and unique opportunity for artists to explore the breadth and depth of drawing: working with charcoal and ink, animation and  slide projections.  Creating drawings from shadows created by lighting, drawing from slide projections, over-laying images.    The large space of the studio will be transformed using installations, lighting and projections for a figure to move through. Over the three days students will create drawings and animations of both the figure and the drawings and have opportunities to work large scale. A truly immersive and horizon-broadening experience!  

 

Start Date 17-May-2022 9:30 am
End Date 19-May-2022 4:30 pm
Price £330.00
Reference FIED/2020/0210/SC
Tutor Katie Sollohub, Emily Ball
Course Details The Figure Intensive Experimental Drawing Course 2020.pdf
Painting and Pattern. The Natural and the Synthetic

Course date is Friday Oct 26th - Oct 28th 2022

A three day practical course exploring this fundamental relationship in painting and drawing.

The potted plant in the office.The barn in the landscape.Cloth on a body.

There seems to be an endlessly fascinating oppositional relationship between the works of nature and those of the human. We seem to be super attuned to it, I suspect for good evolutionary reasons, and fascinated by negotiating the edge between control and the lack of it. This course will encourage you to explore how this relationship can made the visual focus for work, how the difference between the natural and the synthetic can be articulated through materials handling, composition, and colour. We will also at times be making use of the material potential of the paper we are working on through folding, tearing, layering etc.

Start Date 26-Oct-2022 9:30 am
End Date 28-Oct-2022 4:30 pm
Price £300.00
Tutor Nick Bodimeade
Course Details the_natural and the synthetic_oct-26th.pdf