Archive for the ‘Fine Art’ Category

Summer School – Camera-less Photography into the Darkroom

Experience the real magic of photography by creating camera-less photographs in the darkroom.
You will learn about the history of camera-less photography as well as gain insights into contemporary photographers using these techniques.
Step by step instruction will be given to enable you to create images on traditional photographic paper by manipulating light in a variety of different ways to produce a series of photograms, chemigrams and lumen prints.
This course will allow students endless experimentation and expression of their imagination.

Exploring Printmaking

This is a structured course for those who would like to explore the potential and possibilities of conventional printmaking mediums, such as monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint etc.Beginners are welcome. A studio fee applies termly.

Introduction to Sculpture Techniques

This short course will explore techniques with materials and processes which can form the basis for a range of personal project developments. Working on a small scale, emphasis will be upon mastering a basic process and understanding its application in a wider spectrum of creative activities.

How to Draw from the Model: In Context

In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model.

Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing.

Contemporary Printmaking – Intermediate

Contemporary Printmaking covers the intaglio techniques such as etching, monoprint, drypoint, collagraph and focuses on aspects of these to build on the skills taught in the Introduction to Printmaking course.

Combining techniques will be encouraged and you will be directed to follow your own ideas as they develop during the course to increase your confidence as an artist.

Regular discussion in class about contemporary artist’s work, their ideas and approach, will help inform projects and your own printmaking practice.

Summer School – Art Introduction

This Summer School is aimed at advanced practitioners who are considering returning to education and/or applying for a higher level course of study. You will have a small dedicated studio space and tutorial support. This intense period of study will focus on centextualising your artwork through individual tutorials and group critiques. Advice will be given on portfolio preparation and 24+ loans. You can enrol directly but we advise you to have an informal discussion with the course tutor before enrolling. (contact Matthew Kolakowski on 0207 573 5299). Materials are not provided as part of this course.

Summer School – Basic Digital Photography

Learn the basics of using a DSLR camera and get to understand the menus, white balance, exposure modes and accessories. Our Digital SLR photography course for beginners will put you in control of your equipment and open new horizons for you.

Summer School – Explore Printmaking

Explore a range of exciting intaglio and relief printmaking techniques for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

Summer School – Photo Etching

You will be introduced to each stage of the photo-etching process including how to prepare and output images for photo-etching using Photoshop, preparing the photo-etching plate, testing and selecting exposure times, and developing, etching and printing from a zinc plate. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. All materials are available to buy in the studio.

Summer School – How to Draw & Paint from the Model

You will work observing directly from the model on short and sustained poses and experiment with a range of drawing & painting materials. The course will cover drawing with line and shape, modelling form and volume with tone and exploring mark making.