Archive for the ‘Fine Art’ Category

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 – Introduction to Darkroom Skills

This course introduces you to working in a traditional analogue darkroom, the magic of watching your first print appear in the developer is something you will not forget. You will learn how to process, contact print and enlarge your black and white film. Photo paper can be supplied and you should attend the first session with an exposed, but not processed, black and white film. Any black and white film except Ilford XP2 or Kodak T400CN is fine. Those specific films cannot be processed in our darkroom although other black and white films by the same manufacturers can.

Summer School – Studio Photography

Update and improve your digital photography skills ready for working in a studio setting. This course takes you from basics through to more advanced techniques. Project work covers lighting, composition, exposure, uploading your images to the computer and digital editing.

Summer School – Photography without Lenses

Make your own camera! Capture images with the most basic camera and at the same time learn about the principles governing light and photography. This short course is about making photographic images without the use of lenses.

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.

Summer School – How to Paint with Watercolour

Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods used by professional artists whilst working in the studio and on location.

Printmaking Taster Course

The perfect opportunity to try out printmaking in our specialist studio with one of our experienced tutors!Whether you are new to printmaking, a practicing artist wanting to adapt your ideas into print, or just want to experience using our studio for the first time, this day is the perfect opportunity for you to see what printmaking at KCC is like.