The focus will be on learning a range of painting techniques and how to apply them using the correct tools and materials. Students will develop core painting skills such as understanding tone, line and colour. These courses are suitable for those with some experience of painting or students who have completed an Introductory class. By the end of this course students will be able to produce independent paintings using a broad range of techniques. Classes will be run by a professional artist and restricted to 16 or less. We will be using the Winson & Newton Professional Water Colour paint range. Progression is available onto advanced classes.
You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
Tutor Profile: Rebecca Boyd Allen
In 2010 Rachel won the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize for her Urban Fox III painting. Based on an experience of, ’...young foxes play-fighting in the street in Lewisham. Beautiful and bold opportunists that represent the rise of forces previously suppressed; the return of the wild to London’s streets, creativity emerging and adapting in a collapsing economy.’ Rachel studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art, Advanced Printmaking at Central St Martins and Postgraduate Painting at the Royal Academy Schools (awarded the Turner Gold Medal for Painting) Her most recent solo exhibition was with Rebecca Hossack in 2018.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring? All materials are supplied but wear old clothes!
Is there storage? we can store works as necessary for the duration of the course. Artwork must be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
What about refreshments? Tea and coffee will be available on class breaks. Our bar will open immediately after Saturday classes.
Is there disabled access? Yes, Elephant West has disabled access.
Health and Safety: Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
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