This distinctive course provides students with the opportunity to engage deeply with the materials and processes of painting. The main emphasis of the Painting Course is on the individual growth of each student’s work and practice, through technical and conceptual development. The teaching is constructed around a discussion of the ways in which artists make works of art and the models which can be employed to aid the advancement of ideas and studio practice.
Painting Course students have some experience in the visual arts; they range from relative newcomers to professional artists; all share a passion for painting. The Painting Course aims to offer students the support needed to launch independently as successful artists and many have gone on to set up their own studios and exhibit widely. Equally it can be used as an opportunity to create a body of work for further study elsewhere, at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The course can be adapted for one or two years depending on the needs and capabilities of individual students.