Different approaches to the figure will be encouraged, with students being taught how to draw analytically as well as taking a more expressive approach. Using colour will also be covered, with the challenges of painting flesh given particular consideration. There will be a variety of poses; quick poses to provide pieces with spontaneity and lively mark making, through to sustained poses lasting two or more weeks, allowing students to challenge themselves and produce resolved work.
Each class is carefully structured with different media and processes taught so that students build on their learning each week. All materials are provided each week in order that students make full use of their time in the studio. Most classes start with a short slide lecture of artists’ work, connecting art of the past and present to practical studio work.
The course is designed so that terms can be taken separately or more than one taken together to consolidate and deepen the learning. Tutors work with each student individually, allowing each person to work at their own level. Students will finish each term with a body of large and small scale work in a variety of media.