The One Day Painting Course provides a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to spend one day a week over an academic year refining their artistic skills through an intensive programme of teaching.
The One Day Painting course suits those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of their own practice or who want to improve their portfolio and enhance their current body of work. It is ideal for people who have some experience but would like some additional input, reinvigorate their artistic practice or want to refine their skills.
Students explore their own ideas from the outset, discovering new ways of developing these within the supportive framework of the course. Students are encouraged to consider new directions, and to develop further critical awareness of their own work.
The first term starts with each student fully exploring their individual ideas, taking risks and pushing boundaries. In the second term, students will be encouraged to focus their ideas in greater depth and the final term is dedicated to taking this research and creating a resolved body of work. In addition to studio work, students are expected to undertake work outside the course, including reading, research through drawing and visiting exhibitions.
The history of drawing and painting is an important element of the course and there are regular lectures that place the practice of drawing and painting in its wider context. In addition to daily one-to-one dialogue with tutors, students take part in group critiques.
At the end of the course, the student should feel equipped to work independently and ‘set up’ for self directed working. In addition they will have a body of work which will be shown in the School’s Summer Exhibition in June.