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Painting processes: transforming spaces

Weekend-long practical course

Short course

  • 15 June 2019, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 16 June 2019, 10.30am — 5.30pm
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H.T. Cadbury-Brown RA, Preliminary design for library, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London: perspective looking north, 1984.

This practical course explores innovative approaches to mixed-media experimentation. Use a range of tools and techniques that help unlock creative process and practice.

Taking the architecture of the Royal Academy as as starting point, this course encourages you to explore and reference your immediate environment. Experiment and make use of a range of materials and techniques, and learn how to build up layers, surfaces and texture in your own work.

After taking photographs of the RA’s buildings and interiors, you use these images as source material for drawing and collage techniques with an aim to create unexpected juxtapositions – intervene, edit, reverse, collage, abstract and stitch your work together into a final piece. These experiments and interventions then become the starting point for a drawing and painting process. Trying out a variety of imaginative and creative exercises, you investigate new ways of thinking and making decisions in your art which inform your creative approach and process. Colour, composition and texture are also carefully considered and you have the option to work with a range of painting mediums.

You will come away with a number of distinct drawings, paintings and mixed-media pieces, both preparatory as well as finished pieces and those which can enable and inform your future work and projects.

Working collaboratively within the group, you will have the opportunity to both experience and reflect on how other artists work, encouraging dialogue and feedback with others on the course.

This course aims to help you to develop image-making strategies as well as hone your eye for interesting compositions and unexpected details. It is carefully designed to encourage you to think more innovatively and flexibly about both the practice and process of making art as well as the finished work and what might come next.

The course is perfect for artists or arts enthusiasts who wish to learn new techniques, revitalise their practice, get out of a creative rut and try out lots of different drawing and painting exercises to build up new and exciting ideas.

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  • 15 June 2019, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 16 June 2019, 10.30am — 5.30pm

The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£480. Includes all materials, light refreshments and a wine reception at the end of day one.