Although museums and galleries are closed to the public at the moment their catalogue of treasures are available at the click of a button. This is a wonderful opportunity to travel around time and space to look at some of the wonderful art of the world. You will build your work on the shoulders of giants.
This class is about looking at one of the fantastic creative works available and using it to your advantage. It is not about copying. By the end of this class you will be on your way to making something from new that will be entirely your own.
photocopy of the pictures
drawing materials, pencils, charcoal etc
large cartridge paper, a few sheets
quick and easy paints or something to apply colour
You will be working towards a final piece, looking at colour, line, composition, narrative, perspective, and anything else that arises.
Don’t let yourself feel you know the direction you wish to take before you start the process.
Be prepared to explore, investigate and let the picture lead you in a new direction.
We run this beginners drawing and oil painting course over three three-month terms, with a two day class once a month.
£1,250 if you buy all three terms (offer only available until 20th January).
light lunch each day during the course.
sketchbook and file for notes provided.
If you want to learn in a small class, with students keen to apply themselves this course is aimed at you. We will teach you that art is fun, frustrating, relaxing, exciting, sociable and contemplative: it will enhance your wellbeing, expand your view as you look at the world, and should give you a lifetime of pleasure.
Spring Term, 2020
January to March class dates:
Thursday 16th-Friday 17th January
Thursday 13th-Friday 14th February
Thursday 12th-Friday 13th March
Summer Term, May to July, 2020
May to July class dates:
Thursday 14th-Friday 15th May
Thursday 18th-Friday 19th June
Thursday 16th-Friday 17th July
Autumn Term, 2020
September to November class dates:
Thursday 17th-Friday 18th September
Thursday 15th-Friday 16th October
Thursday 12th-Friday 13th November
From 10.00am to 4.00 pm each day. A light lunch will be included.
There will be a certain amount of homework between months. This will involve sketchbook work, painting and reading. We will provide a sketchbook and file for notes for each term.
Besides the sketchbook and file you will also get a list of suggested drawing and painting materials before the start of the course. Furthermore, the list will be out before Christmas (presents?). There will be a 10% discount from CASS ART if you buy the basket we suggest through our link to their online shop.
I am a beginner- where should I start , or how to start again as a rusty returner?
This is the class for you. Your tutor will guide you through the process of learning to draw and paint in a step-by-step fashion. Drawing underpins everything we do and is how children communicate visually, before they can write.
You can do it.
Everything you learn whist drawing can be translated into how you paint. Oil painting, though tricky to start with, is probably one of the most instinctive, forgiving and enjoyable ways to paint. It combines with drawing in an easy, natural way.
What will I learn?
At HAMPSHIRE ART studio we view drawing as the foundation of art practise. You will learn to use charcoal, different pencils, ink, brush, graphite and anything else we can find. As important as the tools you use to draw is what you draw ON. You will try different papers and other supports.
Elements learnt with drawing are essential in painting practise. The course will include: measured drawing, expressive drawing, structure, mark making, composition, tone, texture, light, styles and approaches and use various different materials.
All the above will be addressed in painting with oils. Also you will look at colour theory.
How will the course work?
Students will learn in a variety of ways, from still lifes, copying works of masters, drawing from life and from the imagination. You will make studies from still-lifes etc. to develop your skills of composition, draughtsmanship and modelling. We will also investigate the work of master artists to learn their techniques.
The same elements used in drawing will be studied with regard to oil painting. In addition you will look at colour theory.
The course will run for two consecutive days each month for 9 months over the period of a year. Each month we will introduce you to one of the basic building blocks of art. You will approach it via drawing and then into painting.
There will be a certain amount of optional homework between classes. You will be encouraged to keep sketchbooks.
How will my drawing and oil painting progress be assessed?
Each month there will be one to one, and group feedback sessions.
There will be continuous dialogue and evaluation of work produced. Your progress will be mapped by both you and the tutor so you are both aware of any anxieties and aspirations. Drawing into Oil Painting for beginners will be a carefully planned series of classes that build on what you learn from one month to the next.
What can I expect to go on to after this course?
This year will be a springboard for you.
After a year’s work you will be considerably more knowledgeable about where your interests lie. You should have full sketchbooks and a bulging portfolio of work.
We can help you decide what the next step you take will be. A year of regular classes, student and tutor support and a certain amount of private study will set you firmly on the road to whatever area of interest you wish to pursue. If you want to join other classes with HAMPSHIRE ART studio you could look at intermediate classes, and masterclasses.
Is there accommodation available?
We can advise you about different places to stay. There is plenty of parking at the studio.
How do I purchase this course?
Please visit the shop. Purchase either by term, or the entire course.
As he draws, Nick will describe the process and answer questions from the audience. Not only will you know the thoughts and methods of the artist we should also hear from the model.
Nick Bashall is a renowned war artist and portrait painter whose subjects have included members of the Royal Family, Military and Business leaders.
When not painting portraits for posterity Nick does performance painting for festival goers at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and other events. Our model isn’t Kylie for this evening (I can’t think why we didn’t ask her). There will be fewer costume changes, but it will be just as exciting and interesting in every other way.
Nick will be teaching a 2 ½ day self-portrait course at the Studio, Bransbury in mid November. For more information see the website below.