On this three day course you will start with a life model, drawing for reference and information. Using very rapid sculptural techniques you will construct 3D models from your drawings using paper mâché, tape, wood, and probably wire, and anything else that seems appropriate. When you start to ‘draw’ the model in 3D different information is needed – this adds to the interesting step from straight forward life drawing to sculpture.
The sculpture will become the model for your drawing and painting over the rest of the course.
This method opens your imagination to adapting the model. It sounds a bit weird and creepy – and why not? The models can take you way beyond masks, or even catrinas as seen below. The resulting drawings and paintings have an observed reality. It should be an exciting few days.
Coffee, tea, biscuits and a light lunch will be provided each day.
Some materials will be provided but you will be encouraged to use/recycle old drawings and paintings as well as other dry waste materials (egg cartons, loo roll holder, boxes, posters…who knows)
In the second week in April is the return of this very exciting course. Day one we have a life model who you draw with the intention of building a sculpture. Day two you build a sculpture from your drawings using papier mache and anything you can find that works. Day three you will paint from your sculptures.
Following in the tradition of learning from the great masters we are going to spend the day at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It has a splendid and varied collection of works. You will see everything (!) in the museum and choose something that you are going to work with.
There will be drawing at the museum followed by two days at the Studio Bransbury copying the picture you chose and taking the ideas forward to create a piece that is all your own.
DRAW, DRAW, DRAW, PAINT, PAINT, PAINT
There will be a return to the regular Drawing and Painting sessions but they will be at the Studio at Bransbury, NOT at Ramshill. These will be suitable for all abilities and will be based on a changing Still Life.
Drawing will be mornings only, 10.00am – 1.00pm £40/morning
Painting will be all day, 10.00am – 4.00pm £80/day
Thursday, 4th April – Drawing
Thursday, 11th April – Painting
Thursday, 2nd May – Drawing
Thursday, 9th May – Painting
Thursday, 23rd May – Drawing
Thursday, 30th May – Painting
For more information, prices and times please click on the titles
Below are some photos from last week’s three day course, ‘Life Drawing, Papier Mache to Painting’.
On Monday our model adopted two different poses and the students drew relentlessly, all day. It was appreciated that there is a difference between a working, note taking drawing, and drawing for the sake of it…(I love life drawing just for the sake of it…but it is different).
Tuesday started with making quick maquettes of each pose followed by WONDERFUL creations from one pose. Wednesday involved working from the pieces made on Tuesday.
I loved the work the students made from this process.
There is nothing like a wet Sunday in August to remind you that the seasons are changing, ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ will be available in shops near you before too long, and the Autumn Term is upon us.
Below is a list of the classes currently available. Click on titles for more information. If you want to contact me please send me an email Kate Measham
I hope to squeeze in a couple more classes at some point so keep an eye out for updates.