Our Winchester store is located at the Winchester School of Art, one of the UK’s leading art and design institutions and part of the world-renowned University of Southampton.
At the heart of the campus, which is a five minute walk from the centre of Winchester, we are open to both the general public and students all year round, not just term time.
Cass Art is the UK’s leading art materials supplier. We provide the world’s best art brands at the most affordable prices, and our staff are all artists so that we can provide friendly, expert advice on all your creative projects.
This ten week course takes you from absolute beginner to being competent, confident, and independently able to use oil paints. You will start each day developing drawing skills that underpin many methods of painting. You will learn about tone, mark making, colour, some aspects of composition, and the different materials used to paint with oils.
19th September can be treated as a taster day to see if the course is right for you. This will cost £40 refundable against the rest of the course.
Some materials are provided, but over the duration of the course you will be advised about what you need to get started. I don’t want to burden you with a huge expense before you have started.
The idea of this course is to have a look at a number of different creative approaches and apply these ideas to a Still Life.
Some of the things you will be looking at are: narrative paintings, size and composition, Cezanne’s approach to still life, strange compositions, playing with colour, found supports, repetition and deviation, making the everyday ‘special’ and making it personal. You will be encouraged to try fresh methods of doing things, and to play with new ideas.
It does not matter what materials you wish to use, these classes are about exposing you to different ideas. I will help you with any practical problems should they arise, so don’t let inexperience put you off. These classes should help you to find what you want to paint, and how you wish to do it.
20th September can be treated as a taster day to see if the course is right for you. This will cost £40 refundable against the rest of the course.
This class is appropriate for anyone, what ever materials they wish to use. I will provide paper and charcoal for initial exercises. Other materials are up to you.