The Spring term has been an incredible period of creativity. With 7 weekly classes catering for students aged 8 to 50+ from the complete beginners to advanced practitioners.
Adult Beginners Creative Work
A new 12 week intensive adult beginners course saw budding new artists exploring the essential foundations of line and form, tonal value, colour theory, perspective and composition amongst the battery of basic skills. A wide variety of media was explored including soft pastel, oil pastel, watercolour and acrylic. The students new found artistic knowledge and learning culminated into a final project on a large 50 x 70cms canvas or several 30x30cms canvases.
Watercolour landscapes and still life helped to reinforce building tonal values, wet on dry, wet on wet, wet into nearly dry, dry on dry and the use of masking fluid.
Exploring Acrylic with Palette Knives
All work was completed with a palette knife and acrylic on 30x30cms canvas. Composition was key with emphasis on perspective.
Across the remaining 6 adult and youth classes the focus was on the complex aspects of the human figure in art. The range of work was extensive form multi complex figurative studies, mixed media studies and even clay sculptures. Below you will find a small glimpse of the outstanding work created in the studio by the students this term. All work was taken through a serious of development before being interputed as a large final project.
Adult Intermediate Creative Work
Samples of Students work
Figurative Negative Space Studies
Adult Final Figurative Projects
Youth Creative Work
After several weeks of learning how to render the human form in different media; pencil, soft pastel, charcoal and watercolour students progressed taking their learning into the three dimeninal work of sculpture.
Students learned about the design process, working first in paper to identify any construction issues and then refining their design.
Bisque Firing Of Sculptures
With great excitement students look forward to our annual field trip to a local second hand shop to find discarded treasure. Each student has a very limited budget to select a vast array of items to repurpose for their assemblage project.
End Of Term Exhibition
A small glimpse of young students work over the Spring term selected and showcased by the students themselves. Friends and family are invited with the students having the opportunity to explain their individual creative journey to their guests.
With such creative genius unfolding in the studio over the past 6 months the Summer leads itself to fly solo exploring your new found artistic skills. Self practice reinforces learning and helps you discover new ways of expression but always remember my mantra “JFP” (Just For Practice)
What will you be exploring, discovering and creating over the long hazy days of Summer? Don’t leave without commenting below. Happy Summer everyone!