with Kate Measham
May to July class dates:
From 10.00am to 4.00 pm each day. A light lunch will be included.
- Thursday 14th-Friday 15th May, Mark making
- Thursday 25th-Friday 26th June, Measured drawing and painting
- Thursday 16th-Friday 17th July, Composition
Some people in this group will have completed the Beginners Drawing into Oil Painting Course. Others will be joining without having done it. It doesn’t matter so long as you have done a bit of painting with oils this could be the class for you.
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.
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.
There will be a 10% discount from CASS ART if you buy the basket we suggest through our link to their online shop.
I not quite a beginner- where should I start , or how to start again as a rusty returner?
This is the class for you. Kate 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. 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 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.
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. 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 with Chris Davis (his classes looking at the work and methods of various different artists would be a perfect next step), 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 by month.