Size Matters


  • Thursday 15th-Friday 16th October
  • From 10.00am to 4.00 pm each day.
  • £160/2 days
  • A list of suggested materials will be sent before the class
  • Please bring a light lunch each day during the course whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place.



About Size Matters

This sounds like it is too obvious to be of interest, but it is a many layered problem. It goes to the heart of the problems most people have with their work – how to deal with composition.

If you have a picture you can hold oil your hand your reaction to it is quite different to a huge painting you need to stand back from to be able to see. If you have a small representation of your loved ones in a locket, or in your wallet you can hold them close to you. Geoffrey Dashwood’s Peregrine Falcon in bronze is considerably larger than me. Standing near it I feel like the potential prey. The size of the piece MATTERS.

You will be looking at miniatures, shoulder works and larger pieces over these two days, at composition and at size.