Creative Painting: Paint, Medium & Surface - D1602P14

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Monday, 9 Jan 2017 For 10 days

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Tutor: Juan Bolivar, Rebecca Glover & Neil Morley

Dates: Mondays, 9th January – 20th March 2017

Times: 10am – 5pm

Experience Level: All Levels

Fee: £495

The aim of this course is to creatively challenge students by introducing them to a variety of different techniques and mediums, which will assist them in their work, whether they are 'figurative' or 'abstract' artists. The first two weeks with Juan Bolivar explores the technique of ‘hard edge’ painting - primarily employing acrylic paints - and teaches students how to achieve a variety of effects. The second two weeks with Neil Morley focuses on abstraction. Students will gain an understanding of how to organise space and colour, how to make more ‘evocative’ and less ‘literal’ gestures, and look in more detail at the general terminology and language of abstraction. In weeks five and six, students will work with Rebecca Glover, learning how to incorporate and transfer photographs and found imagery onto a surface of a painting. In the final weeks, Rebecca Glover will work with the students on a self-directed project, giving them an understanding of ways to incorporate these techniques and arrive at compositions in order to produce their own work.

Juan Bolivar is an artist, curator and co-Director of Lion & Lamb gallery. He has curated numerous exhibitions in London and abroad, and exhibited extensively in both the UK and internationally. His paintings deal with formalism and abstraction as a language re-configured into fantasy, tragic-comical visions.

Rebecca Glover works across the disciplines of installation, painting, sculpture and performance, exploring the connection between the body and environment. Rebecca studied at Edinburgh College of Art (2009) and St Oswalds School of Painting (2006). She is a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins and The Art Academy London. Recent commissions include large scale installation works for The Departure Foundation, London (2012) and OVADA, Oxford (2012).

Neil Morley graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2001 with an MA in Painting. Since then he has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has been a visiting painting lecturer at several UK universities. In 2009-10 he completed the highly prestigious Berwick Gymnasium Artist Fellowship. Neil is a painter with a strong interest in colour, composition and materials.

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