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Adult Art Workshops

This 8-week course is designed for beginners and those who wish to extend their knowledge, skills and understanding further. 

This term’s focus will coincide with the major Cezanne exhibition at Tate Modern from 6th October 2022 to 12th March 2023.

Cezanne is said to be the founding father of Modernism, forming the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. This course will cover aspects within his work, looking at landscape and still life as subject matter and his use of colour planes and brushstrokes that build up complex colour fields. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own creativity within this framework to produce individual drawings and paintings.

This course will be delivered to you by Sandra Beccarelli, a London-based artist with a wealth of experience as a tutor and contemporary artist.

Dates and times

This eight week course will run on Wednesdays between 10am-1pm on the following dates:

  • 21st September - 16th November 2022
  • 11th January - 8th March 2023
  • 26th April - 21st June 2023

Location

This course will be held at The Exchange, Twickenham.

Price

The full cost is £280. 

Students will need to supply their own art materials (including eraser, sketch pad, pencils, brushes and paint). Please see the welcome pack for full details.   

Content

September Course:

Week one

Introduction to Cezanne and making pencil studies breaking the surface of the object into tonal planes.

Week two

Landscape - drawing on location (Orleans Park). Creating studies of the woodlands using colour pastels. Students will be using planes of colour and small marks to build up the picture plane.

Week three

Translation from pastel to paint. Students will be using their landscape studies to make painted versions on paper. Colour mixing and use of brushwork techniques will be the focus.

Week four

Still life - traditional exploration of a still life using colour pastels.

Week five

Cubist exploration of a still life using pencil, graphite, charcoal and chalk on a variety of papers.

Week six

Individual still life painting. Students will bring in a bowl or plate, some fruits and cloth to create some painted colour sketches from, exploring a variety of compositions and methods of painting, some quick and some more laboured.

Week seven

Students will bring in a photograph of a landscape to work from. This will be translated into 2 studies using Cezanne’s techniques. One monochrome and one colour pastel.

Week eight

Students will create an acrylic painting on canvas from the colour study.

Requirements 

To enrol on this course you must be 18 years old or over.

Award

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of attendance.