Mel Rose

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 Life Drawing

Intermediate/Advanced

3 Hours

17.00 – 20.00    £38 to include the cost of the model

Working with the seasons each life drawing session will respond to the changing light quality and seasonal surroundings through the choice of materials, poses and processes.

Mon 13th July 2020     EnPlein Air, Life Drawing

Mon 21st December 2020     Solstice Life Drawing in Candlelight

 

Drawing and Painting using Natural Materials

Additional charge for pigments which will be supplied

14th – 15th March 2020

2 Day Course  09.30 – 16.30 each day   £125

Intermediate/Advanced

In response to the early spring landscape, students will be shown how to prepare and make chalk gesso surfaces, both on paper and plywood, as well as egg tempera paint and oak gall ink and will include how to apply metal leaf to embellish if desired. From the outset there will be handouts, demonstrations and conversations about materials and methods of application.

Walking out into the landscape in all weathers with sketchbook and camera (phone) is a vital starting point for this course. Students will be encouraged and shown how to draw with ink and charcoal and encouraged to take photographs of the landscape at different times of the day at what is an incredible time of year where trees are silhouetted against the sky, hedgerows are brutally cut back, and ploughed fields add to the shape, colour and pattern of late winter, early spring landscape. There will be short drawing exercises to aid inspiration as well as opportunities for experimentation and exploration. One to one tutorial advice about concept and practice as well as an informal critique.

Students will be shown how to select and deconstruct their drawings and digital images using the editing tools on their phones or tablet as well as with a traditional viewfinder with a mindful eye on shape, line and tone, to make strong compositions for preparatory paintings prior to selecting and committing to painting onto the surfaces already prepared.

 

Materials

Willow Charcoal & Putty Rubber

Drawing Ink. pot with a lid, twig and feather

Sketchbook A4

Khadi Paper (size will depend on student preference)

Plywood surface (size will depend on student preference)

Watercolours (travel set)

Paint brushes including Chinese and mop head brushes

Oak galls (can be bought online)

Metal leaf and size can be bought from Amazon

Any materials that the student prefers to use

*outdoor equipment including portable easels if desired, appropriate clothing and footwear

 

Figure in the Landscape

Additional charge for a life model

17th – 18th June 2020

2 Day Course   09.30 – 16.30 each day    £125

Intermediate/Advanced

Figure in the landscape combines life drawing and painting set within the landscape of the Granary Studio. There will beenplein air reconnaissance sessions, one including a life model where students will have the opportunity to record their surroundings by making observational and abstracted drawings in charcoal as well as making small watercolour paintings capturing light and colour, through a series of tutor led exercises and demonstrations.

Artwork made on the first day will be used to inform paintings back in the studio the following day, working from concept drawings made on location students will have the opportunity to create a painting or series of paintings based on their initial investigation.

Materials List

Willow Charcoal & Putty Rubber

Drawing ink, pot with a lid, twig and feather

Sketchbook A4

Surfaces for paintings using preferred media

Watercolours (travel set)

Paint brushes including Chinese and mop head brushes

Any materials that the student prefers to use

*outdoor equipment including portable easels if desired, appropriate clothing and footwear

 

Expressive Painting from Nature

12th – 13th September 2020

2 days  9.30-4.30 each day    £125

Walking out into the surrounding landscape you will be working outside as much as possible on the first day making reconnaissance drawings and paintings prior to making finished paintings back in the studio. Working with your sketches made on location you will have the opportunity to work out compositions for final paintings capturing the qualities identified whilst out in the landscape.

The tutor will encourage and demonstrate processes and methods that will encourage an experiential approach to both paintings and drawings, capturing more that a representational landscape but one that resonated with atmosphere and feeling, through mark-making, colour and composition.

 

Materials List

Willow Charcoal & Putty Rubber

Drawing Ink. pot with a lid, twig and feather

Sketchbook A4

Surfaces for paintings using preferred media

Watercolours (travel set)

Paint brushes including Chinese and mop head brushes

Any materials that the student prefers to use

*outdoor equipment including portable easels if desired, appropriate clothing and footwear