During this course, you will use sketchbook work, photographs or online images of landscapes that hold a sense of personal significance. You might want to consider bringing in images taken by the light of the moon or early morning/evening or at different times throughout the year. Consider landscapes with a narrative or that have been used in literature, music, painting or that hold meaning, whether it is an ancient myth, legend or monument. The idea is that you can explore the concept of place by incorporating symbolic marks, colours or gestures adding a deeper personal meaning to your paintings.
Throughout the day, you will begin to build a body of work that you will be able to continue to develop at home. There will be demonstrations and hand-outs including working-out a composition using shape, line and tone in charcoal, layering using watercolour and how to make and use egg tempera. There will be an opportunity to create hybrid landscapes using a combination of independent fieldwork and memory/imagination, drawing on the rich history of landscape painting from the Neo-romantic period, as well as contemporary New Romanticism.
For this course, you are encouraged to use your own materials avoiding acrylics or mediums which contain plastic.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Melanie Rose is a visual artist. She graduated from Trent Polytechnic with a BA Honours degree in Fine Art in 1987, then Central Saint Martins with MA in Fine Art in 2002. Melanie is a member of the practice-led research group Land2, has exhibited extensively, and has work in both public and private collections.