Work in the arboretum and Kingley Vale woods painting directly
in the landscape. Look at how to get a sense of form and growth in
paintings and approaches to composition to create form, texture and
light. Studies are also made in the studio of tree branches and
roots, working on both quick studies and one or more finished
During the course the tutor will refer to the work of a wide range of different artists' work with the aim of stimulating your own sense of invention to help you develop your own response to the subject. Tom will sometimes be painting and you can watch him demonstrating and talking about his approach.
You will be working outside wherever possible so be prepared for all weathers. Tuition includes whole class talks, individual discussion and practical help while you are working. Subjects include tonal studies, painting the sky, foliage and forms of trees and woods, choice of subject matter, composition, and capturing light.
By the end of the course you will have developed confidence in your own response to a subject, have a series of studies from which to refer to in future as well as at least one finished piece, and discovered new approaches to painting and composition.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)