The course provides a basis for the development of a personal practice, generating ideas through process, whilst exploring a range of methods and materials. It will act as a sort of sketchbook brainstorming hub, where you will investigate techniques and experimentation to instil a process of enquiry.
During the course, you will explore the different properties and juxtapositions of collage/photomontage. You will then prepare light coloured impasto grounds, using acrylic paint and PVA as a base for your paintings. These will be used to apply techniques of glazing with oil paint over impasto and collaged/photomontaged surfaces, building a skill base that enables you to unlock the creative and expressive potential of paint.
By the end of the course, you will have gained confidence in working across a wide range of media to generate ideas. You will have acquired a diverse set of skills in working with collage and photomontage plus an understanding of using impasto and glazing with acrylic and oil paint. This will result in being well versed with the different properties of paint and its application to working with images in mixed media.
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)
Veronica Slater trained at UAL, Northumbria University, MAFA and Cardiff University, PGCE. Her teaching experience is extensive, including The City Lit, London with international exchanges. She has been in prominent UK touring shows and is featured in Dammed Fine Art and Outlooks. Work in public collections includes The National Library of Scotland.