Visit Sussex sites and West Dean College and Gardens to record
observations and develop visual ideas for your sketchbook. Back in
the studio, exercises in perspective and composition with advice on
media, will provide structure to develop your interpretive
Develop your observational skills in drawing from life, and a more personal fluency in interpreting figures, architecture and the landscape. Learn how to make the best use of a sketchbook both as a means of recording your observations, and for developing visual ideas. This course offers plenty of practical help both on location, and back at the studio, including exercises in perspective and composition and advice on whatever media you have chosen to work with.
We will visit Cowdray Castle in Midhurst, the Weald and Downland Museum, Bosham Harbour as well as use the house and grounds of West Dean. These different locations provide a good range of subjects to tackle and give plenty of scope to develop your interpretive skills.
In the afternoon and evening of each day we continue to work in the studio, developing further our location drawings, or producing new work from them. During the course you will be shown examples of other artists' work, and there will be a presentation of the tutor's work as a short lecture.
You will come away with a sketchbook full of ideas and drawings.
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)
Paul Cox's fluid, immediate draughtsmanship and vibrant colour
makes him one of the most enjoyable of contemporary illustrators. A
recent highly successful exhibition in London of over 200 works
demonstrated the breadth of his achievement, and especially the
geographical range of his imagery; for he is a significant
topographical painter as well as both an incisive and sensitive
literary illustrator and highly versatile designer.