Discover your potential as you develop methods that suit your
creative outlook and drawing style. Define different modes of
looking including analytical, objective, subjective, expressive and
experimental, using traditional mediums. Subjects include life,
portrait, landscape, still life and interior. Understand visual
reasoning and attitudes in drawing and how to apply these to fulfil
the potential of your subject.
Discover methods of drawing that are sympathetic to your personal creative outlook and style of drawing. To succeed on this course you will have been drawing in the last year, if you are completely new to drawing please take a one or two day beginners' course first.
The tutor will introduce different modes of looking and visualisation such as the analytical, the objective, the subjective, expressive and experimental. He will explain the distinctions between each mode through demonstrations and examples, using traditional drawing mediums. Each day you will focus on one of these aspects using exercises in different styles of drawing.
Subjects covered include:
• Drawing from the life model - how to identify and resolve challenges drawing the figure.
• Landscape and architecture - introducing narrative and expression.
• Self-portrait - subjective use of mediums to capture the essence of mood and character.
• Still-life - texture and shading.
• Interior - creative composition and capturing the 'spirit of place' and atmosphere.
By the end of the course you will have revised, enhanced and developed the potential of your drawing. You will have a better understanding of your visual reasoning abilities, and how to clarify and adopt attitudes to drawing a subject in order to fulfil its potential.
Several evening events are planned throughout the week, a detailed timetable for your summer school week will be given to you on arrival. This will include:
Special Summer School features:
• Short inspirational talks by tutors and displays of their work
• A swap-over session to another course of your choice
• An optional evening at the Chichester Festival Theatre (pre-booked)
• A celebration with dinner, entertainment and music
• Workshop displays of students' work and informal end-of-course group reviews
Timetable for Summer Schools
Several evening events are planned throughout the week, a detailed timetable for the summer schools will be given to you on arrival.
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).
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 should vacate their rooms by 10am please.
John T. Freeman was born in London 1958 and trained at Bath Academy of Art ( Corsham ) and Chelsea School of Art . He has taught since 1985 as a freelance tutor and lecturer to all levels of ability across a wide spectrum including the computer games industry , Lion Head and Media Molecule , Hurtwood House School, Watts Gallery, Tate Britain, and the Prince of Wales Drawing School.