Painting - Subject Led

Intuitive painting – process and imagination with Chris Gilvan-Cartwright

Ref: SWE08887

Intermediate/Advanced

£259.00
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About this course

Work with themes from your imagination in a playful and practical approach to painting. Led by an inspirational and enthusiastic tutor you will be encouraged to free your creativity and experiment with painting as a tool for expression. Learn acrylic painting techniques and processes that help you explore your own imagined worlds and create painted realities.

Course Description

Explore a more intuitive way of painting through automatism, automatic drawing techniques and a number of painting processes. Led by an inspirational tutor you will work with the dynamics of your imagination to create painted realities. These could be temporal distortions, dreamworlds, impossible formations and abstractions. A playful and practical approach to painting and drawing is encouraged on this partly structured course which covers:

• Ideas and Inspiration.

• Generating ideas through automatic drawing techniques.

• Technique demonstrations.

• Acrylic painting techniques.

• Discussion and encouragement of your ideas and approaches.

• Practical sessions.

• Tutor feedback.

We will also take a look at contemporary artists who are working with these themes.

By the end of the course you will have increased your knowledge, approaches and confidence in painting as well as developed further your ideas and direction.

Timetable

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.

Daily timetable

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.

Last day

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)

Course Materials

Included

  • The course fee includes the cost of providing some paper shared amongst the group.

What students need to bring

  • Rags
  • Empty window cleaner sprayer (for spraying water on artwork)
  • Cling film to keep paints wet
  • A portable music device with headphones and music (optional)
  • Bring the mediums you like to work with and what you like to work on such as canvas, paper, boards etc. There will be acrylic techniques and demonstrations so it's advisable to bring some acrylics and mediums. You may bring oils if you wish but please consider the drying time and transport of work.
  • Please bring a range of inspirational images and reference material that you may find useful to work from as source material or simply to inspire your ideas. These could be images from books, magazines, illustrations, photos, poetry, text, or actual objects and items that you might incorporate into your paintings.

Available to buy

  • Acrylic paints
  • A range of brushes (including large household brushes)
  • Acrylic primer
  • Acrylic retarder/flow improver/GUC100/modeling paste/polyfilla
  • Paper
  • Canvas ready-made various sizes
  • Card
  • Boards primed and canvas
  • Palettes
  • Palette knives
  • Black ink (water resistant)

Tutors

Chris Gilvan-Cartwright

Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, aka The Baron Gilvan, is a painter, performer and animator.
Graduating from Central St Martins he won the Royal Overseas League bursary to paint in India and Nepal. He designed the BBC Proms logos for two seasons, has exhibited extensively and performed at the Jerwood Gallery Hastings. Chris also trained at Kracow Academy of Fine Arts, Poland, and University of Brighton. He has taught over 20 years from Foundation to Degree level. Chris is a member of Central Illustration Agency and has illustrated 20 children's books, including 'Becoming Me', Frances Lincoln Publishing.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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