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.
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.
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)
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.