PLEASE NOTE: Classes will remain online until the new year, returning on-site in January, subject to official guidance.
Join us for a new term of Develop Your Painting with Sara Dudman.
The aim of this course is to help students loosen up and find their own style, progressing from simply copying to interpreting the subject. We will work from reference material provided; sometimes from photographs, sometimes still life, frequently referring to the work of great painters from the 20th century and before. Each week we take a different approach or theme, which, when combined together, will provide a firm base for individualisation and experimentation.
Elements studied will include working with acrylics – from washes to impasto; colour-mixing; mark-making; working with the pallet knife, how to create atmosphere and expression in your painting; as well as a continual assessment of tone, form, contrast and composition.
Students will need their own acrylics, plenty of paper to experiment and paint on, a canvas if wanted, brushes, paint pallet (for example a paper plate). You can also use an easel if you wish. We may also work with charcoal and pencil from time to time.
These classes are always hugely popular thanks to Sara’s great teaching style & techniques, so make sure that you book your spot well in advance.
Sara Dudman RWA is a painter, drawer and art educator. She studied Fine Art at Loughborough College of Art and Design and gained her Masters at De Montfort University. She exhibits extensively including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The National Open Art Prize and The Jerwood Drawing Prize as well as regularly exhibiting in New York, London, Cornwall and Hamburg. She was elected an RWA academician in 2016. Her rich career includes teaching, lecturing and advising on art in universities, schools, museums, galleries and The National Trust.
A deep curiosity about relationships and places underpins her creative practice and is fuelled by regular residential research trips throughout the British Isles and beyond. She lives and works in Somerset.
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