CANDID ARTS

Promoting the Arts and Arts Education

ART COURSES

 

If you’re looking to develop existing skills or to learn some new ones, these classes aim to provide you with the tools to help you on your creative journey. With experienced tutors who are also practising artists, you are in safe hands.

These courses aim to help you:
– Draw/paint more accurately from observation
– Use a variety of drawing/painting materials
– Be more confident at starting to make drawings/paintings
– Look at a variety of artists who work from the figure to use as inspiration
Suitability:
All our courses are suitable for all levels of experience!
Location:
Candid SkyLab (4th Floor, Candid Arts, 5 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ)

 


UPCOMING CLASSES

LIFE DRAWING BODY BASICS: HEAD TO TOES 

Learn some simple techniques to help break down the structure and proportions of the head, hands and feet to give you confidence when tackling these tricky areas of the body. Line, tone and gesture will also be explored through the drawings. This course includes long and short poses and lots of demonstrations to guide you through the different techniques.

Date: 20th July, 21st September 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Calvin Richards
Fee: £ 60 (All materials included)
Suitable for all levels

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PORTRAIT PAINTING COURSE

Develop your Portrait Painting

Explore methods to help develop your personal approach to Portrait Painting. This is an ideal course for students that have either completed Intro to Portrait Painting or who have some painting experience.

With a series of demonstrations you will be guided through the different techniques and materials best suited to your own particular style of painting. This will include initial sketches and composition ideas, choosing and preparing your painting surface and grounds, choosing and mixing colours and the application and techniques of applying oil paint.

Date: 27th July, 14th September 2019
Time:
10am – 4.30pm

Tutor: James Hague
Fee: £65

For those who have completed the Introduction to Portrait Painting course or those with some previous painting experience.

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INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY
Learn the basics of structure, proportions and basic anatomy of the body to help inform your life drawings.

Date: 3rd August, 7th September 2019 Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Dolph Van Eden
Fee: £60 (All materials included)
Suitable for all levels

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LINO / WOOD CUTTING COURSE

Learn and develop skills in relief printing using both Lino and Wood Cutting techniques.

This hands on workshop includes:

  • Introduction to tools and materials
  • How to choose and prepare an image/portrait from either a photograph or drawing
  • How to transfer your image onto your printing surface
  • Cutting your print surface
  • Proofing and printing your image 

Please note, you will have to bring a photo/drawing with you (portrait of yourself or someone else.)

Date: 10th August 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: James Hague
Fee: £65 (All materials included)

Suitable for all levels.

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INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAIT PAINTING

Focusing on the head and shoulders, you will be introduced to the different approaches to making a portrait in oils. With a series of demonstrations you will be guided through the different techniques and materials best suited to your own particular style of painting. This will include initial sketches, planning a composition, choosing and preparing your painting surface and grounds, choosing and mixing colour and the application and techniques of applying oil paint.

Date: 17 August 2019
Time:
10am – 4.30pm

Tutor: James Hague
Fee: £65

Suitable for all levels

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PORTRAIT DRAWING

Learn some useful techniques for structuring the head and features, which will help towards capturing the individuality of your sitter.

You will be guided through the different stages of making a finished portrait drawing – from initial quick studies looking at the head from different angles, and how to structure and place the features of the face to building up form and tonality. You will use materials such as charcoal, graphite and chalks.

This course includes plenty of demonstrations and one-to-one tuition.

Date: 24th August 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Dolph van Eden
Fee: £ 60 (All materials included)
Suitable for all levels

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BACK TO LIFE

This 1 day course is aimed at both beginners and experienced artists. A re-appraisal of some of basic techniques of drawing the body to help develop you’re own drawing approach. We explore ways of improving proportion, scale, structure and volume in the body as well as advice on how to develop line and tone in the drawings. There will be long and short poses to build confidence and skills in drawing from the figure. The course includes lots of demonstrations and one-to- one tuition. A relaxed atmosphere to suit all levels who want to progress.

Date: 31st August 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Calvin Richards
Fee: £ 60  (All materials included)
Suitable for all levels

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LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING: MIXED MEDIA

Discover new and experimental approaches to life drawing, working with a variety of mark-making techniques including gesture, line and tonal exercises. This course aims to give you some new techniques and the opportunity to try new and unfamiliar materials to freshen up your approach.

Materials include: oil pastels, ink and wash, acrylic paint, chalk pastels.

Date: 28th September
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Fee: £ 65 (All materials included)
Suitable for all levels

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Untutored Life Drawing Classes

These untutored classes allow you to work from the model at your own pace. The class begins with some short warm-up poses then moves into a sustained pose as set up for you for the rest of the session. You’re welcome to bring your own materials and we have some charcoal and paper available to purchase. This is a great opportunity to work, untutored from the model in a sustained pose.

These classes will run alongside the Saturday courses.

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab
Suitable for all levels
Bring your own materials
Fee: £35/day

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About Kim Scoullerkim

Kim is an experienced art tutor and practising artist, graduating with a BA (hons) in drawing and painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 2003 and then at the Prince’s Drawing School, London from 2007-09. During 10 years of teaching Kim has taught art students of all ages and abilities at institutions such The Prince’s Drawing School, City Lit and workshops with adults and secondary school students across London.

Her own art practice centres on drawing and painting from life, exploring a variety of approaches to representing the world around her. Kim has been the recipient of several awards and residencies and has exhibited her work widely including the BP Portrait Award, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition.

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