CANDID ARTS

Promoting the Arts and Arts Education

SATURDAY SHORT 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

20th October – LIFE DRAWING – NEW TECHNIQUES
Try something new!

Discover new and experimental approaches to life drawing, working with a variety of mark-making techniques and 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, chalk pastel, felt pens.

Times: 10:00 – 16:30
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Price: £60

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27th October – Lino/Wood Cutting 
Learn new printing techniques

Printmaking workshop with BP Portrait Award winning artist and RP member James Hague.

  • An 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.

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

Time: 10am-4:30pm
Tutor: James Hague | http://www.jameshague.uk
Price: £60

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10th November – LIFE DRAWING – CHALK PASTEL TECHNIQUES
Develop skills and build confidence in working from life.

Inspired by Degas approach to pastel painting this course covers a variety of pastel techniques including ways of layering and building up tones to create a finished pastel drawing.

Materials, supports and the history of pastels will be discussed.

Times: 10:00 – 16:30
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Price: £60

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17th November – LIFE PAINTING
Develop skills and build confidence in working from life.

This popular course is designed to guide students through the complete process of painting from life in oils.

Beginning with drawing, you will be guided step-by-step through the different stages: from compositional studies, colour mixing and paint application. Techniques to help with proportion, tone and scale will also be demonstrated.

Times: 10:00 – 16:30
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Price: £65

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24th November – LARGE-SCALE LIFE DRAWING
Making the leap to work bigger

Develop large-scale drawings exploring different techniques and approaches to scaling up. This course aims to build confidence to help you move towards making work on a larger scale.

Working with charcoal and chalks we look at approaches to mark-making, line, tone and proportions of the body.

Times: 10:00 – 16:30
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Price: £60

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1st December –  LIFE DRAWING AND COLOUR
Develop ways of using expressive colour.

Inspired by Matisse’s bold approach to colour and his unique depictions of the female form this course will help you to explore and heighten your own sense of colour. During the course we look at examples of Matisse’s works particularly his use of pure colour and his treatment of the human figure. You will develop line drawings in ink and charcoal, leading up to sustained pure pastel drawings.

The studio set-up will emulate Matisse’s own studio where the model draped in colourful fabrics will interact with props and furniture.

Times: 10:00 – 16:30
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Price: £60

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8th December  – PORTRAIT PAINTING
Develop skills and build confidence in working from life.

This popular portrait painting course aims to encourage you to develop your painting skills with guidance about the different stages of making a portrait in oil colours: from compositional studies through to the finished painting. Colour mixing, paint application, proportions and structure of the head will also be discussed and demonstrated.

Times: 10:00 – 16:30
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Price: £65

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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 Saturday courses run by Kim Scouller.

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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