CANDID ARTS

Promoting the Arts and Arts Education

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

LONG COURSES

12th, 19th, 26th January & 2nd February 2019 – LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING STUDIO
4 week course

Develop your painting technique working from the life model in a sustained pose
with guidance from an experienced tutor and practicing artist.
This life painting studio course is set up to support students who want to work independently but with some tutor guidance and group feedback.
Optional advice and information will be given on:
 Ways to improve colour mixing – skin tones
 Tone
 Creating depth
 Developing and pushing your own painting technique
 Exploring different palette colours
 Making stronger compositions
 Surface choices
 Ground colour choices
 Dealing with common problems
 Taking inspiration from different artist images and approaches

If you have already been to one of our untutored sessions but feel you need a little
extra support and guidance then this course is recommended.

Dates: 12th, 19th, 26th January & 2nd February 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Kim Scouller / James Hague
Fee: £210 or £60 per session (some materials are provided)

Suitable for those with some painting experience – (intermediate to advanced).

 

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7th February – 28th March – LIFE & PORTRAIT PAINTING (THURSDAYS 2-5pm)

Image by Kim Scouller

This new life & portrait painting course is a fantastic opportunity to learn or develop painting skills while working from a live model.
Working from both the nude figure and clothed portrait set up, the course is aimed to allow you to develop skills and a more personal approach and painting language.
You will be guided through the different stages of making life paintings and portraits in oils using different approaches, using artist’s images as inspiration.
From compositional studies through to the finished paintings, proportions and structure of the head and body will also be discussed and demonstrated.
There will be an opportunity to work on the same painting for several weeks.
Advice will be given about materials, brushes and suitable surfaces to paint on.

Date: 7th February, 14th February, 21st February, 28th February, 7th March, 14th March, 21st March, 28th March 2019
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Fee: £290 (All materials included except canvas)
Drop-in fee: £30
Course is suitable for all levels

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SHORT COURSES

9th February, 16th February – LIFE DRAWING: COLOUR & COMPOSITION

Explore and compare Matisse and Bonnards’s varying styles and approaches to the
female form and their unique use of colour and composition.
This 2 day course is structured to allow you the freedom to experiment with colour and follow in the footsteps of these two great artists and friends. You will develop
line drawings in ink, layered charcoal drawings and small composition studies
leading up to sustained pure pastel drawings. There will be plenty of demonstrations of techniques and explanations of their influences.
The studio set-up will emulate both Bonnard’s intimate domestic scenes and
Matisse’s own studio where the model draped in colourful fabrics will interact with props and furniture.

Date: 9th &16th February 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Kim Scouller
Fee: £120 (All materials included)
Suitable for all levels

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23rd February – LIFE DRAWING TECHNIQUES

Freshen up your approach and learn some new techniques for drawing the human figure. With lots of guidance and one-to-one tuition to help you build skills and confidence in working from the body. This course includes long and short poses,
different drawing materials and with reference to artists images and approaches.

Date: 23rd February 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Dolph Van Eden
Fee: £60 (All materials included)
Suitable for all levels

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Image by James Hague

2nd March – Portrait Painting Workshop – AN INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAIT PAINTING FROM LIFE
Focusing on the head and shoulders, you will be introduced to the different approaches of 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.

James Hague is a London based artist who studied Fine Art at the University of
Northumbria at Newcastle and the Royal College of Art. In 1996 he won the BP
portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. Most recently he was the recipient of the Ondjaatje Prize for portraiture at the Royal society of Portrait Painters. James has recently become a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Date: March 2nd 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: James Hague
Fee: £65 (All materials will be provided except canvas)
Suitable for all levels

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9th March – Lino/Wood Cutting 
Learn new printing techniques

Printmaking course with BP Portrait Award winning artist and RP member James Hague. Learn and develop skills in relief printing using both Lino and Wood Cutting techniques.
This hands on workshop will include:
 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

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

Date: 9th March
Time: 10am-4:30pm
Tutor: James Hague | http://www.jameshague.uk
Fee: £65 (All materials included)
Suitable for all levels

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Image by Dolph van Eden

23rd March – INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY
Learn the basics of structure, proportions and basic anatomy of the body to help inform your life drawings.

Date: 23rd March 2019
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Tutor: Dolph Van Eden
Fee: £60 (All materials included)
Suitable for all levels

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30th March – Portraiture Workshop – ZORN: A CONTEMPORARY FOUR COLOUR PALETTE

Follow in the footsteps of the artist Anders Zorn* and discover the colour and tonal possibilities of working with just four tubes of paint.
This Portraiture workshop will introduce you to working with a limited palette as a way of simplifying colour mixing and to really understand colour temperature. Due to the colour limitation, the Zorn palette leans more to working tonally which is a great way to learn about colour.
Guidance will be given about structuring your work, proportions, colour mixing and expressive paint handling (all with reference to Anders Zorns paintings).
*Swedish artist Anders Zorn (1860-1920) is best known for his portraits, domestic scenes and nudes in outdoor settings. He is also acclaimed for his use of the four colour palette which is now known as the Zorn Palette.

Date: 30th March 2019
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 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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