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 SATURDAY CLASSES 

18 Jan Portrait Painting
25 Jan Back to Life: Techniques, structured approach to life drawing
01 Feb Matisse Figures: Colour and Line
08 Feb Intro to Anatomy
15 Feb Mixed Media Life Drawing
22 Feb Painting the Nude
29 Feb Head to Toes: drawing the Head, Hands & Feet
07 Mar Drawing Portraits
14 Mar Portrait Painting
21 Mar Back to Life: Techniques, structured approach to life drawing
28 Mar & 04 Apr  Portrait Painting: Two day pose – drawing /painting
18 Apr Intro to Anatomy
25 Apr Figure, Fabric and Fables
02 May Head to Toes: drawing the Head, Hands & Feet
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Portrait Painting

Focusing on the head and shoulders, you will be introduced to the different approaches
for 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: 18 January, 14 March 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: James Hague

Suitable for all levels
Materials included
£70

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Back to Life

This course is aimed at beginners and those who are new to life drawing – learn the 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.

Date: 25 January, 21 March 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: Calvin Richards
Suitable for all levels
Materials included
£65

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Matisse Figures: Colour and Line

Explore Matisse’s varying approaches to the female form and his unique use of colour
and line. This course allows you the freedom to experiment with colour and follow in the
footsteps of this master colourist.
Develop line drawings in ink, layered charcoal drawings leading up to a finished oil
painting.
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 a finished oil painting.

Date: 1 February 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: Kim Scouller

Suitable for all levels
Materials included
£65

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Introduction to Anatomy

Learn the basics of structure, proportions and anatomy of the body to help inform your
life drawings and understanding of the body.

With tutor demonstrations and lots of guidance and one-to-one tuition to help build
skills and confidence in working from the figure. This course includes long and short
poses, different drawing materials and with reference to artists images and approaches.
This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate students.

Date: 8 February, 18 April 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: Dolph van Eden
Materials included
£65

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Mixed Media Life Drawing

If you’re looking to inject some fun into your life drawings, this is the course for you.
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, chalk pastels, felt tips.

Date: 15 February 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: Kim Scouller

Suitable for all levels
Materials included
£65

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Painting the Nude

Suitable for beginners and intermediate students, this popular course is designed to
guide students through the complete process of painting the nude from life in oils.
Beginning with drawing, you will be guided step-by-step through the different stages:
from compositional studies, mixing flesh tones and paint application. Techniques to help
with proportion, tone and scale will also be demonstrated.

Date: 22 February 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: James Hague

Suitable for all levels
Materials included
£70

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Head to Toes: Drawing the Head, Hands and Feet

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: 29 February, 2 May 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: Calvin Richards, Dolph van Eden

Suitable for all levels
Materials included
£65

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Drawing Portraits

Develop essential skills necessary to create convincing portrait drawings.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work from a model at close range – you will be guided
through the different stages of making a finished portrait. From the structure and
proportions of the head, to the features of the face and expression will be discussed and
demonstrated.

Date: 7 March 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: Dolph van Eden

Suitable for all levels
Materials included
£65

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Portrait Painting – 2 day pose (drawing and painting)

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to paint and were apprehensive about those early stages
and how to acquire a sound method or wanting to develop your painting skills, then this
is the course for you! Slowing things down, we work from the same model over two days
to develop a portrait in oils.
You will be guided throughout the process from start to finish, with lots of one-to-one
tuition and demonstrations using a practiced, professional technique.
The course will include how to choose a palette, colour mixing, paint application, colour
and tone and proportions and structure of the head will also be discussed and
demonstrated.

Date: 28 March & 4 April 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: Various

Suitable for all levels
Materials included
£135

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Figure, Fabric and Fables

A one day workshop working with a life model focusing on how fabric wraps around the figure within the development of a classical narrative.
Discover compression zones, areas of tension, sags and falls, all combining to produce narrative story lines and mythology.

Date: 25 April 2020

Times: 10am-4:30pm
Location: Candid SkyLab

Tutor: Calvin Richards
Suitable for all levels
Materials included
£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.

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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