Slade Summer School: Life Painting
This course offers the opportunity of full-time working from the model. It is open to students of all levels from beginners to more experienced painters (although we do recommend that students have a rudimentary knowledge of drawing). It allows for sustained perceptual concentration, with the freedom to experiment and revise. The course begins with a series of studies, using a variety of poses, exploring tone, colour, light, space, composition and pictorial structure. This series develops into a single pose which continues to occupy the final week. The course is supported by slide talks, group discussions and critiques. There will be demonstrations on canvas preparation, paint application and colour mixing. Technical support will be available for those students who wish to construct canvases. Though we encourage the use of oil paint, other media may be used.
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