AboutThis course is aimed at students who are interested in developing their own ideas and preparatory material with tutorial support and guidance. Students are encouraged to develop their own practical and aesthetic interests by setting up an individual studio-based enquiry from the first day. This will be supported by a series of optional morning workshops which include working from secondary sources such as paintings and drawings; mixing and applying colour; discussing supports and grounds; methods demonstrations and learning some of the essentials of the painter's craft. A life model can be booked on selected days to generate source material (please note that the life model will change day-to-day). There will be individual tutorials, slide shows of tutors' work and group critiques. The tutors represent a wide spectrum of professional practice in terms of style and subject matter. We strongly recommend that students have a rudimentary knowledge of drawing and prepare note and sketchbook work before joining the class in order to gain maximum benefit from the course. This course may be followed for two or four weeks as appropriate.