This course is ideal for all students at all levels from beginner to advanced. The course is given by Gianlucca Rotelli. We will use the reference book Drawing Course by Charles  Bargue and Die Gestalt Des Menschen from Gottfried Bammes .

On this course the students will receive instruction in the ‘Sight-Size’ method of drawing. Each student will be trained to draw from simple to highly complex images. . In addition, we will focus on anatomical drawing with an emphasis on human physiognomy. This will include a detailed study of  the human skull; the structure of the eyes; the nose; the mouth and ears. They will study and analyse as well as execute detailed copies of Bargue's drawings in order to develop in-depth techniques as regards  composition, line, perspective, and shading. During the course, the students will also learn how to use the plumb-line and they will be able to correctly judge  all measurements, including heights, widths, negative spaces, and halftones.

The study of anatomy for  students of drawing is absolutely fundamental. It enables the artist  to be able to observe the exterior of the subject or model while also understanding and reacting to the anatomical realities below the surface. Students will learn to imagine and see the muscles below the skin, the skeleton below the muscles. Students will learn to employ the simplification of the planes in life-drawing.  This is one of the best ways to learn how to visually build the human-body with our anatomical knowledge. During the course , we will study the muscles in connections with the skeleton with a particular concentration on the skull. 

Drawing well makes the artist free to express themselves in a figurative style. Drawing is the most essential building block and primary skill to create a consistent structure for the artist. This course is a prerequisite for oil painting and by the end of the course students will be able to draw a portrait properly and with confidence.

During the lessons the students  will learn the process of how to correctly prepare the canvas to support oil colours and special varnishes. The techniques used come from the great classical masters like Rembrandt and Caravaggio. The main point of the course is how to create high-quality professional and beautiful oil pigments using only natural materials. This process is actually very old and has been in use for many centuries. The fundamentals of drawing will help the student to discover how to make classical paintings. Students will also be able to mix natural pigments themselves having completed the course.

Tuesdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

  £296.00 (12 weeks)

Tue 23 April, 2019 - Tue 16 Jul, 2019

 

 

 

 

 Tuesdays 2:00pm- 5:00pm

 £270.00( 12 weeks)

Tue 23 April, 2019 - Tue 16 Jul, 2019

Traditional painting course of material

 

During the lessons the students will learn the process of how to correctly prepare the canvas to support oil colours and special varnishes. The techniques used come from the great classical masters like Rembrandt and Caravaggio. The main point of the course is how to create high-quality professional and beautiful oil pigments using only natural materials. This process is actually very ancient and has been in use for many centuries. Fundamentals of Drawing will help the student to discover the secrets to make classical paintings students will be able to mix natural pigments themselves having completed the course.

New

Thu 25 April, 2019 - Thu 18 Jul, 2019

Thursday 2:00pm – 5:00pm

£296.00 (12 weeks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 New

 Thu 25 April, 2019 - Thu 18 Jul, 2019

Thursday 10:00 am- 1:00pm

 £296.00( 12 weeks)

New

Anatomy for Artists 

 

A course for all levels of drawing ability that will enable you to apply the knowledge of human anatomy to depicting the human figure. You will discover ways of understanding and responding to anatomical information and also interpret the surface of the human form using planes. This course will be important for those who wish to paint the human form and will enable you to combine your observational skills with necessary anatomical knowledge

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£296.00

Tuesdays
30 April – 9 July 2019 / 6.30pm – 9pm
11 Tuesdays / No half term break




 

**NEW** How to Progress Further in Portraiture

This course is structured around ideas in portraiture and is open to students working in oil, watercolour or drawing media. We will explore self-portraiture and consider questions of perception and identity with reference to Rembrandt and Frida Kahlo. Working with the model will allow us to consider the sense of the fleeting moment in impressionist portraits by artists such as Manet or Sargent. The course will also consider the innovative use of photographs in relation to a variety of artists including Degas or, more recently, Jenny Saville. The course will be of interest to those who have experience of doing portraits but will also introduce a variety of approaches to those working with portraiture for the first time. Not suitable for beginners. 

£242.00

Mondays
29 April – 8 July 2019 / 6.30 – 9.00pm
9 Mondays / No half term break



 

How to Paint a Portrait

 

We will explore the fascination and particular challenge of portraiture through drawing and oil painting from a model. There will be a focus on technique from drawing through to finding tone and colour, covering the handling and application of paint. Focussing on anatomical drawing we will include detailed study of the human skull, the structure of the eyes, the nose, the mouth and ears. Poses will be held over several weeks and individual approaches will be discovered and encouraged. 

2 May – 11 July 2019 / 6.30pm-9.00pm
11 Thursdays / No half term break

£296.00

New The Alchemy of Oil Painting

 

This course will focus on the classical techniques and processes of oil painting, covering drawing, ground preparation, underpainting and glazes. Through a series of set projects you will gain a better understanding of tone, colour, painting technique and application.

£592.00

Fridays
3 May – 12 July / 10.00am-4.00pm
11 Fridays / No half term break

Traditional preparation of canvas with Rabbit Skin glue and gesso is different from any commercial canvas with acrylic preparation, because it has unique qualities, such as speed drying, bright colors, facilitates like to remove drawing if you made a mistake, finally you can paint with thick color, and make a beautiful glazes.

​It is really useful for the artist to use a limited palette because it is easier to create harmony between colors, and also you will have more time to dedicate of proportions, masses and volumes.
Limited palette is one of the most important tools for painter to achieve high quality and speed brush stroke.

New

Teacher comes at your home of office for a prive lessons

40 pounds for an hour. 

Mail: gianlucarotelli@yahoo.it