Inspired by: Bonnard
Dates: Friday 5 April + Saturday 6 April
Time: Friday 14:00-17:00; Saturday 09.30 – 17:00
Venue: The Fine Art Room – Ealing Broadway (see below for venue info)
No of sessions: 2
No. of students: 10
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella
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Explore the working methods and themes of Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) – the French post-Impressionist artist and founding member of art collective, Les Nabis, whose colour-rich work switched focus from cosmopolitan city life to unconventional, uncanny depictions of home life.
Coinciding with a major retrospective of Bonnard’s art at Tate Modern, take inspiration from an artist renowned for work rich in colour yet tinged with a sense of unease, as Bonnard’s avant-garde approach challenged classical ideas of standard themes including landscapes, still lives and interior scenes.
Bonnard – The French Window (1932)
We will examine Bonnard’s life and influences including Gauguin, Monet, Japonisme, and his wife Marthe Bonnard who appears in the majority of his work. We will also consider Bonnard’s working methods including his use of drawing and painting, as we explore working from memory, from photographs and with live models (nude and clothed).
Please note, due to venue restrictions, paintings can only be made using acrylic or watercolour.
Bonnard – Reclining nude against a white and blue plaid (Nu couché, fond de carreaux blancs et bleus), (ca. 1909)
Course level: all levels – however some drawing and painting experience essential. If you’re a beginner, please look at our Learn to draw or Learn to paint courses.
Venue: The Fine Art Room – Ealing Broadway
Your course takes place at the Ealing Quaker Meeting House.The Ealing Quaker Meeting House is located at 17 Woodville Road, Ealing, London, W5 2SE (see map)
The centre is approximately 5 minutes walk from Ealing Broadway Tube station (Central + District Lines, and mainline station 6 minutes journey to / from Paddington). Local bus routes: 65, 112, 207, 226, 297, 427, 483, 607, E1, E2, E7, E8, E9, E10 and E11. Bike racks are available to use on site.
There are a few parking spaces available at the venue but these cannot be reserved / guaranteed. Parking restrictions are in place close to the venue. Paid parking is available at Ealing Broadway station and Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre (approximately 6 minutes walk away). See map
Course materials: basic materials provided – please bring your own paints and brushes. Please request a materials list when booking.
Your course tutor: Mario Lautier Vella has run popular studio sessions for over a year, helping artists of all levels develop their thinking and skills further. Work from the studio sessions has also been exhibited, with students going on to sell their studio session pieces.
A qualified art tutor and professional artist, Mario’s work can be found in collections across the UK, North America, Australia, Canada and Malta. Find out more
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