Art Studio course gallery 

Assignment: Begin With An Image…

Artists were asked to create work in response to the painting below without being told the title of the work, the artist or any contextual info.

Here’s a selection of artwork and studies made by some of the course artists taking part:

Moira – Hurt
Pastels on paper
Moira – Trapped
Watercolour on paper
Jane Goddard – My sick bed
Pastels and graphite on paper

Dieter – Sweet Dreams are made of this I

Dry point etching with chine collé on paper

Dieter – Sweet Dreams are made of this II
Dry point etching with chine collé on paper

Clare – Art Studio
Paper Collage
Harriet – Drained by weariness
Paper, acrylic, ink
Harriet – Dreaming of escape I
Paper, collage, acrylic, ink, graphite
Harriet – Dreaming of escape II
Paper, collage, acrylic, ink, graphite

Jo Melhuish Woman in Red Dress I

Acrylic on canvas

Jo Melhuish – Woman in Red Dress II

Acrylic on canvas
Hilary – It takes a lot of effort to raise your spirits these days!

Acrylic and collage on paper

Jane – Que Sera Sera

Collage, ink, acrylic

Jane – I Wonder
Collage, ink, acrylic

 

Jane – He loves me, he loves me not

Collage, ink, acrylic

Christie – Opposites I – East to West (Inspired by Frida Kahlo)

Collage – magazine cut outs

Christie – Opposites II – Oriental Mystique To…(Inspired by Frida Kahlo)

Collage – magazine cut outs

Christie – Opposites III – Tropical Paradise (Inspired by Frida Kahlo)

Collage – magazine cut outs

Lindsey – Upcycling- blossom in a vase
Mixed media

Jan – Fly Little Butterfly Fly

 Acrylic on Paper

Vali Bugden – Daydream
Watercolour
Vali Bugden – Daydream
Watercolour
Vali Bugden – Eye of the Beholder
Watercolour
Jan D –  Rising up out of the frame
Paper collage and felt pen
Jan D – A young child lost in sleep
Pencil on paper
Jill Chatterton – I could have danced all night
Acrylic on paper 

Jill Chatterton – But the Couch and my Dressing Gown called me!!
Acrylic on paper

 

Maria – The Anticipation
Watercolour, graphite and ink pen
Adriana Falcone – She Threw The Blanket On The Chair
Watercolour
Adriana Falcone – Went For a Walk and Sat Under A Tree Reading a Book
Watercolour
Sophie – Working’ gentleman resting in the House
Pastel on paper
Sophie – Working woman in need of a lie down
Watercolour on paper

Life Drawing and Painting home study course gallery 

Assignment: The National Portrait Gallery

This week’s brief centred on a series of nudes from The National Portrait Gallery’s collection.

The gallery houses a large collection of nude photographs of celebrated sitters but these are rarely exhibited. The brief gave us a chance to enjoy some of the photos from the gallery’s collection – a diverse set of photos that range from stylised studio shots through to more candid shots and iconic selfies…

Here’s a selection of artwork and prepatory studies made by some artists taking part in the session.

Look out for another gallery of work coming soon…

Pauline – Marsha
Graphite on paper
Pauline – Pearls
Graphite on paper
Jill – Black and White Image
Collage
Jill – Hands Up
Graphite on paper
Biba – Lucian
Graphite on paper
Mario Lautier Vella – Afternoon Shrink
Acrylic on canvas

>> Find out more about our Life Drawing and Painting home study course


Tuesday art studio 
Dates: Tuesday 15 May – Tuesday 24 July (no session Tuesday 29 May)
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue:  The Fine Art Room – Ealing Broadway (see below for venue info)
No of sessions: 10
No. of students:
12
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella

Course fees:
Full fee:  £200
Senior fee (aged 65+) and concessionary fee*  £165
Full fee drop in:  £25 a session
Senior fee (aged 65+) and concessionary fee* drop in  £20 a session

*Concessionary fees are available if you receive housing and council tax benefits, income support or jobseeker’s allowance. You will be required to provide evidence at the time of booking. Instalment payments  on block booking may be available – please get in touch to discuss this further. See our terms and conditions before booking or get in touch with any questions you may have.

Our popular 3 hour studio session where you can respond to a set brief over 2 sessions, working with drawing, painting or a combination of your favourite media. Develop your creativity and take your art-making skills further…

The weekly art studio sessions allow you to explore your ideas and make fresh work in a fun and inspiring environment.

The Fine Art Room studio sessions centre around a set brief which takes place over two weeks – previous briefs have asked artists to respond to a still life arrangement, a specific theme, a particular way of working or your own interests and research.

Artists then work on their pieces over two sessions, creating drawings, paintings, collage or mixed media pieces. You can make a number of works or focus on a single piece over the two sessions.

The course also includes a research day where we visit a museum, gallery or site of interest for inspiration before responding in the studio.

Please note,  due to venue restrictions, paintings can only be made using acrylic or watercolour.

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.

VenueThe 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:  some 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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