Inspired by: Dora Maar – photomontage and beyond…
Dates: Saturday 2 November
Venue: The Fine Art Room – Ealing Broadway (see below for venue information)
No of sessions: 1
No. of students: 10
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella
Image: Dora Maar Untitled (Main Shell) Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Jacques Faujour
Standard fee: £70
Ahead of a major retrospective opening in November at Tate Modern, enjoy a full day in the studio exploring the life and work of artist Dora Maar.
Looking at her work as an artist and photographer, we will focus on photomontage – the Surrealist collage technique of creating surprising, startling imagery by combining photographic images from different sources to create new pictures and new meaning.
We will consider Maar’s photographic photomontages plus other photographic techniques to discover how we can create our own images and how these can be taken into drawing, painting or mixed media work, plus look at the work of other contemporary collage artists working with both figurative subjects and abstraction.
Image: Dora Maar Portrait of Picasso Paris, Studio 29, rue d’Astorg Winter 1935 – 1936. Gelatin silver negative on flexible support in cellulose nitrate 12 x 9 cm. Purchase in 2004 Center Pompidou Collection, Paris National Museum of Modern Art Center industrial creation © Adagp, Paris 2019 Photo © Pompidou Center, MNAM-CCI / Dist. NMR-GP
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 level: all levels- some drawing and painting experience useful. If you’re a beginner, please look at our Learn to draw course.
Course materials: basic materials provided – please bring your own paints and brushes if you wish to paint or make mixed media work. Please request a materials list when booking.
Your course tutor: Mario Lautier Vella has run popular studio sessions for a number of years 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, the Netherlands, Malta, North America, Canada and Australia. Find out more
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