Inspired by: Degas – course now full
Dates: Wednesday 8 August – Friday 10 August
Time: 10:00-16:00
Venue:  The Fine Art Room – Northfields (see below for venue info) + Central London
No of sessions: 3
No. of students:
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella

Course fees:
Standard fee:  £150

 Instalment payments are 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.

A 3 day workshop (1 research day and 2 full days in the studio) where we explore the methods and motivations of draughtsman, painter and sculptor Edgar Degas. Try your hand at a variety of art-making techniques including pastel drawing, monoprinting and clay modelling.

This new 3 day workshop will introduce you to the artist dubbed an Impressionist but dismissed the label applied to him in order to take a more radical approach to his art-making.

From bleak brothel scenes to his beloved ballerinas and much more, discover how Degas pushed his practice in both techniques and subject matter then have a go responding to similar themes using Degas’ practice as your starting point.

The course also includes a research day where we will examine Degas’ artwork in the National Gallery before collecting images and completing preliminary sketches and studies in Central London. Back in the studio we will create work in response to our research as well as subjects loved by Degas. The course also includes an afternoon drawing / painting a nude model.

Course level: intermediate / advanced – some drawing and painting experience essential. Get in touch if you’re not sure of your level / suitability.

VenueThe Fine Art Room – Northfields + Central London venues

Your studio sessions take place at Northfields Community Centre.
Northfields Community Centre is located at 71A Northcroft Rd, London, W13 9SS.

The centre is approximately 5 minutes walk from Northfields Tube station (Piccadilly Line). Local bus routes: E2 or E3.  There are a few parking spaces available at the centre but these cannot be reserved / guaranteed.  Parking restrictions are in place close to the Centre but free parking is available in streets a short distance away. See map

Our research day begins at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. We will meet at a Central London tube station before going to the gallery. We will then spend the day working in the surrounding area.

Course materials:  basic materials provided. An additional materials list will be sent to you upon booking.

Your course tutor: Mario Lautier Vella is a qualified teacher and professional artist.  The founder and director of The Fine Art Room, Mario has enjoyed teaching for a nearly a decade, working with adults at a number of venues and events including City Lit, The Affordable Art Fair and Watford Museum.

He continues to run popular weekly art sessions in Ealing, across London and abroad, helping artists of all levels develop their thinking and skills further.  His work can be found in collections across the UK, Malta, North America, Canada and Australia.

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