Inspired by: Picasso’s Rose Period
Dates: Saturday 10 August
Venue: The Fine Art Room – Northfields (see below for venue info)
No of sessions: 1
No. of students: 15
Tutor: Mario Lautier Vella
Image above: Picasso – Boy With A Pipe (1905)
Be inspired by an early time in Picasso’s long career that marked the departure from his sombre Blue Period into what’s known as his Rose Period. Discover how and why Picasso shifted his practice to produce work that’s warmer, brighter and centred on some colourful characters…
Between 1904 and 1906, Pablo Picasso’s direction and approach changed radically – his art was driven by a ‘rose’ palette, with pink and complimentary blues featuring prominantly in his work. The result is art that feels joyeous and more upbeat than his previous Blue Period output, yet which retains an air of unease carried over from his previous work.
Picasso’s paintings from this time feature friends he made whilst working in Montmartre and a change in his representation of the human figure – discoveries that would go on to shape his more abstract work…
Picasso – Acrobat and Young Harlequin (1905)
In the morning, we will begin with a short presentation on Picasso and the Rose Period that will also include contemporary artists working with similar themes. We will then enjoy a life drawing session where we will work with our life models (both clothed, semi-clothed and nude) in both short and long poses. In the afternoon, we will respond to our drawings by developing them further or taking them into painting.
Please note, due to venue restrictions, paintings can only be made using acrylic or watercolour.
Picasso – Acrobat on a Ball (1905)
Course level: Intermediate / advanced – 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 – Northfields
Your course takes 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
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, Malta, The Netherlands, North America, Australia and Canada. Find out more
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