Ten week course
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Start: 14 January 2019
Mondays: 14, 21, 28 January; 4, 11, (No course 18), 25 February; 4, 11, 18, 25 March 2019
Finish: 25 March 2019
Who is this class suitable for?
This course is suitable for all levels of skill. This course is designed for those wishing to develop their knowledge of the work of other artists through creative exploration.
What will be covered in the class?
During this 10-week course, students will experiment with an array of different materials and techniques to explore and investigate the works of 10 artists. Guided by tutor Louise Lahive, students will be introduced to the work of a new artist each week, studying their artistic ideas and techniques and applying these concepts and skills to their own paintings or ‘mixed media’ work at their own level of ability. Through this course, students will gain practical and analytical skills partnered with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a variety of artists.
What to Bring?
Students will need to bring their own course specific materials, including: pens and pencils, ruler, rubber, scissors, acrylic paint (cadmium red, ultramarine, cobalt blue, cadmium yellow, white), paint brushes and paper (sketch book A3 or A2).
Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and the tutor will let students know week to week what project we will be working on so that students will have the opportunity to collect extra material if they wish to do so.
Working primarily with oil paints, Hertfordshire-based artist, Louise Lahive, is committed to exploring the patterns that come from using natural phenomena like rain or heat as a process for creating image. As well as using nature in her processes, Louise often includes objects sourced from nature as material in her artworks - sometimes covered or buried in the paint, sometimes painted as objects in their own right or added to the images as texture.
Louise is interested in the way that natural phenomenon can be viewed through scientific methods and how this is linked to what we can see with our naked eye. By considering these ways of seeing, Lahive explores these patterns and presents them to us as ambiguous images.
Louise graduated with a BA in Fine Art Painting from Kingston University and has since been a Fellow at Digswell Arts (2012–17) and has had her work shown in a number of exhibitions.