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Life Drawing Workshop


A different way of seeing
Studio-based sessions which introduce strategies and techniques for drawing
based on the human figure.
This course will assist both a beginner and advanced artists/designers in
developing fundamental drawing techniques, mastering the power to creatively
draw, and to intrinsically awaken the eye, using the human body as the focus
of study.

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Painting Workshop


Studio-based sessions led by a master painter which encourages painting
practices that are experimental, speculative and reflective, to pursue the
research, analysis, organisation and communication of a visual culture.
The ethos of the programme is based on the array of new and traditional
approaches to painting and to question the position of painting within the
wider context of contemporary art practice. It develops from a broad to a
specialist understanding of the technical resources and validating contexts
in which artists work today. The programme approaches painting in diverse
contemporary forms, panel,canvas and natural supports, as well as mural
painting, installation-based painting and architecturally driven painting
and is developed through experimentation with other art forms such as
printmaking, film, photography and object-making.
Students will be expected to initiate and develop their own programme of
work with tutorial guidance and technical support. They will be encouraged
to produce artworks and projects in a family of media, adapting approaches
drawn from an increasingly wide array of subject disciplines, drawing on
related fields and methods.

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Photography Workshop


Studio-based sessions led by a master photographer which will encourage
photography students to generate visual ideas and to learn techniques which
will allow them to develop photography as a medium for artistic expression.
The aim of this study-unit is present photography as a medium which is a
blend of art and technology. A blend of conceptual, aesthetic and
technological awareness makes the use of photography one of the most
relevant artist's contemporary media. The unit will encourage students to
generate visual ideas and to learn the techniques to put these ideas into
practice. In a development image market, transferable skills such as these
are recognized as essential career tools for photographers. The unit will
cover the early history of photography, the different techniques of
photography over history, the principles of light and the work of leading
art photographers. It will also offer students an approach to contextual
studies. The study-unit will, finally, lead students to develop
self-selected pieces of work.

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