Chelsea Drawing and Painting
You can expect to develop a range of skills and an understanding of visual language during this intensive and supportive course. You’ll be introduced to new topics and technical skills, including colour theory, composition and observational drawing...
Taught by: Harriet Hedden.
You can expect to develop a range of skills and an understanding of visual language during this intensive and supportive course. You’ll be introduced to new topics and technical skills, including colour theory, composition and observational drawing. You will be encouraged to experiment with a range of media, including painting, drawing and collage. As you progress over the weeks, you’ll work on your own compositions using techniques and skills gained throughout the course. Basic materials are provided, but you will also benefit from building your own working kit to bring to the class every week. A Saturday morning sketchbook drawing session in a gallery will be included. Details will be provided by your tutor once you start the course. The course will culminate in a group exhibition in your classroom, of the coursework made, with the chance to invite your friends and family.
By the end of the course you'll have gained in confidence and created a body of work as a result of exploring different painting and drawing approaches and you will have developed your creative and reflective artistic practice. If you are keen to develop further, you may benefit from repeating the course and continue working in a supported environment to develop a self-directed approach whilst exploring new techniques.
Who Should Attend
Ideal for anyone looking to gain a greater understanding of art as well as those wanting to build their confidence in drawing and painting. It would especially suit you if you're keen to build experience or you're thinking of applying for further study in art and design.
Harriet Hedden was born and raised in Devon and Sussex. She studied painting at Norwich School of Art, and following a year as an Artist in residence in Bedford, went for two years to Freiburg, Germany as a guest of Prof. Peter Dreher, at the Staatliche Akademie für Bildenen Kunst (Karlsruhe). She was appointed a part time tutor at the Albert Ludwig Üniversitat in Freiburg during this period where she taught classes in Fine Art.
On her return to London she won an AHRB scholarship to study at the Slade School of Fine Art where she completed her MA in Fine Art (Printmaking) in 1997. She was invited to participate in leading masterclasses with Prof. Bartolemeu dos Santos at the Fundaçao Calouste Gubelkian Tavira Printmaking workshop twice in the following years, as well as a residency in Florence at Studio Art Centres International teaching BA and MA students.
She has continued to teach, raising her family as well as continuing her practice as an artist. She currently teaches at Chelsea College of Arts in London and has exhibited widely in the UK and in Europe.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
A selection of B grade drawing pencils
A selection of synthetic bristle paint brushes
One household paint brush (2-3")
One A4 drawing pad / sketchbook
Basic colours of acrylic paints (black, white, red, blue, yellow plus burnt sienna)
One bottle of black Quink (writing ink)
Cloths for drying brushes
One jam jar for water
One roll of masking tape
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.