Chelsea Open Studio

This open studio provides you with the perfect working environment and opportunity to develop your painting practice independently under the guidance of a respected professional artist. Using the medium of your choice, you will be encouraged to explore your own personal working methods whilst cultivating your individual expression and visual language...

Taught by: Enver Gursev.

Description

This open studio provides you with the perfect working environment and opportunity to develop your painting practice independently under the guidance of a respected professional artist. Using the medium of your choice, you will be encouraged to explore your own personal working methods whilst cultivating your individual expression and visual language.  Particular emphasis will be placed on developing a painting from reference material, as well as the evaluation and evolution of a composition. There will be no projects and no limitations. Your tutor; sensitive to each student's unique needs, will actively encourage variety and individuality. Short talks and lectures will be given throughout the course in relation to artists and techniques as well as information on preparation for exhibiting.

Course Outcomes
By the end of the course, you will have developed your confidence and identity as an artist. Your experience may also lead to art submissions and future exhibitions.

Who Should Attend
The class is suitable for students with previous experience in drawing and painting wishing to develop their personal practice under the guidance of a practicing artist. Students should be comfortable working independently and using their initiative to develop their practice in an open studio environment.

Course Level
Intermediate/Advanced


DROP IN SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE
We are now offering a limited number of ‘7 Session, Drop in Packages’, offering you the flexibility to attend up to 7 out of the 10 scheduled sessions on the Chelsea Open Studio course each term. Bookings must be received before courses commence each term. Limited places are available.

For full details of the Chelsea Open Studio Drop In and to book your place, please click here.





Tutor information

Enver Gürsev is a professional artist, working primarily as a painter and sculptor. In addition to his visual art practice, he is a musician; drummer and percussionist. Born in London, he has a long and diverse experience working within the arts. As a teen, his first brush with the creative sector was as a sign-writer; painting pub signs whilst designing record covers and posters for independent bands. As a fledgling artist he was mentored by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and went on to graduate from Camberwell College of Arts. 

He has since exhibited extensively and worked in collaboration with a number of progressive artists nationally and internationally.  Enver has lectured at the University of the Arts London since 2006 has worked as a tutor and arts event organiser for Cor Blimey Arts in Deptford. He was a consultant and curator for the Levent Gallery in Mayfair, and his recent talks include among others, Nolia’s Gallery in Southwark and at Yinka Shonibare Guest Projects in Hackney, where he was invited to host an evening celebrating Jean–Michel Basquiat. Enver's work explores memories, both personal and assumed and the effect of dismantlement and displacement of culture. He focuses on meanings imbued in abandoned objects and spaces, with a fascination for ghost towns, borders, no man’s land and their peripheries. Aside from these thematic preoccupations, Enver takes great reference from what is deemed 'Outsider Art' of untrained artists along with the 'Unsophisticated Art' of the fairground, tattoo and folk art. 

At present Enver is lead artist and project manager for the prestigious commission: BP Shipping Centenary Collection. 

www.envergursev.com


Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Drawing materials (pencils, charcoal, erasers etc...)

  • Current sketch book

  • Painting equipment

  • Either ideas for your next canvas or the painting you are working on at the moment 

Please note that materials are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
07/10/2016 - 04/11/2016Fridays10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
11/11/2016 - 09/12/2016Fridays10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
13/01/2017 - 10/02/2017Fridays10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
17/02/2017 - 17/03/2017Fridays10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
21/04/2017 - 19/05/2017Fridays10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
16/06/2017 - 14/07/2017Fridays10:00 - 16:005 Days£599Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket