Contemporary Fine Art in Practice

Working alongside a professional artist you will develop, session by session, through a combination of talks, presentations and projects that will steadily increase your knowledge of contemporary fine art practice. Through off-site visits, artist’s talks and practical workshops, you will look at the ways in which traditional fine art methods, such as drawing and painting, have developed and evolved to include more experimental and interdisciplinary practices including installation and performance art...

Taught by: John Crossley.

Description

Working alongside a professional artist you will develop, session by session, through a combination of talks, presentations and projects that will steadily increase your knowledge of contemporary fine art practice. Through off-site visits, artist’s talks and practical workshops, you will look at the ways in which traditional fine art methods, such as drawing and painting, have developed and evolved to include more experimental and interdisciplinary practices including installation and performance art.

Based in a studio environment, you will cultivate your practice to include contemporary thinking. Through the participation of seminar discussions and practical projects, your tutor will support and guide you to create self initiated work. You will examine issues of composition, colour, line, form, space and abstraction as a means to extend ways of thinking about different approaches to the making of work. The course will culminate on the last day with a short studio exhibition, within the college.

Course Outcomes
You will have increased confidence in initiating work of your own from an informed perspective. You will have begun to create a visual language that extends your practice, to assist with applications to further education and exhibiting possibilities.

Who Should Attend
Suitable for those with experience in art and design with an interest in developing their practice. This course will help you to challenge your working methods through the exploration of contemporary fine art practices. 

Course Level
Intermediate




Tutor information

John Crossley lives and works in London and has exhibited widely across the U.K and Internationally. He has worked in both public and private collections around the world and has curated exhibitions in galleries including the ICA, Ikon, Camden Arts Centre, Curwen, APT and Grace Teshima gallery in Paris. John is actively involved in exhibiting and curating, having previously worked as the Gallery Manager at The Camden Arts Centre.

In his own work, John’s affinity for colour has underpinned his continuous practice of painting, following in the wake of his early interest in sculpture. Through his use of colour and form, John has evolved an approach that utilises the exquisite sensitivity of our responses to nuances of change, in order to communicate with us. John has over 30 years teaching experience from foundation to post graduate level.


Materials

On the first day, please bring with you:

  • pencils 2B-6B

  • graphite pencil

  • acrylic paint

  • brushes

  • scalpel or craft knife

  • masking tape

  • A4 sketchbooks

Please also bring a camera or camera phone for documenting your work during the course.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
24/07/2017 - 27/07/2017Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£525Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket