Painting at Chelsea
Join us as we look at colour theory in detail and consider how it can be used to create interesting and vibrant studies in paint. Learn the tricks of the trade from a professional painter. You'll have the opportunity to use and explore the different techniques used in watercolour, acrylic and oil paint and use these to achieve your desired painting outcome...
Taught by: Sarah Sparkes.
Join us as we look at colour theory in detail and consider how it can be used to create interesting and vibrant studies in paint. Learn the tricks of the trade from a professional painter. You'll have the opportunity to use and explore the different techniques used in watercolour, acrylic and oil paint and use these to achieve your desired painting outcome.
By the course's end you'll have produced a portfolio of work which demonstrates a range of different paint techniques and approaches. With your newfound colour, tone and composition knowledge, you will be able to develop and work independently. You'll have enjoyed the opportunity to experiment and develop your work using a wide range of application processes.
Who Should Attend
Those with little or no experience but an enthusiasm for working in paint. It may well encourage you if you're thinking of applying for a longer-term course and will be a great starting point in creating a portfolio.
'I feel like I've finally found the thing I needed to express myself. I can say things in painting that I was never able to before. Painting came as a breath of fresh air. I loved it!' - Melanie Whittaker
Sarah Sparkes is an artist and independent curator whose practice explores the immaterial and how this may be visualised. Since 2008 she has run the curatorial research project GHost. She has organised numerous collaborative and solo projects, working with both U.K. and international artists and realising ambitious events and exhibitions in both public and private spaces - including the London Art Fair and Folkestone Triennial. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts and between 2009 - 2011 was a Research Fellow at the University of London. As well as leading and curating a number of visual arts projects, she frequently exhibits her own work which encompasses installation, painting, performance and film. She was the 2015 the winner of the MERU Art*Science Award, recently had a solo exhibition with New Art Projects. A qualified HE Lecturer, she has taught within both academic and non-academic environments and is currently lecturing in Fine Art and Independent Curating at a number of London institutions including Tate Modern and University of the Arts. She lectures and has published widely on her own practice and curatorial projects. www.ghosthostings.co.uk
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Basic drawing kit: HB Pencil, Eraser and Sharpener
Basic range of brushes (Hog hair for oil and synthetic for acrylic and watercolour), Flat, Round and Filbert
Basic Acrylic Paint set (optional)
Basic Oil Paint set (optional)
A4 and A3 Canvas board or ready-stretched canvas
Small Water-colour set including water colour half-pans at least 3 jam jars with lids and rags for cleaning brushes
Apron or old shirt
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.