Urban Landscape Painting

Develop skills and strategies to successfully take your painting practice out into the city. Discover the hidden world of London’s riverside and the mesmeric beauty of light on water. On this two day painting course, we will take advantage of Chelsea College of Arts’ central location and set up easels along the Thames Riverbank, where you will have spectacular views of London’s skyline including buildings such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Battersea Power Station and MI6...

Taught by: Atul Vohora.

Description

Develop skills and strategies to successfully take your painting practice out into the city. Discover the hidden world of London’s riverside and the mesmeric beauty of light on water. On this two day painting course, we will take advantage of Chelsea College of Arts’ central location and set up easels along the Thames Riverbank, where you will have spectacular views of London’s skyline including buildings such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Battersea Power Station and MI6. By responding directly to the dramatic scale and space of the contemporary urban environment, you will learn how to paint quickly and flexibly and explore the spontaneous creativity that comes out of not having to plan a painting meticulously.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will have developed confidence in your painting techniques and learned new skills, which you can use in your future practice.

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for students with previous experience in painting who wish to develop painting skills further as well as beginners looking for guidance on painting landscapes.

Course Level
All Levels Welcome




Tutor information

Atul Vohora is a painter who lives and works in London. He is deeply committed to Drawing and his paintings, both joyful and questioning, demonstrate a deep and passionate understating of image making. He teaches alongside his practice and his work is held in collections nationally and internationally. He has written for the Guardian and the observer and his book on painting was published in 2012:

http://www.crowood.com/details.asp?isbn=9781847973573



Materials

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:
  • Drawing materials (pencils, charcoal, erasers, masking tape, clips etc...)
  • A sketch book (A3 or A4)
  • Painting equipment –as a  guide we recommend the following if working in oils:-37ml oil paint tubes including: -Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow & Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Red , Alizarin Crimson, ,Dioxine Violet, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue Viridian Green.
  • A selection of hog hair brushes
  • 2 jam jars with lids
  • A small bottle of solvent: e.g. zest it or sansodor (please be advised we do not allow the use of turpentine)
  • A small bottle of refined linseed oil
  • Small canvases or canvas boards.
  • A palette
  • A palette knife
  • Rags to clean your brushes with.
  • A camping stool (should you wish to sit down whilst painting)
  • Waterproof clothing in the event of a sudden change in the weather
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.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
09/06/2018 - 16/06/2018Saturdays10:00 - 16:002 Days£399Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
24/07/2018 - 25/07/2018Tuesday - Wednesday10:00 - 16:002 Days£399Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket