Advanced Life Painting: Constructing the Figure

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Thursday 10am - 4pm

Term One: 4 October - 29 November 2018
Term Two: 10 January - 7 March 2019

Cynthia Bowles

Programme Overview

Using a limited palette employed by the Glasgow School of Art in 1910, students will become adept at palette layout and the stages of building a painting, freeing them to work more intuitively. Close attention will be given to manipulating paint, luminosity, spectral colour and purposeful treatment of lost and found edges in the figure ground relationship. Composition will be examined throughout the course. Constructing the figure as a convincing volumetric form, opens the way for exaggeration and more creative manipulation.

The course objective is to offer ways for students to use what they see, what they know and what they feel in tandem, to advance their work. Although this course is geared to students who have experience in drawing and painting the nude figure, committed beginners will be accommodated. 

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If you are a senior citizen in receipt of a state pension, unemployed or a full time FE or HE student, a discounted fee of £20 off the Course Fee is applicable. You will be required to email a scanned copy of your evidence to within 5 days of booking. To benefit from the Discounted Fee, enter the code: Discount1819 in the ‘Promotion Code’ box.