Full fee: £117.50 | Over 65s: £109.25 | Benefit: £98.00
Tutor: Bill Guilding
In this six week course you will be drawing and/or painting directly from a model, both nude and clothed. All drawing and painting media welcome, including ink, pastels, crayons and collage. The model will stay in one pose for the duration of each session, but 'fast workers' may change position during the session. Painters should expect to be working fairly swiftly and boldly and are recommended to have some experience of drawing from life.
Please bring either some drawing materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, pastel, crayons..) and some A2 drawing paper, OR come with your usual painting materials. If you use acrylics, it'll be fine for this course to use acrylic sketching paper ( min 250gsm), water-colour paper ( min 250gsm), or wall-lining paper (the thicker the better) or firm cardboard.
If you use oil paint; Oil sketching paper is fine, or a canvas-board. Alternatively, oil painters might like to prime some cardboard or MDF beforehand.
If you use watercolour, paper thinner than 300gsm is best stretched on a board beforehand. Heavy-duty watercolour paper (300gsm plus) will warp much less when wetted and needn't be stretched.
If you use pastels, use a rough coloured paper, e.g. sugar paper or specialist pastel paper.
Paper size ( or canvas size): I suggest A3 size minimum and A2 minimum if you make thick marks or want to paint loosely and boldly.
Painters may refer to the materials list for Painting in Oils and Acrylics courses material list if you are unsure about colours and brushes. Burnt Sienna is a useful colour for painting flesh.
For oil painters: bring some low-odour thinners please (cheapest at B&Q or Wilko), DO NOT bring turps or white spirit..
Please note: All 10, 8 and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.
Please see full terms and conditions for more information.
If a course has already started please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.