Full fee: £86.75 | Over 65s: £78.08 | Benefit: £69.40
Tutor: Alice White
Structured around great works of art from the 15th century to the modern day, Painting Art History combines practical painting tuition, engaging art history talks and creative group discussions in a vibrant new online format designed to enhance your creativity- wherever you are.
Each session focuses on a different theme, including: Mark-making, Chiaroscuro (the study of light and shadow), Colour theory, Colour symbolism, Emotive Palettes and Composition. These inform your hands-on studio work.
Our tutor Alice White provides a painter's perspective on art history, introducing a wide selection of drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures and installation art from across the world. Examining the techniques and approaches of fellow creatives will enhance your existing knowledge, and inform the development of a personal artistic approach. Each session concludes with a group discussion. By exchanging views, ideas and creative methods within a supportive online studio environment, you'll develop a deeper understanding of what art means to you. The course is suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous painting experience.
-About the Tutor- Alice White is a Tutor at the University of the Arts London and University College London. She has provided Guest Lectures at Kings College London, The Art Worker's Guild and The Courtauld Institute of Art. She is an Accredited Lecturer of The Art Society. Her essay 'A Painter's Perspective' appears in the book'Alfred Cohen: An American Artist in Europe', published by the Alfred Cohen Art Foundation and Ben Uri Gallery. Recent exhibitions include the Gustavo Barcarisas Gallery in Gibraltar and the Mall Galleries, London.
Any Oil or Acrylic paints which you currently own will be suited to this course. Please ensure you have the following colours: Cadmium Yellow, Alizarin Red, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Raw/Burnt Umber, and Black. Feel free to add any additional shades you like.
Recommended: set of Water-Mixable Oils (e.g Windsor and Newton Artisan mixable Oils for Beginners or Daler Rowney Water Mixable Oils). ( NB: It is not advisable to use regular (non-water-mixable) oil paint at home. Oil paints should only be used in a well-ventilated painting studio, with high ceilings and extraction.)
Water-Mixable Painting medium (ONLY for water-based Oils )
Note: this must match your brand of paint.
Water pot (for Acrylics/water-based Oils ) OR metal turpentine holder
Canvas Paper Pad A3 (297 x 420 mm, 7 x 16.5 inches)
Palette (paper or wood ) , OR Palette with wells (recommended for acrylics)
Easel or Drawing board (or very large book) and table to work with
A basic sketchbook (unlined) in any size
A pen to makes notes with
Cleaning cloth/kitchen towel (to wipe brushes on)
Please note: All 10, 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.