Falmouth School of Art Figure Painting Intensive
Applications are now invited for the Falmouth School of Art Intensives, our popular summer courses for artists, practitioners and art educators.
Taking place 3-7 July at our Falmouth Campus, we’re again offering a choice of 5-day ‘Intensives’. All are studio-based and provide daily input from specialist tutors including some of Cornwall’s leading artists.
Abstract Painting will be led by artists Simon Averill and Mark Surridge, who created and have delivered this stimulating course together for the last two years. Guidance will be given as participants explore a wide range of strategies, ways of thinking and processes for making abstract work.
Figure Painting, devised and delivered by artists Ashley Hold and Jesse Leroy Smith, promotes skills development and experimentation through daily practical and contextual workshops. Participants work from the life model throughout the week.
New for 2017 is Observational Drawing, delivered by Falmouth School of Art’s Drawing team who have diverse skill sets and expertise. Starting from the rich qualities of Falmouth’s coastal environment, the course is structured around practising observation skills in the field, capturing images from surroundings and building on those findings in the studio.
If you’re looking for some time and space to develop or reinvigorate your practise this summer, find out more on our website – www.falmouth.ac.uk/fsaintensives. We’ll leave you with the feedback of previous participants…
“The intensive week reinvigorated me and I came home refreshed and ready to start new work. I have lots of interesting threads to pick up on and gained new insights and ideas. The tutors were brilliant and helped and suggested in very subtle ways that were completely personal to each participant. It was exactly what I was looking for and I can’t wait to get working in the studio.”
“It has given me the motivation to pursue my work with greater commitment and energy and also to look more at the work of other artists, both current and historical.”
“The space allocated to us was truly fantastic and this generosity of space enabled us to expand into experimentation, which would otherwise not have been possible.”
“There was so much that was memorable. The beautiful setting of the campus and excellent facilities, the superb studio space, great tutors giving excellent lectures, a wonderful group of artists to be among, the social events and superb guest speaker were all wonderful. Mostly I loved the time and space it gave me to think and work without distraction, but help and support from my fellow artists if I wanted it.”
“I loved the experience. I was touched by all your thoughtfulness and kindness – the extra events you laid on for us. I found the tutors’ input sensitive and supportive at all times.”
“The best thing I have done for years: It was like a creative vitamin injection. My practice traveled a very long way in a short space of time.”