Students will work on 3 or 4 still life projects over the weekend. The projects will enliven student’s own creativity and offer them new ideas to improve their own drawing and painting. There is added inspiration from contemporary living artists that will give a modern twist to learning about the 3 Modern Masters. Students will create their own expressive contemporary still life drawings that embrace their learning from Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso.
Cezanne: simplifying nature
Understand the new ideas Cezanne introduced to the art world that inspired generations of arts. Students will create their own expressive contemporary still life drawings that embrace Cezanne’s ideas about the use of shape, form and structure.
Students will be using oil pastels + pencil for this still life project.
Matisse: experimental colour
Understand the new ideas Matisse introduced to the art world that inspired future generations of arts. Students will create their own expressive contemporary still life drawings that embrace Matisse’s ideas about the bold use of personally expressive colour
Students will be using acrylic paints and pencils for this still life project.
Understand the new ideas Picasso introduced to the art world that inspired generations after him. Students will create their own expressive contemporary still life drawings that explore new ways of representing 3-dimensional space.
Students will be using water colour, soluble colour pencils, collage and graphite for this still life project.
Personal ways forward
The final session allows students the freedom to take the new knowledge they have learnt about Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso and use it to explore new ways of making drawings that may transform their existing ideas of what good art is. This is an opportunity to take a chance and be creative with ongoing support from the tutor.
By the end of the course …
Students complete the course having gained lots of new knowledge of the ideas and concepts that created the Modern Era of art. Students will have gained creative confidence and new techniques that will enable them to transform their own art making in new and exciting ways.
Helpful info + Guidance
“Informative and inspirational. Lots of fun! I’ve learnt the history of Cezanne and how to use new techniques and look at objects differently. Brian helped me throughout the process, meaning I created a piece to the best of my ability.” My course highlight was that I felt “it was all great.” Anna P
“Extremely well structured session to allow personal creativity to come through. Starting from emotions – using colour, shape and gesture to express this.” Helped me to “look at things differently, learning a new way to do a painting. My course highlight was” being inspired again.” Barbara B
“Motivational, Exciting. I learnt to understand why Cubism’s ideas allow us to play with [traditional] perspective.” David F