Bluecoat: Dot-Art: Oil Painting 10 Week Course with Richard Meaghan
Oil Painting 10 Week Course – dot-art at Bluecoat
Mondays 18.45 – 21.00 starting Monday 1 February 2016 (£160 for 10 sessions)
Continue the process of exploring painting processes and practices, focusing on working with oils to complete your own personal project. Suitable for those with some painting experienece.
These painting courses are open to one and all, from beginner to seasoned pro and are based on conveying an understanding of the painting process, not on steering you towards a particular style, a methodology based on the observation that reasoning and hard work, not alchemy and talent, are at the core of all great painting.
Through demonstration, explanation and technical exercises we will cover a number of painting fundamentals using a broad-based approach to the mechanics of painting in oils.
“A man paints with his brains, not with his hands.” Michaelangelo
“When I attended art school and later teaching at Foundation and Degree level, the methodology commonly employed was to avoid teaching anything tangible for fear that it would inhibit creativity. ‘Express yourself’ I would often hear as a student which left most of us rather bemused and later as an educator, frustration at the lack of ability from staff to actually teach something to the students.This course gives me the opportunity to address this by providing skill based learning in order to deepen the understanding and applications of the visual language that surrounds us.”
The first five weeks of the oil painting program includes:
The Munsell system and the importance of neutral grey.
Materials & Mediums (understanding paint and your palette).
The sphere, the cone, the cylinder and the cube (still-life study).
What is Contemporary Realism? (The importance of skill and invention).
The second five weeks will be set aside for you to realise your own personal project. This will give you the opportunity to use your imagination and develop those inventive processes alongside traditional and contemporary techniques learned earlier in the course. You will make art as an artist does and develop your project from its conceptual beginning to its physical end. The course will help you develop a deeper understanding of art and how as practitioners we think and realise work.
Tutor: Richard Meaghan
Professional artist Richard is currently based in a studio at Metal in Liverpool. He studied Fine Art at Staffordshire university, and on graduating, was awarded a travel grant to study Renaissance Art in Italy. The resulting work was awarded first prize in the Sefton Open, followed shortly with his first solo Public exhibition at the Atkinson Art gallery, Southport.
Meaghan was chosen as one of three emerging artists to exhibit alongside Turner Prize winners Chris Ofili and Keith Tyson in ‘Exposed- Art and Culture in England’s North West’ and was shortlisted for the Liverpool Art Prize in 2009. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and has future exhibitions planned for Liverpool, London, Copenhagen, Denmark, Berlin, Germany and Brussels, Belgium.
Winter Session 2016, Monday evenings from 6.45-9pm
1st, 7th, 22nd, 29th February,
7th, 14th, 22nd March,
4th, 11th, 18th April.
Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central.
£160 for the 10 week course (full course must be booked in advance)
It is possible to split this cost into two payments of £80, please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.
You will need to provide your own materials – a full list will be provided at time of booking.
There are a maximum of 20 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.