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EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING Continuing 12.9.17 (Autumn term)

DRAWING AND PAINTING SKILLS

ONE DAY SUMMER WORKSHOP : LIFE DRAWING : Date TBC

ONE DAY DRAWING & PAINTING ABOARD THAMES BARGE “ALICE”  date TBC

HOW TO BOOK

STEP 1 :  RESERVE A PLACE  email chriswoodartist@aol.com

 

ADMIN ADDRESS : Studio 3 ArtSpace Portsmouth, 27 Brougham Rd, SOUTHSEA PO5 4PA HAMPSHIRE UK

 

EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP

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I have taught Life Drawing for over 20 years. Many of my students have gone on to become highly successful figurative artists and quite a few of them are now also art teachers themselves !

The Experimental Life Drawing Workshop is a very popular course – often selling out before the start of the term – so please book early.

VENUE : THE OMEGA CENTRE, OMEGA STREET, PORTSMOUTH, PO5 4LP

DAY/TIME : TUESDAY 7-9PM

TERM 1 : MEDIA & TECHNIQUES

TERM 2 : FORM & SCALE 

TERM 3  : MIXED MEDIA

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image © Chris N Wood All rights reserved  2015

EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP:  JANUARY TERM

session seven 7.3.17

session eight 14.3.17

session nine 21.3.17

session ten 28.3.17

EASTER

APRIL TERM

session one 18.4.17

session two 25.4.17

session three 02.5.17

session four 09.05.17

session five 16.05.17

session six 23.05.17

HALF TERM : SATURDAY 27th MAY – SUNDAY 4th JUNE

session seven 06.06.17

session eight 13.06.17

session nine 20.06.17

session ten 27.06.17

AUTUMN TERM 2017 : start date 12.9.17

PRICE : £160 full price £135 concession.  NB only 5 concessionary places are available on first come first served basis, thereafter the price for the course is £160. A concessionary place is intended for those over 65 + or students in full time education.

SEND your cheque made out to Chris N Wood, Studio 3, Artspace Portsmouth, 27 Brougham Road, Southsea PO5 4PA HAMPSHIRE UK

EXCITING NEWS . . . Chriswoodartist is offering an incredible day out : sailing, aboard a Thames Barge, picnic on the Isle of Wight, bird watching AND the opportunity to record the day for posterity either digitally or with watercolour. The session is aimed at artists and their partners. We are in the early planning stages and are asking people register their interest (with no obligation) Costs to be announced in the New Year.

DATE TBA : Summer 2017

VIEWPOINT : LOCATION drawing and painting
FIGURE IT OUT : Masterclass in figurative drawing and painting
indART, exploring iconic examples of industrial archeology, architecture & other unique man made motifs.
2017 DATES TBA Two fantastic venues that proved very popular are, THE ROYAL ARMOURIES, Fort Nelson and the Southwick Steam Brewery.

SCROLL DOWN TO DISCOVER MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT EACH COURSE

DRAWING AND PAINTING SKILLS coming soon.

We will operate from a stunning new venue in the heart of Portsmouth’s new creative quarter at HOTWALLS studio 1.

Space is at a premium and the first 5 students who sign up for the course will join Chris for term 3. Location Drawing & Painting

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© Andy Cunningham All rights reserved 2014 GROUNDCOURSE

Andy  wrote the following : “Its great fun and I’m learning a lot by trying different tools. Thanks Chris, your course is great, I’m glad I signed up”.

“This course takes you to another level in all ways irrespective of skill, it opens up avenues to explore your frustrated creativity and lifts you from the day to day hum drum and gives a guide and confidence to experiment in putting on paper your view on how you see what is in front of you. Taking part in a Chris Wood masterclass takes you out of the day to day”!

DESCRIPTION : A  30 week rolling program designed to introduce and or reinvigorate existing skills in DRAWING & PAINTING.

Each term you will visit a new topic

1. STILL LIFE,

2. STILL LIFE & INTERIORS

3. LOCATION : URBAN AND RURAL SPACES which will act as a vehicle to deliver a whistle-stop tour of  traditional drawing and painting skills as used by the masters.

Sign up for one term or all three !

The course was specially written by Chris N Wood, who is currently writing a book to accompany this and his very popular EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING course.

STRUCTURE : The structure  is LINEAR – after one term you will progress, carrying new skills to the next term.

However, it is also MODULAR, allowing students the flexibility to miss one of the terms but still have a valuable learning experience. We  cover new techniques each term for the benefit of the regulars and for the newcomers we will also cover the basics.

WHO : taught by acclaimed traditional fine artist  Chris N Wood.

STUDENT ABILITY RANGE : MIXED  : Beginners – Advanced

DAY/TIME : THURSDAY  7-9pm

TERM 1 START DATE September 2016 : STILL LIFE

TERM 2 START DATE  January 19th 2017 : STILL LIFE COMBINED WITH INTERIOR SPACES.

TERM 3 START DATE :  April 2017 : URBAN AND RURAL LANDSCAPES

VENUE :  STUDIO 1. HOTWALLS BROAD ST. OLD PORTSMOUTH

STUDIO : The course is run from FIREMONKEY ARTS COLLECTIVES studio, which is on the ground floor and a converted arch of the former army barracks at “The Point” as Spice Island is also known.

MEDIA : We discuss and use a variety of different media and in the first half term you will be encouraged to experiment initially with an assortment of different dry media. Then, in the second half of the term, we will move into WET MEDIA, such as inks and watercolour (term 1) and body colour (acrylic, gouache, and or Winsor and Newton Artisan Oils) in terms 2 & 3.

CONTEXT : Each week we explore the work of a particular artist or group of artists and discuss the techniques used to create them.

RESOURCES: We will supply an easel and drawing board.

YOU : You should have an open mind and be happy to experiment with new media and ways of working. Students need to equip themselves with paper and drawing materials (you will be given a list two weeks before the start of the course).

PAPER : Each week you will need to bring 3 sheets of A1 or A2 white cartridge paper  – alternatively you may wish to buy a roll of lining paper from your DIY store (this is much cheaper) . Another option is to work in a large (A3 or A2) sketchbook .

DIFFERENTIATION : I aim to differentiate between groups of students and am happy to act as a facilitator for students who have their own agenda – in short my aim is to be FLEXIBLE and offer a sound learning experience for students with a broad range of abilities and expectations. In the past I have taught art to students from GCSE to Post Graduate and beyond !

PRICE : £150 for 10 x 2 hour sessions.

RATIO : Teacher/Pupil Ratio : We only take students ensuring you get plenty of one to one tuition !

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© Kate Reddy All Rights Reserved 2014 Chalk, Charcoal & Pastel

CONTENT

TERM 1 : STILL LIFE weeks 1-5 OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING, MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES. weeks 6-9 WET MEDIA

Each week we construct a  STILL LIFE composition (collection of interesting and unusual objects) for the group to draw.

You will be guided through HOW TO LOOK & HOW TO RECORD.

You will LOOK at an object and estimate its height in relation to its width, then transfer this relationship to paper. You will be encouraged to draw the objects as accurately as possible, gauging the SHAPE & FORM. Once an accurate CONTOUR (outline) drawing has been achieved you will progress to recording the direction of the LIGHT and SHADE, then you will produce a drawing in LINE & TONE to make your object(s) look three dimensional.

TERM 2  STILL LIFE COMBINED WITH INTERIORS We will begin with dry media and in the second half of the term we will work firstly with monochrome, then watercolour and finally body colour.

TERM 3   : URBAN AND RURAL LANDSCAPE Carrying on from term 2, we will investigate LANDSCAPE and culminate with a personal project. We will look at the work of and be inspired by, a range of different artists from the Renaissance to the Present Day.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND !

“viewPOINT : LOCATION drawing and painting “

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SPEND a day with chriswoodartist & discover NEW DIRECTIONS : INTERPRETING LOCATION

Explore LOCATION drawing & painting in the ARBORETUM
at STANSTEAD HOUSE, Standsted Park, Havant, Hampshire PO9 6DX

Attractions Include :
Magnificent TREE COLLECTION from around the world.
Pavilion Tea Rooms
Dutch Walled Garden,
STANSTEAD Farm Shop (open 10-4pm)
Garden Centre and STANSTEAD Boookstore
PRICE still only £125
DATE TBA

Itinerary
09.30 : Meet in the Garden Centre car park.
10.00 : WALK & talk St Paul’s Chapel & The Servants Quarters.
10.30 : Short Talk by Chris Wood in the education room
11.00 : DRAWING in the DUTCH WALLED GARDEN
12.00 : PAINTING in the Arboretum
13.00 : Lunch in the Pavilion tea rooms / en plein air
14.00 : PAINTING in the Lower Arboretum
16.00 : Debrief in Pavilion Tea Rooms
16.30 : end of session

CONTINGENCY : If the weather is less than kind we will take our inspiration from the fantastic INTERIOR of the Servants Hall, HISTORIC Kitchens and The Pavilion Tea Room.

CLOTHING : The day includes walking in wet grass – stout comfortable shoes and warm clothing is essential.
Materials : BRING OWN drawing and painting materials.

REFRESHMENTS are not included but there are some excellent tea, cakes and light lunches available on site – otherwise bring a flask and plenty of sandwiches !
Facebook : Chris N Wood or Chriswoodartist
Twitter : Chriswoodartist

To book contact chriswoodartist@aol.com

LINK TO STANSTED PARK : http://www.stanstedpark.co.uk/about-stansted-park/bessborough-arboretum.html

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CHRISWOODARTIST

ONE DAY DRAWING AND PAINTING WORKSHOPS. . . .

Having run art classes for over 20 years, in 2013 Chriswoodartist launched a raft of NEW Creative Courses.

Following their success, we have embedded these as a regular feature of the academic year !

For further details of specific dates in 2017 please check back again soon. . . .

“viewPOINT” : Contemporary Approaches To Location Painting and Drawing”

APRIL 2017 (9.30-4.30pm) will run from the Arboretum at Stansted Park.

The arcadian Aboretum has a remarkable tree collection from around the world and we are looking forward to seeing you all again in APRIL 2017.

“FIGURE IT OUT”: Masterclass in 2D/3D”

A model will hold a pose throughout the day and students can respond in 2D or 3D

“indART”, exploring iconic examples of industrial archeology,

architecture and other unique man made motifs.

2016 DATES TBA Two fantastic venues that proved very popular are, THE ROYAL ARMOURIES, Fort Nelson and the Southwick Steam Brewery.

This Mixed Media course gives students a unique opportunity to draw and paint the last Victorian Steam Brewery in the country.

Fort Nelson is part of a massive ring of brick, masonry and earth forts; it was built to provide the fire power to deter an enemy attack on Portsmouth from inland. Portsmouth was Britain’s premier naval dockyard, building and maintaining warships that were vital to the defense of Britain and her growing empire. Portsmouth faced the new French dockyard at Cherbourg, only a short 130 km (81 mile) journey for new steam-powered warships. The threat was not simply a direct naval assault. It was feared that a French invasion force might land elsewhere, occupy Portsdown Hill and fire their new, long-range guns to attack Portsmouth below from its landward side. However, despite strong words, the French did not steam across the Channel. By the time the Palmerston forts were completed, France had been humiliated by war with Prussia in 1870. Never used against invaders, the angular forts dominating the chalk ridge of Portsdown were soon called ‘Palmerston’s Follies’. Fort Nelson and the other Portsdown forts had cost a fortune to build. They were one of the biggest defenses ever built in Britain.

More exciting news later !

chriswoodartist

7 comments

  1. Martin - The St Georges Architect

    Chris – Send me an email, so we can catch up. All the best. Martin

  2. Ben Curtis

    Hi Chris – I worked for you at Yachtmail Chandlery in the late 80’s, I wonder, did you ever finish the rebuild of the little gaff sailing boat? Ben Curtis

    • Hi Ben – it’s a long story and an even longer restoration ! I left Yachtmail and went back to being an artist and lecturer and have had very little time to spend on the boat which is now at Tipner on the outskirts of Portsmouth. One day I’ll finish the project and go sailing again but it seems a long way off ! Good to hear from u – what are you doing now ? C

  3. Ben Curtis

    Hi Chris, thanks for the reply, get that boat finished! I went on a Flemming 55 to Norway working for the owner, came home and studied engineering at university, I now work in Havant in the electronics industry which is terribly dull. However! for the last 11 years I have owned a Fairey Huntsman 28, I also have a 1930 built wooden racing motorboat built at Hythe by British Powerboat Company, wooden boats and in particular motorboats are my weakness. Married to the very patient Lorna, we live in Hamble.

  4. A voice from the past Chris it’s Dee and I too used to work for you! I have been living in Glos and Somerset but finally back home in New Forest, Sway! My Husband died three years ago and have got together with my old flame who worked in Lymington Haven boatyard Chandlery whilst I was at Yachtmail!!!! I remember your Project boat and how we always questioned when it would be finished, well guess what, my partner has a small folkboat business in Milford, he is a shipwright and ha, ha, we too, have a folkboat project!!!, would love to hear from you to exchange fond memories down in Hamble! P.S. I still have one of your fantastic nautical Christmas cards, so are you famous yet and is it worth anything????????????

    • Hi Dee, its great to hear from you ! Sorry to hear about your husband (was that Hugh?). As for my boat – and you will find this very amusing – I still haven’t finished her !! Things just keep getting in the way and rather than getting on and rebuilding boats – I paint them instead and people pay me good money for it too !! I’m pleased to hear you have a man, not only with one Folkboat but a folkboat business. It would be great to catch up – we are only down the road – so to speak ! Hang onto that xmas card – they are rare commodities. Take care and all the very best Chris x

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