2021 EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING
Sadly due to COVID 19 we are still hibernating – we will certainly resume teaching as soon as it is safe to do so. I had hoped to resume the weekly classes in September 2020 – with a vaccine available it’s now looking promising and hopefully classes may resume in May 2021
OMEGA ART SCHOOL : PORTSMOUTH : Hopefully resuming face to face teaching again in March 2021
2021 : FIGURE IT OUT one day life drawing and painting. Date TBA
2021 : VIEWPOINT : location drawing and painting Date TBA
2021 : ONE DAY DRAWING & PAINTING ABOARD THAMES BARGE “ALICE”
2021 : INDART : exploring iconic examples of industrial archeology, architecture & other unique man made motifs.
2021 : PRIVATE art sessions, individually tailored to meet your specific requirements : please ask for details . . . can’t find what you’re looking for – perhaps PRIVATE TUTORING is the answer – currently students include : “A LEVEL” through to post doctorate !
one to one teaching, either conveniently situated in studio3 at ARTSPACE in PORTSMOUTH or in the comfort of your own home.
FOR FULL DETAILS OF ALL COURSES : KEEP SCROLLING DOWN . . .
HOW TO BOOK ONTO A COURSE
STEP 1 : RESERVE A PLACE email email@example.com
STEP 2 : CONFIRM : and pay £50 deposit – please contact us at the following address :
ADMIN ADDRESS : Chris N Wood, Studio, 3 ArtSpace Portsmouth, 27 Brougham Rd, SOUTHSEA PO5 4PA HAMPSHIRE UK
STEP 3. Pay the remainder 14 days before the workshop begins
BAC’s PAYMENTS : email for details : firstname.lastname@example.org
CANCELLATIONS : Refunds are only given up to 14 days before the commencement of a course.
INSTALMENTS : regrettably this is not usually possible.
Course SHARING : is a new concept for busy people who cannot commit to attending a whole course – NOW YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND. It’s simple you book 10 weeks and get a friend to do the sessions that you can’t attend.
DROP IN LIFE DRAWING : regrettably we are unable to offer this but you can buy a BLOCK of 5 sessions and drop in to every other session or whenever is convenient. Sessions are £17.50 each
EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP
I have delivered Life Drawing sessions, for over 25 years, to complete beginners, professional artists and many university lecturers. My students have gone on to become highly successful artists & designers and quite a few of them are now art teachers, illustrators, animators and concept artists !
The Experimental Life Drawing Workshop is a very popular course – often selling out before the start of the term – so avoid disappointment and please book early.
TEACHING VENUE : THE OMEGA CENTRE, OMEGA STREET, PORTSMOUTH, PO5 4LP
DAY/TIME : TUESDAY 19.00-21.00 hrs
TERM 1 : MEDIA & TECHNIQUES
TERM 2 : FORM & SCALE 14.1.20
TERM 3 : MIXED MEDIA / CONCEPTS : STARTS 21.4.20
TERM 4 (Repeat) MEDIA & TECHNIQUES 8.9.20
image © Chris N Wood All rights reserved 2018
EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP: AUTUMN 2019
Session 1. 10.9.19
Session 2. 17.9.19
Session 3. 24.9.19
Session 4. 01.10.19
Session 5. 8.10.19
Session 6. 15.10.19
HALF TERM 19.10.19 – 3.11.19
Session 7. 5.11.19
Session 8. 12.11.19
Session 9. 19.11.19
Session 10. 26.11.19
SPRING TERM 2020
session 1. 14.1.20
session 2. 21.1.20
session 3 28.1.20
session 4. 4.2.20
session 5. 11.2.20
HALF TERM 15.2.20 – 23.2.20
session 6. 25.2.20
session 7. 3.3.20
session 8. 10.3.20
session 9. 17.3.20 Cancelled COVID – 19
session 10. 24.3.20 Cancelled COVD – 19
EASTER HOLIDAY 6.4.20- 22.4.20
EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING : SUMMER TERM 2020
session 1. 21.4.20 postponed : COVID – 19
session 2 28.4.20 postponed : COVID – 19
FIRST SESSION 5.5.2020 POSTPONED
EARLY SPRING BANK HOLIDAY 8.5.20
session 2. 12.5.20
session 3 19.5.20
HALF TERM 23.5.20 – 31.5.20
session 4. 2.6.20
session 5. 9.6 20
session 6. 16.6.20
session 7. 23.6.20
session 8. 30.6.20
session 9 7.7.2020
session 10 14.7.2020
TERM 1 AUTUMN : session 1 : 8.9.20 TBC
session 2 15.9.20 etc
EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING : PRICE : ONLY £175 full price £155 concession.
NB only 5 concessionary places are available on first come first served basis, thereafter the price for the course is £175. A concessionary place is intended for those over 65 .
SEND your cheque payable to Chris N Wood, Studio 3, Artspace Portsmouth, 27 Brougham Road, Southsea PO5 4PA HAMPSHIRE UK
alternatively – send BACS payment – email email@example.com for details
BACK in 2020 BY POPULAR DEMAND !
“viewPOINT : LOCATION drawing and painting “
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
2020 DATE TBA
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 !
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To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LINK TO STANSTED PARK : http://www.stanstedpark.co.uk/about-stansted-park/bessborough-arboretum.html
ONE DAY DRAWING / PAINTING and or CLAY SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS. . . .
2D / 3D a unique opportunity to respond to the life model with drawing, followed by either 2D and or 3D. We are offering a one day in MAY 2nd 2020 followed by another in June 6th 2020
PRICE : Book for I or both workshops : £100 per day OR £185 for the two days.
VENUE :PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD
WHO : sessions led by CHRIS WOOD
RATIONALE : we will begin with an intensive session of observational life drawing from 10.00 – 13.00 each day, followed by responding to your drawings either in paint and or clay.
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW . . . .
“viewPOINT” : Contemporary Approaches To Location Painting and Drawing”
APRIL 2020 (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 2020
“indART”, exploring iconic examples of industrial archeology,
architecture and other unique man made motifs.
2020 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 !