Twelve Week Course: Artistic Transformation | Antiquity to Art Now

£399.00

Develop your practice through understanding how artists from Antiquity to Now have made sense of challenging and illuminating aspects of life such as Revolution, Technology and Crime. This is a course designed to unlock your creative vision and open up your own approach to contemporary art by giving you an understanding of how artists today and from the past have dealt with the world around them and the changes taking place in it.

This course teaches you how to experiment with various materials and how to find your own way of using them. It takes you on a journey of exploration through times and cultures where you will see how ideas are formed and manifested in art. You will discover what you want to make art about and learn how to approach your subject in a way that expresses your own vision.

The 12 weeks:

Contemporary Poetics: between the literary and visual mind

Moving Pictures: dramatic art on film

Crime

Revolution: social art

Psyche: demons, passions and friendship

Space: Where? Here? Now?

Extreme Weather: between natural and manmade disaster

Evolution: art and biology

The Normative Status of the Image and the irony of self-expression

Morality: Enlightenment ethics and the expression of good-will

Conflict: contemporary painting and global news

Technology: beautification of the everyday object

This course takes place over twelve two-hour weekly classes delivered live on Zoom. Price £399.

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Description

This course is your opportunity to build your independent practice and develop your own artistic approach while learning how to respond and deal with challenging contemporary topics. You will gain knowledge on contemporary art and its relationships to various themes, other disciplines like the sciences and philosophy, and the history of art. The course is called Creative Transformation: Antiquity to Art Now. It is a course which takes you on a journey of creativity and learning across twelve different themes and incorporates the art of various times and places and in all different media. You will learn how to develop your own work around ideas meaningful to you and form your understanding of where your own message can be affirmed in the process.
This is a 12-Week transformative art course starting on Monday June 21 at 7 pm UK time. We will learn about a different subject and how it relates to both historical, modern, and contemporary art each week and you will develop your understanding of where contemporary art derives its impact to empower your own practice.
The 12 topics are:

Contemporary Poetics: between the literary and visual mind

Moving Pictures: dramatic art on film

Crime

Revolution: social art

Psyche: demons, passions and friendship

Space: Where? Here? Now?

Extreme Weather: between natural and manmade disaster

Evolution: art and biology

The Normative Status of the Image and the irony of self-expression

Morality: Enlightenment ethics and the expression of good-will

Conflict: contemporary painting and global news

Technology

For your art you will use: 

Drawing – in a contemporary and autonomous approach

Painting – in oils/acrylic, watercolour 

Sculpting – in wax/clay, assemblage, found objects

Photography – for your own reference images and for developing ideas

Collage – as a means to configure images and as independent pieces

Video – to document process and for independent pieces

Words – to write about your work and analyse/critique your ideas

A Sketchbook – to record ideas, take notes, draw in, and as an ally 

You will be encouraged and challenged to go further in your independent process and receive individual feedback and support while learning to respond to subjects you are passionate about.
Class Structure:
Introductory Lectures
Demonstrations of Process and Materials
Exercises (independent and group based)
Independent Tasks and Challenges
Group Discussions / Crits
Each participant will receive specific sub-topics, artists, and ideas to research and respond to. There will be various source material for our work including reference photography, film, surrounding objects, life models, pre-existing artworks and more. You will learn about different approaches to contemporary painting as well as drawing and the other mentioned approaches.
The Classes take place on June 21, 28, July 5, 19, 26, August, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13. All lessons take place on Zoom and materials are not provided. The Course costs £399. Payment in multiple installations can be arranged. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. There will be a week off (on the 12th July while I am away).

Additional information

Start Date

Monday 21st June 2021 7-9 pm UK / 2-4 pm NY