Oil Painting with Michael Weller & Julia Hawkins

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WEEKLY | Thursday afternoons | January 18th – April 12th, February 15th half term break 2pm – 5pm

Taught by highly regarded practicing artists Julia Hawkins & Michael Weller, this is the perfect course for beginners and for those who would like to improve their basic skills or are new to oil painting.  Students will enjoy a structured course, enabling them to learn about colour, tone, texture and form. There will be opportunity to work on still-life, landscape and figure painting. Classes will be studio based with occasional landscape painting en plein air, if the weather is suitable. Models will be present for the classes on figure painting.

First 6 weeks – Michael Weller

Second 6 weeks – Julia Hawkins

Discounts available to 18-25 year olds, please contact us for details.

Balance due no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, see Terms and Conditions for full details.

About The Tutors

Michael Weller

Michael grew up in Winchester. He studied librarianship and realised early on he didn't want to be a librarian. Going to life-drawing classes cheered him up. He became a features subtitler for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, a lucky escape. Later, Michael took a second degree in Fine Art printmaking at London Metropolitan University and achieved a First. Then he attended Lavender Hill Studios – a traditional atelier-style painting school, the first of its kind in the UK. He came back to Winchester and moved to Brassey Road Studio. He was a New English Art Club drawing scholar for 2014. In 2015 Michael won both the Winsor & Newton Award and the Le Clerc Fowle Medal for outstanding group of paintings.
Michael draws and paints in a traditional style, from life. He paints landscapes in oil outside in the open air. His still-life oil paintings are done in daylight in the studio. He usually scrapes off the paint and starts again.

Julia Hawkins AROI

Julia Hawkins is a prize-winning contemporary figurative artist based in Surrey, UK. ​Her works, highly regarded by colleagues and collectors alike, are frequently exhibited with The Federation of British Artists. Her expressive landscapes and portraits reveal an experienced painter and colourist, who truly captures the essence of her subject. A number of her works are owned by private collectors both in the UK and internationally.

About The Venue

Sussex County Arts Club – Brighton

In the heart of Brighton’s bustling North Laines, in the centre of the city, this beautiful little know gem of an art studio offers a wonderful space in which to work. Striped pine floors, plenty of natural light and a quirky atmosphere welcomes you.

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Price: £400.00 Date: 18th January 2018 Location: Brighton Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Medium: Oil