I have designed a series of lessons specifically aimed at encouraging people to look at the world around them. There are many people who teach or take courses about painting, drawing and photography but what is rarely touched upon is the skill of observing our surroundings.
Whether you are an artist, a photographer or a regular visitor to art galleries, this series of lectures will be useful. It doesn’t matter what material you choose, watercolours, pencils or charcoal, it will give you an insight into how artists view the world.
You will be inspired to create magnificent compositions, use fabulous colour combinations and demystify the art of looking. This is one of the often overlooked skills that people should definitely acquire and develop.
The art of looking
The “Art of Looking” is a course that will show how the world is put together and break down colours, lines and shapes into a series of captivating talks. This will enable you to clearly plan paintings and get more out of visits to art galleries. The course will show you how to compose pictures, make the most out of scenes and understand the importance of colour.
Courses will be run over four mornings during June to September in the gorgeous Niccone Valley on the Tuscan Umbria border. Lessons will typically be between 9.30 and 13.00, leaving your afternoons free to paint, tour and explore the surrounding countryside.
Art course content
During the sessions you will hear about the elements that make up a picture, practice simple exercises to commit your observations to paper and look at examples from throughout art history. By the end of your time you will have practical knowledge of colour theory, perspective and depth, as well as the mathematics of paintings.
For full details of the course itinerary, dates and prices please drop me a line at email@example.com