Christmas Holiday // Winter and Watercolour: Immersive Narratives (Online Evening)

Being the night-time of seasons, we will draw inspiration from Winter. As darkness grows and the cold surrounds us, we are compelled to light the fire, presented with the opportunity to come and sit together, sharing our stories in the warmth. This course is designed to develop your drawing into painting through narrative and storytelling, combining observation with imagination, providing a place for the inventions of the mind to take hold and expand the possibilities of image making. We will make work from films including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Somersault by Cate Shortland; Hans Christen Anderson’s fairy tale Snow Queen; and Carol Anne Duffy’s Christmas poetry amongst other literature. We suggest watercolour but inks, gouache, acrylics and all fast-drying water-based paints are welcome. Each day students may choose to create their own environment or still-life to work from, collecting relevant imagery or props, using themselves or those at home as models, or drawing from memory. Guided by the tutors, students will combine this with a poem or narrative to depict a moment in an ongoing story or as a sequence of events unfolding over time, from the nostalgic and the sublime, to the mysterious. Students will be encouraged with personal development. Inclusive of all abilities. 

Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Christmas holiday courses.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.