Christmas Holiday // Winter and Watercolour: Immersive Narratives

We will draw inspiration from Winter, being the night-time of seasons, 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, thus providing a place for the inventions of the mind to take hold and expand the possibilities of image making.

Making work as a catalyst from films such as ‘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; all with an emphasis materially on developing your drawings into a more painterly approach throughout the week utilising water-based mediums. We suggest watercolour but are inclusive of inks, gouache, acrylics and all fast-drying water-based paints as we are open and experimental in approach. 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 tutor, 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.