Summer School // Painting: Landscapes, Gardens and Natural Forms

‘When I sit down to make a sketch from nature, the first thing I try to do is to forget that I have ever seen a picture’ John Constable 

On this course students will draw and paint the landscape from inside their homes and or outdoors. Depending on their circumstances, students can draw views from windows, still-lives of potted plants or the landscape of their own back gardens.Students will consider the aesthetic function of composition and how to place natural forms such as trees and clouds, and architecture in space; what are those elements that resonates in us? Discussing the concept of near and far, intimate and expansive and the way the artist invites the viewer towards the horizon and back again. We will explore the uses and strengths of different materials from watercolour and acrylics to oils, and how we can apply those and mix colour; in order to express the essence and characteristics of the landscape. The course will also offer practical advice on working and painting from nature, in its ever-changing glory, whether indoors or out. 

  • Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Summer School courses.

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