|Course:||Telling Tales in Pictures|
|Start Date:||2nd February 2018|
|End Date:||4th February 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£321.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£215.00 What's included?|
This is an opportunity to use your imagination and memory to summon up visual dreams and fantasies. Storytelling and narrative are often seen as inappropriate for painters but all the great masters of the Renaissance told stories from myth and religion. In more recent times Goya told visual stories as has Picasso, Beckmann, Kitaj and Hockney. During the course we will use visual game playing as a way to get the imagination going and then we will choose from a number of alternative strategies in picture making – from drawing, collage and mixed media. This course is suitable for those with some experience in drawing and/or painting.
David Cuthbert has been painting and exhibiting since he left college in 1974 and has been involved in adult education ever since then. In 1985 he and his wife became co-directors of the Mendip Painting Centre in North Somerset, which they still run. Travelling has been a recent source of inspiration for drawing and painting. In 2000 he was invited to join a group of English and Australian artists on a trek into the Australian outback, which resulted in exhibitions at the Bankside Gallery in London and at 6 Chapel Row Contemporary Art in Bath. In 2004 he went on two expeditions to Brazil after which his work changed direction and become much more concerned with the ‘object-ness’ of making art, becoming more abstract. In 2010 he exhibited a large abstract painting in the 3rd Open Painting exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy. In 2014 he spent the year painting about 60 paintings inspired by a Rembrandt drawing in the British Museum. He will be showing a dozen or so from this series later this year. In 2016 he is participating in several exhibitions in St Ives, Bath and Weston-super-Mare and is having an open studio at Easter. Some of his work can be viewed at www.theartshed.co.ukBack to List Make Booking Enquiry
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