Hearts + Minds - Awaken your eyes to colour (recording)

Acrylic / Drawing / Oil

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Course details

Awaken your eyes to new colour and painting possibilities with artist Jill Eisele, as she introduces the ideas of Bauhaus colourist Johannes Itten, and the lyrical painter and author of The Liberation of Colour, Winifred Nicholson.

In the first session, Jill will profile the seven colour harmonies as described by Itten in his famous book, The Art Of Colour. Working in charcoal and from black and white images, draw and then paint with Jill as she relates tone to colour.

The ‘Music of Colour’ as practised by Winifred Nicholson will form the basis of the second session, when we will draw and paint daffodils in a vase, against the backdrop of a window.

‘….colour is the vital power out of which forms, objects, images and thoughts themselves can be created’ W. Nicholson

This is a 4 hour recording of sessions which were broadcast live from our studios in February with additional resources. Watch on demand until the expiry date of 31st December 2021.

There are two classes each lasting two hours and you will be set a task to complete or think about between them. These sessions will be of interest to anyone who seeks to enhance their visual sensitivity, and will increase your colour confidence as an artist.

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‘I can honestly say that it was one of the best presentations I have ever seen, either live or online.  Jill knew her subject intimately and was so well -prepared and so brilliant in her demonstrations. 

Hearts and Minds – Awaken your eyes to colour (recording)

Acrylic / Drawing / Oil

Book Selected Date

Sessions

Join Jill in the studio as she shares her insights into colour

Session 1 – Recording – WATCH NOW

Tone into colour

The expressive possibilities of black and white will be considered, with a look at Rembrandt, Seurat and John Virtue. Jill will profile the seven colour harmonies as described by Itten in his famous book, The Art Of Colour. Drawing a simple still life in charcoal will demonstrate these ideas. Then, after creating a grey scale in gouache or acrylic, Jill will work with oils to interpret a black and white image. You can either use oils or acrylics for this part.

Session 2 – Recording – WATCH NOW

Lyrical colour

We will begin with a charcoal drawing of daffodils in the window. Then taking that charcoal tonal drawing we work from this using gouache or acrylic. We will then paint our personal interpretation of colours as described in ‘The Liberation of Colour’ (W. Nicholson). Working in oils or acrylics from our drawing, we can use these colours freely, to make an expressive, loose painting.

What will I learn?

Become more sensitive to the relationship of tone to colour

Become more confident in your colour choices

Develop new mark making skills

Who would this course suit?

These sessions will be of interest to anyone who seeks to enhance their visual sensitivity, and will increase your colour confidence as an artist.

How Does an online session work?

We will send you a link to the recordings when you book and you can watch again on demand as often as you like until the 31st December.

You will also be invited to join our Facebook Alumni group so you can share your discoveries with fellow students from around the world.

Taught by

Jill
Eisele

View Jill’s Work

My practice begins with drawing, often taking me to wild and wonderful parts of Cornwall, capturing fleeting moments where light and colour create atmosphere and expression. These underpin my largely figurative paintings, which convey a sense of incompleteness; of place and mystery.

You will need

We will send you a full materials list once you book but here is a basic idea of the kind of equipment you will need to take part.

Materials: Charcoal, putty rubber, a blade for sharpening the rubber, soft white pastel, set of gouache or acrylic paints containing white, black and a range of red, blues and yellows.

Set of oil paints and brushes, palette knife, rags, turps etc. a variety of surfaces to work on.

You will need access to the internet and either a Smart TV, PC or laptop or a tablet with audio. Phones are not really suitable however cast your phone to a Smart TV.

What our students say

I wanted to just say how ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT Jill’s course is…spent all day glued to my painting table!

Anjum Stuart

‘I wanted to just say how ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT Jill’s course is!!!

 

There is no way i can do all the tasks she has set because she is SO interesting and has covered so much ground – but I have notes on everything and am researching masses of stuff. It’s been truly wonderful so far! 

 

I Have colour wheels done, collage work, colour charts, notes on the painters she has referred to – and have lists and lists of wonderful tasks to do for months hence!

 

Can’t wait for part 2 on Friday.  please extend my appreciation and thanks to her. It really is fun and have spent all day glued to my painting table – one day I will actually come to the School again! Until then – this is GREAT!’   

A. Stuart

‘I can honestly say that it was one of the best presentations I have ever seen, either live or online.  Jill knew her subject intimately and was so well -prepared and so brilliant in her demonstrations. 

Her love for colour and complicated colour theory  shone through her talk and the depth of her knowledge was obvious but presented in an interesting and easily assimilated way’ 

Linden Smith

I really felt inspired by the colour theory session with Jill. She really brought the subject alive and was very generous with both her knowledge of art history and her demonstrations of different techniques!

Sue F

Jill really brought the subject alive and was very generous with both her knowledge of art history and her demonstrations of different techniques.

Sue F.

I can honestly say that it was one of the best presentations I have ever seen, either live or online.

Linden Smith

FAQs

Online

Do I need a webcam/any equipment.

For our webinar sessions which are broadcast on the internet no webcam or microphone is needed as you just need to be able to see/hear hosts and you can communicate using the chat function. You can watch using a PC, Smart TV or tablet. A phone isn’t ideal as you will struggle to see enough unless you can miracast to a screen or smart TV.

For the longer online courses on Zoom you will need a laptop or tablet with audio and camera enabled so you can have a screen near where you are working. If you have a PC without camera or speakers, you can purchase a plug and play webcam for approx £25 which connects to a usb port. You will also need reasonable broadband connection and speed.

I have registered for the webinar but I cant find my joining link

The link will be emailed to you at least 30 minutes before the session. Please check your junk mail and if you can’t find the email please contact info@schoolofpainting.co.uk and we will resend it. You can use a PC or tablet or even cast from your phone to watch on your Smart TV.

I paid for the session but missed it, can you send me the video?

Currently all our online sessions are recorded and the video recording will automatically be sent to all who booked on the session. You will have at least a week from the date of the session to watch it or up to a month for some of our longer courses and webinars.

Our Courses

How can I get help in choosing a course?

Our friendly expert staff are always happy to discuss your needs and our courses in more detail to help you with your decision. Please call us on 01736 797180

How do I get my work home?

Tutors have special techniques for transporting oil paintings and the school has plastic folders available in our shop for £3.50 or do bring a portfolio.

For international students we are happy to arrange transportation of your work back home.

What do I need to bring?

Absolutely nothing! All materials and aprons are provided although some people do like to bring their own set of brushes.

What do I do for lunch?

Courses allow an hour’s break for lunch and there are numerous places nearby or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch into the studio.

What times do courses run?

Most of our courses start at 10am and end at 4.30pm on the first day. Subsequent days we start at 9.30am ending at 4pm.

Weekend Courses run 10am – 4pm on the first day but the final day starts at 9.30 and ends at 3.30 with a short lunch break to enable people to get home that evening.


Do you have to be experienced to come to the School?

The School is a very friendly and welcoming place for all ages and experience. Our drop-in life classes and August half-day workshops are ideal for those wanting to have a go for the first time. Most of our longer courses are also fine for novices.

If any of the courses do need a bit of experience we flag this up in the brochure and on the website.

Booking a Course

Can I pay by cheque?

Please get in touch by phone and we can hold your place for a few days whilst you post your cheque (made payable to: St Ives School of Painting) to us at St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios. St Ives TR26 1NG

How can I reserve a place?

We will hold a provisional reservation for 24 hours if you give us a call whilst you find accommodation. Otherwise please book online or by telephone 01736 797180.

You can reserve a place with a £100 deposit; balance is due 12 weeks before course start date.

About St Ives

Where do I park?

The nearest long stay public car parks are the Island and Barnoon both 5 minute walk away. In the peak summer months it may be easier to park at the big top car park by the leisure centre and walk down into town. If you don’t fancy the walk up the hill at the end of the day there is a shuttle bus which runs from outside the cinema.

How do I get there?

Public Transport: If you are coming from further afield the main train line runs into St Erth which is a 15 min taxi ride away or you can take the St Ives Bay Line which runs approx. every 30 minutes. The School is a 10 minute walk from St Ives station.

Driving: M5 will take you to Exeter where we recommend that you take the A30 across Bodmin Moor and into Cornwall. After passing Hayle, leave the A30 at St Erth roundabout for St Ives. Turn right at the second roundabout. This road will take you through Lelant and Carbis Bay into St Ives.

Where can I stay?

St Ives has a huge selection of hotels, guest houses and self catering accommodation to choose from. Please browse the art holidays St Ives section on our website and give us a call if you would like any help.

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