Join us for this two hour figure class inspired by the work of artist Jenny Saville. Broadcast from our studio in St Ives with a clothed model. Join in at home with guided exercises.
This is a recording of a session broadcast from our studio on Saturday. You can pause, review and rewind and draw from a screen capture of a particular pose or watch in real time. You can view as many times as you like until the link expires at midnight on the date shown.
For this experimental and adventurous session we will focus on recreating the striking foreshortening of the figure that Saville is famous for. We will explore ways to create a sense of movement and time passing in our sketches, echoing Saville’s interest in the process of the making being the real subject. Broadcast live from our studio overlooking Porthmeor Beach, artist Greg Humphries will lead you through a series of unusual approaches and exercises. We will start with 5 and 10 minute poses which will be followed by longer poses.
The focus will be mainly on the model for this session with Greg talking you through exercises. These sessions are designed to inspire, instruct and surprise. Suitable for any level of experience. Each one will be run slightly differently depending on the artist leading it.
Saturday Life Live – Inspired by Jenny Saville (Recording)
Drawing / Various / Waterbased / Figure
Sorry, this course is not currently available
I try to connect people to their environment with my art. I started out as a landscape painter, but it was only through undertaking a masters degree in 2009 that I realised the best way to connect people to their environment was to take them into that environment and get them to make the art! This is now the core of my practice and through my work I specialise in outdoor education and woodland management.
What to Bring
We will be mainly using charcoal in this session on cartridge paper with a single colour in pastel. A red would be ideal for this.
Drawing materials: 6 x A1 or A2 cartridge paper / putty rubber, stick charcoal , fixative or hairspray. If you can only work small it will be easier to use 3B or 4B pencil instead of charcoal. For this particular session it would be ideal to work as large as you can. You could try even by taping cartridge sheets together.
You will need access to the internet and ideally a PC or laptop or a tablet with audio. You can even connect a phone or laptop to a Tv screen if you have the right lead. Phones are less suitable due to the small screen size but certainly possible.
Do I need a webcam/any equipment.
If it’s for our You Tube webinars and You Tube courses no webcam 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.
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. 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 the day before the session. Please check your junk mail. If you can’t find the email please contact email@example.com and we will resend it. In the New Year we are moving from Zoom to You Tube Live. This should be easy to use, just follow the link and watch live on the internet. You can use a PC, smartphone, tablet or even watch through your Smart TV.
I paid for the session but missed it, can you send me the video?
The video recording will automatically be sent to all who booked on the session. Currently all our short online sessions are recorded and you will have two weeks from the date of the session to watch it.
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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