Kerry Harding

‘Giving permission’ and ‘making transparent’ is what I try to do every time I teach. This inevitably leads to the reward of witnessing a small epiphany or pivotal direction change in a student’s approach. I enjoy teaching at the school as it has no set ‘school’ approach, each course is put together and taught from the tutors own practice. This has the benefit of enabling me to be both tutor and student within this process.

The fields, footpaths, horizons, trees and seas I see again and again day after day. These are the motifs I repeat, rework, destroy and process. The manipulation of paint and the subtle surprises achieved through a cycle of putting on and taking off is what facilitates my surreal recreation of a place. Half remembered, half imagined, familiar places.

See more images at kerryharding.co.uk

 


Artists' Retreat Week 18/11/2019

£465

Get a fresh perspective on how and why you make art. As part of a small group, reflect on your practice and make new work in an inspiring environment. As well as directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio benefit from an individual private tutorial. In a safe and creative space challenge yourself and progress your practice. Online follow-up tutorials, available as an optional extra subject to a minimum number of 4 participants.     
 


Pushing the Boundaries 27/01/2020

£455

This dynamic course explores the boundaries between representation and abstraction. Extend your painting vocabulary through a series of structured exercises and explore the manipulation of paint and image in a fun and experimental way. Enjoy the freedom to experiment and challenge yourself in a well-resourced and supportive atmosphere.
“Stimulating, challenging, well organised and varied. I was looking for a new direction for my painting and this has given me a plethora of possibilities. Thank you!” - J. Friskney Adams

 


Artists' Retreat Week 03/02/2020

£465

Get a fresh perspective on how and why you make art. As part of a small group, reflect on your practice and make new work in an inspiring environment. As well as directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio benefit from an individual private tutorial. In a safe and creative space challenge yourself and progress your practice. Online follow-up tutorials, available as an optional extra.
 

     


Poetry of Process 02/03/2020

£375

Banish that wait for inspiration. Fast-track to a place where big changes can come from small shifts in your confidence and approach. Teeming with exercises, challenges and demonstrations, this mixed media course liberates you from expectations and encourages you to embrace the happy accident. Develop your painting in several directions simultaneously, and invest your creative energy more wisely.
 


Revealing Landscape 23/03/2020

£395

Learn to create enigmatic paintings inspired by landscape. Use oil paint with fresh and fluid methods that reveal and respond to traces of marks and colour. Two Artist tutors will show you how to enjoy the process of layering, erasing and exposing in an organic and exciting way. It is a great opportunity to build your confidence using oils, loosen up and widen your painting repertoire.
 


Contemporary Landscape PLUS 20/04/2020

£495

Learn to use innovative painting exercises and unconventional tools to discover new possibilities for your landscape painting and keep your creativity flowing even when you return home. Extend your learning for a further six weeks with fortnightly tutorials in our online studio. Reconnect with your fellow students and tutor using your computer or iPad with full technical support. This extended course ensures you stretch your techniques; experiment in your approach and bring that St Ives inspiration back home.


Pushing the Boundaries 04/05/2020

£375

This dynamic course explores the boundaries between representation and abstraction. Extend your painting vocabulary through a series of structured exercises and explore the manipulation of paint and image in a fun and experimental way. Enjoy the freedom to experiment and challenge yourself in a well-resourced and supportive atmosphere.
“Stimulating, challenging, well organised and varied. I was looking for a new direction for my painting and this has given me a plethora of possibilities. Thank you!” - J. Friskney Adams
 


Poetry of Process 15/06/2020

£375

Banish that wait for inspiration. Fast-track to a place where big changes can come from small shifts in your confidence and approach. Teeming with exercises, challenges and demonstrations, this mixed media course liberates you from expectations and encourages you to embrace the happy accident. Develop your painting in several directions simultaneously, and invest your creative energy more wisely.