The Art Intense improvers courses and workshops are perfect for students who have some experience with drawing and painting but are looking to further perfect their skills with practise, professional guidance, and the company of other improving artists.
The improvers courses offer as number of 3-hour lessons that take place once a week at a particular location. Each course covers a wide range of subjects which are intended to inspire and broaden your artistic knowlege and practice. You will likely complete 5 lessons for each medium, including drawing, water and acrylic - This will enable students to have sufficent time to understand how the medium works and complete serveral finished pieces of artwork, before moving on to the next.
The one-off workshops concentrate on one subject and a complementing medium. Whether this be 'impasto acrylic palm trees' or 'willow charcoal woodland landscape' each workshop is a standalone lesson. Any of these classes can be attended by students who would consider themselves of a more intermediate or advanced level.
If you have attended Art Intense beginners' courses, you will have already been taught all the foundation skills used by Briony to create each workshop artwork piece. Students who have not attended an Art Intense course before but would not consider themselves 'beginners' are encouraged to join either a course or individual workshop if they are keen to improve their abilities in a creative environment.
In preparation for each lesson students will receive an email with a link that will provide everyone with a copy of the workshop artwork and the resources used by Briony. You are encouraged to bring a copy of the image with you - Either printed out or a digital copy on your tablet/phone etc. The link will also provide an introduction the medium and recommendation of what to bring with you. There will also be a detailed list of materials such as paints & brushes, and the size & type of support Briony used included so all students will have the time to arrange their own equipment.
At the start of each lesson Briony will have already completed a finished piece of work for students to study and use as a reference or inspiration if needed. She will then talk through the project and explain the choice of subject and the artwork objectives. This will be followed by a live demonstration that covers all the techniques and tips students will need to know to attempt the artwork themselves. During this time students will be able to take notes and ask questions while Briony works. After the live demo she will then be available to offer personalised advice and tuition to each student individually. The Art Intense workshops are capped as a smaller number of students which ensures there is plenty of time for 1-on-1 evaluations and attention.
Every improving artist who wants to sign up for an improvers course is encouraged to practice at home as well as in the class as this is vital for the natural growth of creativity and skill - Therefore students have usually started to accumulate their own art supplies. Many students do not finish the work in class and instead complete the work in their own time. As many brands offer different versions of pigments and mediums it is never beneficial to start a piece of artwork with different materials to ones you have at home. Therefore, students are required to bring their own equipment to class such as brushes, paints, and pastels.
Art Intense will however provide basic art materials such as rags, water, jars, tape, tabletop easels, and some drawing tools.
For upcoming dates and locations please see the options below or do send an enquiry
Graphite Pencil This detailed drawing subject is a great place to start if you are looking for an opportunity to improve your pencil skills. The emphasis is put on setting a ground and using contrast to push highlights forward.
Acrylic Paint This close up composition forces observation of the graduating colour and petal details. Great for those who need to work on blending acrylic paint.
Watercolour & Pen A free and expressive piece with lots of character. Bold colours and the use of splatters and drips give this artwork movement and spontaneity.
October 2021 workshops
Watercolour Paint A small, detailed piece done in a blue monotone. The use of a rigger brush will help you learn how to achieve fine marks and continuous long lines.
Acrylic Paint A large piece of work using the upwards view of palm trees to create a different perspective. Impasto paint with a knife will achieve texture.
Watercolour & Pen A fun artwork looking at a bunch of oranges on a branch. Using pen and mark making to differentiate between foreground and background.
November 2021 workshops
Pencil Back to basics with good shading control and equally important eraser control. Hard, soft, and lost edges are all needed to give the piece a realistic feel.
Watercolour Paint A cool and neutral palette is used to create this soft foliage painting. Wet-in-wet background and the use of reserving space gives this piece depth and foreground clarity.
Acrylic Paint The Ajanta caves date back to 400-650 BC and are regarded as some of the first examples of Indian art. We explore these images using gold acrylic paint and try to recreate the old texture and patterns.
For enquiries about the Art Intense please contact Briony directly using the number and/or email below.
Alternatively you can fill the form to the right with your details and Briony will get back to you.
07988 805 345