Richmond View by Joy Forbes Cole
This course, which has been running since 1990, is suitable both for beginners and those with some experience in other media who would like to learn a new technique. The course first began as an introduction to oil painting and has since broadened out to include acrylic, watercolour and mixed media. Initially the workshops concentrate on the craft of painting in each medium. Information is given on basic essentials, for example supports – ‘what to paint on and how to prepare your ground’, mediums – ‘what to mix with the paint’ . Traditional methods are taught and, if required, students can be taken through the basics of drawing, construction and perspective. Composition, planning and setting up a painting are covered in the course of carrying out a still life painting.
More advanced students are encouraged to bring in and work from their own drawings. Starting from landscape or still life, we study twentieth century developments in the light of a chosen painter’s work, and experiment in developing students’ work. A group visit to an exhibition is made each term, sometimes linked to a lecture at Tate Britain or Tate Modern. A Landscape Painting Weekend is held each summer.
2017 DATES TBC.
- Please enquire for current course fees.
- To take part in classes, students must become Kew Studio Student Members.
- A trial lesson is available at £16, which is refunded when a full course fee is paid.
- Fees are paid in advance at enrollment or at the first session attended, if joining after the start of term.
About the Tutor
Joy Forbes Cole studied painting at Kingston College of Art and later worked as a picture restorer and lecturer at Chiswick and Isleworth Polytechnics. She exhibits regularly, and has work in private collections and commissioned works in business organisations. The courses offered result from her experience of teaching both beginners and more experienced students.
Enquiries should be made to the Studio Coordinator. Tel: 020 8332 2122 (Tues/Thurs 9.30am-2.30pm)
or the Tutor on 020 8878 2856.
Below: Snowscape by Joy Forbes’ student Robert Lafon