Moorbath Farmhouse is your comfortable, welcoming home-from-home for the week. Set in the glorious landscape of rural West Dorset, it provides the ideal environment in which to learn and develop but also to relax and leave the daily grind far behind you.
Join David in the beautiful English countryside for three full days of drawing, painting and…
IMAGINING THE LANDSCAPE
“A vague and deceitful sketch. A game for children and old men.” Michelangelo
From Da Vinci to Hockney, the landscape has been a constant theme in Western art for centuries and one with which the English have been obsessed since they stole the idea from the Dutch in the seventeenth century. But just how do we get all those glorious colours, textures and forms onto our flat canvas or paper? How do we deal with light and shadow? And what of the two utterly unpaintable elements that preoccupied none other than Rubens: the breeze and the dew? The English landscape may look tame enough on our country walk, but it can become an unmanageable beast when put into the service of your art.
On this course, you will learn how to reinterpret the landscape and see it with the eyes of an artist.
Topics will include:
proportion and composition
light, shade and the weather
moving from line to colour
the history of landscape art
“In order to realise something you have to transform it.” Giacometti
View my short video (2:05) on Imagining the Landscape here.
Details and Booking
Accommodation: Moorbath Farmhouse, Symondsbury, Bridport.
20 March – 24 March 2017 (3 full days – arrive Monday for supper; depart Friday after breakfast)
From £500 per person (based on two people sharing).
tuition plus 4 nights accommodation at Moorbath Farmhouse with all breakfasts, lunches, dinners and beverages.
What’s not included:
holiday insurance and personal shopping.
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Telephone +44 (0) 7879 624413