Tidy St. Short Courses 2019

Our short courses give you the opportunity to begin a new passion or enhance the skills you already have. We run them on both weekdays and weekends so book yourself some inspiration. There are always new courses being offered so join our mailing list and be the first to know what’s coming to Tidy St.
Photo Realist Portrait Course
6 week evening course

Lucie has exhibited internationally and has won several awards for her Portrait work. Her work has been in the National Portrait Gallery, the Kremlin and (more locally), Pallant House. This is a unique opportunity to learn the processes she uses and work alongside her, step by step, with demonstrations covering everything from planning and choosing your image to creating specific effects for hair, eyes and fabric. Lucie provides friendly, expert instruction on the interactive principles of composition, as well as the anatomy of the human face and the key relationships among its features. You will produce a finished portrait of your chosen subject. The course runs for 6 weeks on Thursday evenings commencing on the 25th April from 6.30pm -9pm and costs £150

Life Drawing Day Saturday
A day spent really enjoying drawing from life. Looking at proportions and how the body fits together. Exercises designed to develop all aspects of life drawing. Whether you are a complete beginner or an artist just looking for new ways to approach figurative drawing, this day course will give you lots to think about and is guaranteed to improve your drawing skills. You will work from a model/s in the studio.

Pastel Portrait from a model
Discover the unique joys of painting with pastels, one of the most versatile and forgiving mediums. You will be working with models in the studio. The course will cover key techniques such as mixing, blending, scumbling, sgraffito, hatching and feathering. You will be given several different approaches and learn both modern and contemporary techniques.

Painting The Nude
Working from a life model in the studio is one of the most inspiring and challenging painting projects any artist can tackle. Lucie demonstrates each step from what ground to use, to mixing and applying flesh tones. Using oils she will unlock the secrets of how to create a beautiful life painting, tutoring is on an individual basis so all levels welcome encouragement throughout. Working with a life model in the studio.

Paint Better Portraits Week Florentine Method
The course begins with an in depth explanation of the sight size method, a technical demonstration on mixing colours, organizing the palette, and preparing mediums, and producing a painting from life.

The week gives students the opportunity to paint every morning with one model between two students. Students use a limited palette, with its phenomenally broad range of colour effects, to focus on colour harmony and unity of light. Lucie will paint alongside her students to provide a visual guide to the method.

The technique is influenced by the methods of Rembrandt and Lucie's visit to the Florence Academy.

Instruction is on an individual basis, so students of all levels are welcome.