A focused 7-week course, designed to take students on a voyage of discovery, stimulating their imagination, enhancing their skills and providing a platform for experimentation within the two-dimensional arena.

Working with opposites similar to the contrasts found within James Capper’s practice, this painting course will address what we witness outside, and consider our understanding of the inside.

In practical terms the 7-week course will be divided into three parts. The first four weeks will be studio based working on subject matter that will develop internally.  Weeks five and six will offer a chance to work ‘plein air’, observing the outdoors, with the final week returning to the fine art studio to bring together both parts of outside and inside’s working and observed spectrum.

The goal is to build confidence and provide participants with the tools to develop their observations and painting skills and will involve both group and individual tuition. Media will include drawing, painting, printing, collage and photography and will involve group and individual tuition. A personal sketchbook for home use is recommended. Participants will learn about paint; colour and light; shape and line; space and scale; and illusion, allusion and expression.

Tutor Alex Roberts is a British artist that lives and works between Berlin and the UK. She is an artist who works with paint and translucence; addressing paintings’ surface and spatial depth. Testing the sliding scale of figuration and abstraction, her focus is how we perceive identity and change – encounters. Roberts completed her MAFA at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, 2015. In 2016, Roberts joined The Transart Institute as an Artist Advisor, and is helping to establish a drawing programme about the figure, besides linking platforms of exchange with Drawing Projects UK.


£154, £124 Concs & UoB staff, £92 EAC

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All materials and equipment provided, though a personal sketchbook is recommended.

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