Painting a Garden of Paradise

Subject: Painting
Dates: 13 May 2019 - 17 May 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Lily Gale
Full price
£ 385

Drawing inspiration from Persian, Indian and Medieval miniature painting, participants shall compose a painting on a gessoed ground, working with the traditional technique of egg tempera and pigments made from earths and minerals. Initially, mark-making will be explored leading into the painting of flower petals and leaves. Colour harmony studies follow to choose the palette for the painting. Sacred geometry studies will inform the composition, becoming the underlying structure upon which flowers, trees, mountains, valleys and water are placed creating a harmonious Garden of Paradise.

Who is this course for?

All levels of experience and ability welcome.

What materials should I bring?

Participants are required to bring an artists sketch book for mark-making and colour harmony studies, a Windsor and Newton series 7 No. 3 watercolour brush and a palette with wells.

All other materials and equipment are provided, including a gessoed ground of 35x27cm or 21x15cm.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting slightly messy.

Avoid wearing:

  • Baggy clothing (especially sleeves)
  • Loose jewellery
  • Short sleeve t-shirts (when there is a chance of contact with hazardous materials)
  • High heels or open toed shoes
  • Health & Safety

    When mixing pigments:

  • Wear the dusk mask provided by the tutor
  • These masks are disposable masks and are intended to be used for a day at most
  • Wear disposable nitrile gloves should be worn
  • Tutors and students must wash their hands and forearms regularly to avoid cross contamination ie. after mixing pigments before eating, drinking, smoking, using the telephone or going to the toilet.
  • Food and drink must never be consumed in the basement workshop or studios.

    What days do I attend?

    Monday - Friday

    Do you offer concessions?

    Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.

    To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

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    What if I need to cancel or change my booking?

    You can view our policy here.

    Tutor biography

    Lily Gale

    Lily Gale (née Corbett) is a painter who studied drawing and painting with the visionary artist Cecil Collins from 1976 until 1989 and continues to teach his methods in life drawing. She also worked as a picture restorer and conserver for many years She completed her MA at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in 2002.

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