Classes at Anteros
Anteros Arts Foundation prides itself in offering consistently high quality creative art skills, taught by practicing artist educators.
Classes cover a wide range of skills including oil and watercolour painting, sculpture, photography, spray-painting, printing, bookbinding and art theory.
If you are interested in attending a number of courses why not have a look at our Anteros Arts Diploma. We are currently accepting applications for a January 2021 start date.
See below for all classes currently available to book. To help us to provide an exceptional service and also to keep students and staff safe while on site, please also complete and return a booking form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note we are adhering to current government advice regarding COVID-19 and are taking all relevant precautions. These include ensuring we are able to accommodate social distancing and increased hand hygiene. However we do recommend clinically vulnerable and extremely vulnerable groups do not attend courses at Anteros at this time. A COVID-19 risk assessment is available on request.
Professional Development: Cultivating a Reflective Practice for Artists
with Liz Monahan
Fridays 25th September and 2nd October
2 afternoon sessions from 1pm - 4pm
This class on Reflective Writing will sharpen your understanding of what a reflective practice is, and demonstrate how this can be an effective approach as an artist, to growth and progression. The class will offer tools and exercises including 'free writing' and 'mind-mapping' to help you become a reflective practitioner. Students will learn through presentation, hand-outs, group and pair discussion and by producing written work throughout the afternoon.
Students may find it useful to bring photos of their creative practice and any notebooks/sketchbooks in which they already write or document their work
Oil Painting: Old Masters' Techniques with Contemporary Implementations
with Sophia Shuvalova
Thursdays 5th November - 3rd December
5 morning sessions from 10am - 12.30pm
In this introductory oil painting course Sophia Shuvalova teaches painting the human form from life. Course outline as follows:
Session 1: Portraiture
Painting a portrait of the model from observation, addressing colour theory and mixing for skin tones, working with underdrawing and underpainting, exploring painting techniques including use of grounds and brush work.
Session 2: Mark-Making
Painting a nude from observation exploring gestural and textural techniques and expressive mark-making. This will include palette knife work and impasto painting, using thickening mediums, oil bars and introducing experimental materials.
Session 3: Self-Portraiture
Painting a self-portrait using a mirror for reference, building upon techniques from previous sessions whilst considering conceptual value of the work and developing artistic vision. Producing an 'alla prima' self-portrait that is both expressive and descriptive.
Sessions 4 and 5: Accuracy and Layering
Painting the figure focusing on a single pose over two sessions, creating the base layers of the painting focusing on accuracy in week 4 to explore washes, glazers and mediums in week 5. Producing an accurately observed single painting and further developing consideration for tonal value, depth and colour through layering and traditional oil painting techniques.
with Judith Ellis
Friday 6th November
One day course from 10am - 4pm
Would you like to learn the exacting craft of bookbinding? During this class you will learn that there is far more to paper craft than you at first thought. Every choice you make when binding your sketchbook, for example what adhesive you use, how you fold the paper, what material you select for the cover, will impact on the technique and the aesthetic of the finished piece.
No prior knowledge or experience is required; our expert tutor will guide you through the process and explain the deviations and tricks you may use along the way. All materials and printed notes will be provided.