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dennis parker spring 2023 art classes

 

Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middx HA5 4EA

9.30 – 11.30 am                  9 weekly classes                     £111

 

  • For all levels from beginners to advanced

  • For those painting for pleasure as well as those working towards GCSE, A-level or degree

  • A choice of working in any media (watercolour is taught at beginners level and then students encouraged to explore other media) including drawing, pastel, acrylic, oil, mixed media, print making etc, with demonstrations in all techniques

  • A chance to have fun exploring all styles of interpretations from realism to abstraction

  • An opportunity to develop and gain guidance on your portfolio for art college, degree and postgraduate courses

For all classes, themes are suggested – not obligatory – so if you have other concepts you would prefer to explore you can do so instead, with Dennis’s help and guidance in navigating the creative process. 

Having explored essential techniques and styles students are encouraged to create original work from their own reference material, such as observational drawings and photographs, rather than using images from magazines or the internet.

MONDAY          Monday 16 January – 27 March excluding 13, 20 February

View through a Gate

Drawing / Watercolour for beginners / Acrylic / Oil     

Wrought iron gates with their sweeping curves and intricacies can provide imaginative framing devices for your compositions

TUESDAY            Tuesday 17 January – 28 March excluding 14, 21 February

Atmospheric Spring Landscapes

Acrylic                      

An ideal class for beginners with no previous painting experience. We start with controlled colour mixing via three primary colours, then progress to a variety of exciting colour applications and techniques to develop confidence and produce expressive and atmospheric studies

WEDNESDAY      Wednesday 18 January – 29 March excluding 15, 22 February

Wet and Windy Town Centre

Pencil / Pastel / Pen & Wash / Mixed Media

We explore the challenge of perspective by depicting figures huddled and blown under unwieldy umbrellas in an urban setting, with the added dynamic of driving rain and reflecting puddles

THURSDAY          Thursday 19 January – 30 March excluding 16, 23 February

Winter Woodland and Spring Flower Studies

Acrylic / Mixed media

An ideal class for beginners with no previous painting experience. We start with controlled colour mixing via three primary colours, then progress to a variety of exciting colour applications and techniques to develop confidence and produce expressive and atmospheric studies          

FRIDAY                Friday 20 January – 31 March excluding 17, 24 February

Winter Teasels and Hogweeds

Drawing / Watercolour  for beginners / Acrylic / Oil / Mixed Media etc

These distinctive seed heads create intriguing silhouettes as they interlace and interweave against a background of winter trees and brooding winter sky

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dennis_parker@hotmail.co.uk to book your place or for further information

Current students have priority until 28 November 2022

Details of materials: dennisart.co.uk/equipment - needed                 

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dennis parker shaping air - photoshoots with photographic model / ballerina

 

Within a small group, a unique opportunity to have a private photoshoot with an experienced photographic model/ballerina with the added dimension of professional photographic lighting. Artists wishing to explore the aesthetic of classical life poses, the fluidity of dance/movement and more unusual physically demanding short term photographic poses will be guided through the alchemy of photo composition using light, angle and shadow. Studio lighting, in tandem with filters and reflectors, enables us to explore ‘in-camera:’ framing a shot, perspective, subtleties and nuances of colour playing on the human form, plus the impact of angle and degree of light and shadow (chiaroscuro). Essential knowledge of your own camera, whether it is compact, bridge or DSLR, includes how to access: shutter priority, aperture priority, ISO and exposure compensation, to maximise the potential of the shoot. Price on application.

 

dennis_parker@hotmail.co.uk for further information

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