dennis parker spring 2022 art classes

 

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

9.30 – 11.30 am                  9 weekly classes                     £108

 

  • 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 including drawing, painting (watercolour, pastel, acrylic, oil, mixed media, print making etc)

  • A chance to have fun exploring all styles of interpretation from realism to abstraction, with demonstrations in all techniques

  • 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 whilst navigating the creative process. 

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

 

MONDAY          starts 17 January ends 28 March excluding 14, 21 February 

Bejewelled Spiders' Webs

Drawing / Watercolour / Acrylic / Oil                         

Bejewelling water droplets reveal the intricate geometry of these silken masterpieces.

 

TUESDAY           starts 18 January ends 29 March excluding 15, 22 February       

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           starts 19 January ends 30 March excluding 16, 23 February     

Close-up: Winter Teasels  & Hogweeds

Pencil / Pastel / Pen & Wash / Mixed Media

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

THURSDAY       starts 20 January ends 31 March excluding 17, 24 February      

Atmospheric Winter Woodlands

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.          

 

 

FRIDAY           starts 21 January ends 1 April excluding 18, 25 February           

Wet & Windy Town Centre

Drawing / Watercolour / Acrylic / Mixed Media                      

Figures huddled and blown under unwieldy umbrellas against the perspective of buildings with the added dynamic of driving rain and reflecting puddles. 

 

To book your place please email Dennis at dennis_parker@hotmail.co.uk

Current students have priority until 26 November.

 

https://www.dennisart.co.uk/equipment-needed for materials.

0208 381 2392 or dennis_parker@hotmail.co.uk for further information 

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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.

 

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0208 381 2392 or dennis_parker@hotmail.co.uk for further information

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