Capture Spring in Oils is a series of four workshops for oil painters with some experience.

Wednesdays 10am – 1pm

21 April – 12 May inclusive

Adult Course Fee: £100 (Concession Fee: £80)

Limited to 8 artists

Do you enjoy painting with oils but find it a bit tricky to do at home – or maybe you would welcome some feedback from an experienced oil painter? In this block of four workshops we focus on this wonderfully colourful season and how to capture Spring in oils. Our studio is a place for you to plan and start a painting; then bring it to fruition with support and encouragement from an experienced tutor. 

To enable you to get the most from this course, you will have some experience of using oil paints. 

Over the four sessions Diana will

  • provide lots of individual guidance, support and encouragement
  • help in selecting the best compositional format
  • show you the techniques for mixing the colours that feature in many Spring paintings

We shall provide the following equipment for the workshops:

  • Studio easel, chair and small table
  • Non-toxic painting medium
  • Large single use paper palettes
  • Jam jar for holding wet brushes
  • Space on a drying rack to hold one wet painting per artist between sessions.

You need to bring the following materials:

  • Sketches/photos of subject – possibly a couple of options
  • Paper & drawing materials for preparatory work – ruler also useful
  • Stretched canvas or board to paint on – maximum size is 594 x 891 mm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
  • Oil paints, brushes, palette knife/s
  • Rags or kitchen roll
  • Small pot or jar with lid for painting medium (non-toxic medium provided)
  • Baby wipes for messy fingers
  • Plastic bag to take used brushes home for cleaning

About the Tutor

Diana Braybrook trained initially at Camberwell College of Art, London before studying for her degree in History of Art & Architecture at Reading University.

She is currently resident artist at Osterley Park & House, Isleworth where she uses the Garden Gallery in the stable block as her studio and occasional exhibition space. Visitors are welcome to visit her on an open studio day or by prior arrangement.

Diana is also an experienced tutor and has recently stepped down as a tutor at the 4020 club in LB Ealing.

Visit Diana’s website

Develop your linocut skills with Jessica Rose this Spring. Linocut is one of the most accessible forms of printmaking, used by many famous artists including Degas and Picasso. In this course you will work with a highly experienced local printmaker and will quickly be able to create bold, expressive images using linocut techniques. 

Wednesdays

2 – 5pm

14 April – 26 May

Course Fee: £185 Adult (£170 Concessions)

Pay As You Go Fees: £30 per session Adult (£25 Concessions)

This seven week course is suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’ve done drawing and printmaking before or whether you’re a complete beginner – Jessica will guide you through the whole process and give you plenty of help and support. 

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • Designing an effective image, thinking creatively within the boundaries of the process
  • Cutting lino safely and effectively using a variety of tools
  • Printing by inking up a lino block and hand burnishing it or printing it on a table top press
  • How to print in colour, using reduction and key block techniques
  • Printing using unusual materials and techniques, such as collage and fabric
  • How to sign and edition your prints, plus advice on framing 

Materials Required

You will be provided with basic materials, such as ink and paper, but please also bring: 

  • Pencils and rubber
  • Source material, such as your own photographs and sketches, to help you create an image to print
  • Apron
  • Box/packet of latex gloves (to help you keep your hands clean when you’re inking up and printing)
  • Linocutting tools. If you do not have any you can buy a set from OPEN Ealing for £14 each. If you want to buy a set of tools from us make sure you contact us least two weeks before the course starts so they can be ordered in time. 

Important notes

Linocutting can be quite hard on the hands so please bear this in mind if you have any problems with your joints. You may need to rest your hands regularly.

We will be working with oil-based inks, which take about a week to dry, so if you want to take wet prints home at the end of sessions it may be easiest to transport them by car. Or you can leave them in the drying rack in the classroom

Please be aware we will be using white spirit, which has a strong smell, to clean lino blocks and perspex sheets. 

Develop your Linocut Skills is limited to 10 people. Book now!

About the Tutor

Jessica is an Ealing-based painter and printmaker and has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists, Chelsea Art Society and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. 

Website: jessicaroseartist.co.uk

Facebook: /JessicaRoseArtist

Twitter&Instagram: @JessRoseArtist

Movement & Technology Workshops are run by Invisible Ink. Join them and explore the world of Neo Noir through movement and technology, all from the comfort of your home.

A four week course aimed at people interested in exploring film, movement and performance. You need some some experience of performing arts to make the most of this intermediate level course.

Saturdays

27 March – 17 April

2 – 5pm

Fee: £60 per person (£40 Concession)

During this course you will

  • Develop a movement language inspired by the neo noir film genre
  • Explore the principles of lighting, art direction, composition, music and colour theory
  • Capture and document your movement through video and photography

Movement & Technology Workshops are taking place on Zoom. To participate you will need

  • Access to a camera phone
  • A laptop
  • An open mind, resourcefulness and imagination

Led by Stephanie Osztreicher and Rebecca Tortora, this workshop is part of their broader research programme developing cinematic themed life drawing and movement events.

They will document the workshops and share the process in an online blog. You will also be able to listen to a series of podcast interviews they are creating that are linked to the project.

Join them on their exciting journey as they create Invisible Ink.goo. Keep up to date with their latest news via social media.

Instagram: @invisible.ink.events

Twitter: @InvisibleInkLD

Facebook: Invisible Ink

About the Tutors

Invisible Ink is a new collaboration between Stephanie Osztreicher and Rebecca Tortora who trained together at the Lecoq School in Paris. They create virtual interactive life drawing experiences by combining cinematic themes, movement, narrative, character, lighting and music. Their collaboration is a positive response to the Pandemic and showcases artistic innovation, individual creativity and accessible online experiences for visual artists and enthusiasts.

Rebecca Tortora is Artistic Director of Fit to Burst where she has written and directed Carnival Collectors and The Memory Machine, a children’s theatre commission for UKCCA. Her writing and directing credits include Last Night I Met You Dreaming and #TheMarket. She has directed new writing at The Blue Elephant Theatre, Soho Theatre and The Arcola. She has also worked with East15 Acting School.

www.fittoburst.co.uk

Stephanie Osztreicher is a movement director, teacher, performer, and life model. Stephanie trained at CSSD and Ballarat Arts Academy and works across film, visual arts and music. She has also spent time in Japan, Melbourne and London training in traditional and contemporary Japanese performance. For over a decade Stephanie has worked in the performing arts in Australia and the UK and Europe. As a life model, she has worked with high profile art institutions, individual artists and on a range of performance art events.

www.sosztreicher.wixsite.com/performance

Join Invisible Ink Performers’ Workshop and explore the world of Neo Noir through movement and technology, all from the comfort of your home.

Saturday 24 April

10am – 5pm

Fee: £20 per person (£15 Concession)

This is an opportunity for you to create your own material, promote your talents and be part of a creative community of like-minded artists.

During this session you will

  • Develop movement sequences and explore content creation techniques using your mobile phone
  • Develop a movement language inspired by the neo noir film genre
  • Explore the principles of
    • lighting
    • art direction
    • composition
    • music
    • colour theory
  • Capture and document your movement through video and photography
  • Create the foundation for a short movement film

The Invisible Ink Performers’ Workshop is taking place on Zoom. To participate you will need

  • Access to a camera phone
  • A laptop
  • An open mind, resourcefulness and imagination

Led by Stephanie Osztreicher and Rebecca Tortora, this workshop is part of their broader research programme developing cinematic themed life drawing and movement events.

They will document the workshops and share the process in an online blog. You will also be able to listen to a series of podcast interviews they are creating that are linked to the project.

Join them on their exciting journey as they create Invisible Ink.goo. Keep up to date with their latest news via social media.

Instagram: @invisible.ink.events

Twitter: @InvisibleInkLD

Facebook: Invisible Ink

About the Tutors

Invisible Ink is a new collaboration between Stephanie Osztreicher and Rebecca Tortora who trained together at the Lecoq School in Paris. They create virtual interactive life drawing experiences by combining cinematic themes, movement, narrative, character, lighting and music. Their collaboration is a positive response to the Pandemic and showcases artistic innovation, individual creativity and accessible online experiences for visual artists and enthusiasts.

Rebecca Tortora is Artistic Director of Fit to Burst where she has written and directed Carnival Collectors and The Memory Machine, a children’s theatre commission for UKCCA. Her writing and directing credits include Last Night I Met You Dreaming and #TheMarket. She has directed new writing at The Blue Elephant Theatre, Soho Theatre and The Arcola. She has also worked with East15 Acting School.

www.fittoburst.co.uk

Stephanie Osztreicher is a movement director, teacher, performer, and life model. Stephanie trained at CSSD and Ballarat Arts Academy and works across film, visual arts and music. She has also spent time in Japan, Melbourne and London training in traditional and contemporary Japanese performance. For over a decade Stephanie has worked in the performing arts in Australia and the UK and Europe. As a life model, she has worked with high profile art institutions, individual artists and on a range of performance art events.

www.sosztreicher.wixsite.com/performance