what we do

What we do

Using many different mediums such as charcoal pencils, charcoal sticks, oil paints and clay. We are able to offer a medium to suit everyone’s preference. Looking closely at how the Old masters of Europe of the 16th century such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Vermeer all created works of extreme beauty characterised by supreme technical skill. The Renaissance or ‘rebirth’ period epitomised major changes in the European way of life and was an exciting time, we hope to reignite that excitement through our teachings. Using renowned classical casts, some of which are easily recognised from the British Museum as well as others from Greek and Roman mythology. These casts of the human body give us a clear insight and reference to study, draw and produce a realistic body of work.  The Renaissance Atelier has a relaxed and homely feel which is condusive to being creative, allowing you to relax and unwind. The teacher’s expertise ensures that you are given the right tools and guidance to create a wonderful piece of art. Our goal is to train you to a highly skilled level, to understand aesthetics using your sense of seeing and intuition, using traditional techniques and references.  We hope to inspire a renaissance of old skills with today’s forward thinking artists, to be able to combine great techniques and insight ultimately culminating in expressive and awe inspiring pieces of art to be proud of.  We strongly believe that these courses will help you to develop skills beyond your expectations.  Throughout the whole drawing and painting process, students will be given exercises and guidance on establishing correct proportions, light and dark values, perspective and colour mixing and paint mediums using handouts where appropriate to cover particular issues under discussion.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school and know that the journey will be immensely satisfying.


Our Student’s Comments

The sculpting class takes place in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where students are encouraged to learn new skills at a pace that suits them.”
Ruth Roseweir



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