Gaining the skills and confidence to create a work of art is truly enabling. Creativity is a natural activity that everyone can and should experience. I believe in teaching from a strong knowledge base, delivering skills, encouraging experimentation and nurturing self-expression. My areas of focus are representational and figurative art.
If you live near my studio in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, you can take part in m weekly art classes. I also lead a limited number of art masterclasses and the occasional art holiday. All sessions take place in a working group studio, with a structure to inspire artists of all levels of experience. The relaxed yet purposeful atmosphere enables everyone to discover and achieve amongst small groups of like-minded friends.
A special day of figure drawing from my studio. This is the perfect taster day for the complete beginner, or a good opportunity to brush up on neglected skills. The morning comprises a series of shorter poses and exercises focussing on mark making, movement, gesture. The afternoon is a real treat- 3 hours of mono-printing, a playful and versatile process that makes some very beautiful images.
All materials are provided, this is a tutored session. Places are strictly limited to ten participants. Dress for mess!
Monday 15th August, 10.00-1.00 & 2.30-5.30
The atmosphere in the studio is really welcoming - Jamie helps everyone feel at ease and ready to get creative. I felt encouraged, inspired, daunted at times, but never self conscious or judged. Jamie really enables you to get the best from yourself. He is always attentive and supportive without being at all intrusive, seeming to know when you are in need of a bit more help. His inputs give you confidence so that the work always feels your own. I left at the end of each day feeling both exhilarated and exhausted. There are so few opportunities like this in the whole country; even fewer I imagine that are done as well as this. Absolutely brilliant.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, I produced weekly demonstration videos for my students and others to enjoy. You can find many of these on my youtube channel.
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