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garylongThis is a 10 night Course run in collaboration with the St Ives School of Painting with tutor Gary Long.

The Course

This is a beautiful time of year to capture the spring time Italian landscape as well as explore the ancient architecture of the town. Students will have opportunities to explore these varied subjects incorporating the natural landscape with Italian life and architecture. As well as taking advantage of the views from the centre's terraces, time will be spent out in the area around Casole d’Elsa. Using sketch books initially to locate and draw areas of interest, students will make annotations on colour and light source. This will be followed up with painting back in the studio using gouache, initially to explore ways of depicting the subject intuitively before moving on to oils. All materials are provided as part of the course.
The course runs from 22nd May - 1st June and includes 6 days of tuition, time for self-study in the studio and experiencing the Italian lifestyle. Taught days will usually run 9:30 - 12:30 am, break for lunch and teaching again 3:30 - 5:30 pm. The studios will be open to students to use throughout the day and evening.

Your Tutor

Gary Long is a figurative painter whose work explores varied subjects including the coast, sea, sky, weather and the impressions they leave. He is also fascinated with the figure, teaching life class at University College Falmouth for many years and now sharing his expertise with students at the St Ives School of Painting. After studying at Birmingham and then Manchester College of Art he worked as a successful illustrator on numerous national and international accounts in publishing and advertising.& He is an artist member of the Society of Illustrators in New York and regularly exhibits his paintings nationally.

 

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Testimonials:

From Previous courses

Gary Long is an excellent tutor – very much enjoyed my time.

It gave me techniques and inspiration I needed to start to paint in oils. Nadia

Absolutely inspiring and I could really see changes through the days.

Lovely, fun, but I also learned.

Great teacher very willing to share ideas and explain techniques. Good colour guidance too.

A very pleasant, calm and creative atmosphere created by Gary on the course. Kristin

Friendly and talented tutor.

Gary was very generous with his work and style – excellent demos.

Very inspiring tutor – really knew subject and how to teach.

I got a huge amount out of the course – it was great to have the chance to paint after a gap of seven years.

Conversations I had with Gary have sent me home bubbling with excitement and enthusiasm to develop my work and take it in new directions. Les

 

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