Developing Painting

with artist and tutor Paul Mowat

Fridays from 10.00am  - 3.30pm

Term One - Autumn Term 2019

from Friday 20th September

(No class Friday 18th October)
to Friday 29th November


Term Two - Spring Term I 2020

from Friday 20th January

(No class Friday 14th February)
to Friday 27th March


Term Three - Spring Term II 2020 (Online)
from Friday 24th April 

to Friday 26th June

EDS Studio, 4 Thistle Street NW Lane, EH2 1DR

£410.40 per term

Developing Painting is a full day, three term course structured to develop artists process and practice. It is designed to encourage those wishing to push their art practice from the source through to finished paintings.


Over the course of the three terms we will look at ways of developing research and editing source material, building up work in sketchbooks and in studies, moving these on through small paintings and printmaking and resolving finished pieces of work. The course will look at strategies to encourage work to evolve including working ‘in series’ and over time.


Students will be given some directed homework, will discuss contemporary art practice referencing
contemporary painters and artists and will undertake end of term group critiques.

Term 1 - Research
This term will involve gathering source material and focus on drawing from source, sketchbook development and will concentrate on developing the artists own subject of interest.

Term 2 . Development
Term 2 will involve developing a large series of small studies allowing for experimentation of surface and grounds, an exploration of materials and techniques , colour palettes, composition and working in multiples.

Term 3. Resolution
This term will concentrate on finding ways to resolve work ad will look at strategies such as working in series and over time, varying time and physical scale as well as how to present, curate and hang work.

The course is suitable for those with some painting experience who wish to push themselves and their practice.

Materials List:

  • Your paints, brushes and paper/board/prepared grounds

  • Sponges, rags, kitchen roll

  • Drawing materials - charcoal, pastels, pencil, eraser etc

  • Masking Tape and Hairpsray/Fixative

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The Edinburgh Drawing School,

13a Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QW

0131 556 0971  |   07791 121313

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