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Art Laboratory

Beginners Art Laboratory

An exciting chance to focus on fundamental skills in studio based art making. Explore new ideas by experimenting with varied approaches and expand your personal artistic language through diverse media – conventional and new. You will be invited to respond intuitively to music and studio set ups and discuss contemporary art practices – simultaneously learning measures of control over materials and approaches to composition. This is a supportive group that focuses on individual development.

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Mick Kirkbride

Painter and teacher Mick Kirkbride is a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools (1992-1995). He was Senior Lecturer in Visual Studies at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts from 1996 to 2011. In 2004 he was elected a member of The New English Art Club, becoming the Curator of its education programme in 2014 teaching a range of drawing classes at both The Mall Galleries Learning Centre and Heatherley’s School of Art. Mick has taught drawing and painting at all levels including postgraduate. For the past four years he has led a series of life-drawing classes and specialist workshops for the Royal Academy of Arts’ Academic Programme.

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