Alice Mumford

Alice’s paintings are characterised by lively and immediate surfaces. Vibrant colour is balanced and composition considered, but not forced. Strong abstract qualities within the negative space suggest intrigue. Soft edges shimmer, yet the object remains defined and tactile. The works have a dreamlike, almost ghostly quality to them as they evoke a connection with memories and past lives. The feeling of a moment interrupted.
Richard Selby, Director, The Redfern Gallery

“The school of painting is an oasis; a place to share ideas, enthusiasm and adventures into painting. Teaching has helped me to translate my thoughts and reflections about art into practical courses. In doing this I have learnt so much and shared in that adventure. It’s an opportunity to pass on the wonderful sense of being part of a bigger ‘family’
of painters.”

Have a look at her series of inspirational videos HERE

 


Bonnard and the Electric Light 13/05/2019

£545

To coincide with ‘Bonnard Colour of Memory’ at Tate Modern, Alice Mumford will take you on an exploration of light and shade. Learn how Bonnard harnessed the power of shadows. Often his subjects were lit by electric light, creating the equivalent of midday sunshine in the south of France. You will work from a variety of studio interiors lit in the same way.  
£150 of your fee on this course goes directly to support our work with young people. This enables us to give subsidised quality art tuition to dedicated young people with a passion for art.
 


Inside Outside 30/09/19

£545

Artists are fascinated with looking through windows in their work. Vermeer, Pierre Bonnard and Winifred Nicholson each found their own solutions. This course examines the particular challenges with tackling space in paintings and how artists overcome these. Paint from a still life with views of Porthmeor beach and St Ives from the studio windows, working towards completing a single large scale painting in oils. £150 of your fee on this course goes directly to support our work with young people. This enables us to give subsidised, quality art tuition to dedicated young people with a passion for art.
 


Clarion Calls - The Palette of Winifred Nicholson 02/12/2019

£545

The artist Winifred Nicholson beckons us to discard old conceptions that colour must be tacked down to release its true vitality. Learn to liberate colour in your painting on this fast-paced oils course. Work from a studio still life, referencing Winifred Nicholsons's colour scale and focusing on her concept of intervals. Unlock a new way of seeing and creating in your painting. 
£150 of your fee on this course goes directly to support our work with young people. This enables us to give subsidised quality art tuition to dedicated young people with a passion for art. 


Warm and Cool 24/02/2020

£545

Many artists including Bonnard and Chardin have used warm and cool colours to create a sense of light, compositional contrast and atmosphere. Cool whites surrounded by warm elements can structure the painting and give them drama and depth. Learn to harness this simple but vital approach to creating a compelling painting in oils. £150 of your fee on this course goes directly to support our work with young people. This enables us to give subsidised, quality art tuition to dedicated young people with a passion for art.

 


After Matisse 27/04/2020

£545

Alice Mumford will share with you a process of discovery and exploration, an approach developed for her own painting practice. Matisse transformed his studio into dreamy places, something like a stage set. Based on some of his renowned paintings we will recreate parts of Matisse's studio. By working from the same point of view as Matisse, discover how you too can activate space in your painting.
£150 of your fee on this course goes directly to support our work with young people. This enables us to give subsidised, quality art tuition for young people with a passion for art.