Camilla Dixon

My tutoring is a constantly evolving project. It supports my creative work as it requires that I not only understand my processes but can apply them in a way that is useful to other people in their quest for creative flow. Harnessing a fluid and responsive working method, can address all sorts of practical or emotional obstacles that students face. It can be quite literally life-changing. I have delivered courses for twenty years for BA and MA students all over the UK, from Glasgow School of Art to The Royal College of Art.

 

The subject matter in my own work can be anything in the visual field – observed and simplified through drawing, remembered and abstracted through painting, and developed into an image or object through endless re-arrangement of materials and waiting; allowing time for the scraps to find their place and purpose.


PM - Mixed Media Landscape 21/09/2019

£35

Work en plein air in the rugged setting of St Ives’ coastline, making sketches, monochromatic studies and coloured grounds that express shifts in weather and atmosphere. Back in the studio, build complexity in your landscape drawings, considering scale and composition, without losing the intuitive energy of your initial responses. 


AM - Dynamic Landscape 21/09/2019

£35

Work en plein air in the rugged setting of St Ives’ coastline, making sketches, monochromatic studies and coloured grounds that express shifts in weather and atmosphere. Back in the studio, build complexity in your landscape drawings, considering scale and composition, without losing the intuitive energy of your initial responses. 


PM - Patrick Heron's Gardens 22/09/2019

£35

Taking inspiration from Patrick Heron’s effervescent garden paintings, work en plein air to create expressive responses to St Ives’ colourful public gardens. Back in the studio, use acrylics to develop these into intuitive paintings inspired by nature. An ideal follow-up to the morning's drawing workshop. 
 


AM - The Drawn Garden 22/09/2019

£35

A workshop inspired by Patrick Heron’s garden paintings that will help you create vibrant and lively studies. Work en plein air with a variety of tools to create expressive responses to the forms and colours of St Ives’ public gardens. Using materials like charcoal, oil and chalk pastels learn to combine these to create painterly drawings. If the weather allows we will spend the whole workshop outside after an introduction to materials in the studio. Ideally bring a small rucksack to carry materials and something to sit on.  All materials included.  An ideal precursor to the afternoon painting workshop.
 


AM - Dynamic Landscape 27/09/2019

£35

Work en plein air in the rugged setting of St Ives’ coastline, making sketches, monochromatic studies and coloured grounds that express shifts in weather and atmosphere. Back in the studio, build complexity in your landscape drawings, considering scale and composition, without losing the intuitive energy of your initial responses. 


PM - Mixed Media Landscape 27/09/2019

£35

Work en plein air in the rugged setting of St Ives’ coastline, making sketches, monochromatic studies and coloured grounds that express shifts in weather and atmosphere. Back in the studio, build complexity in your landscape drawings, considering scale and composition, without losing the intuitive energy of your initial responses. 


A New Perspective: Landscape and Abstraction 10/10/2019

£185

Do you need a relief from painting the same thing? Are you drawn to abstract paintings but struggle to get your own paintings to work for you? Confounding the idea that abstraction can’t be taught, artist tutor Camilla Dixon takes you step-by-step from simply reproducing what you see to actively expressing and engaging with it.  
 


Mini Art Foundation - Fashion 03/11/19

£10

Fashion illustrator and artist Camilla Dixon has been featured in publications such as Elle magazine. She helps you construct your ideas around a silhouette, considering how shapes might work on the body or within a garment and how clothes are constructed. 

This is part of St Ives School of Painting’s Mini-Foundation for 13-18's, a series of artist led workshops designed to help you discover new artforms and find out what makes you tick.

Book just this session OR for the term and get a session free.


Capturing the Clothed Figure in Drawing, Painting & Collage 04/11/2019

£285

Liberate your approach to working with the figure. Designed to rapidly sharpen observation, loosen line, build confidence and develop individual style, this course suits the beginner or experienced artist alike. Your tutor Camilla Dixon will share with you the vibrant creative techniques and approaches that saw her work appear in fashion magazines such as Elle UK and Figaro, Italy.