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.


Porthmeor Young Artists- Summer 23/06/2019

£10

ARE YOU 13-18 AND WANT TO MAKE ART?

In Summer term learn how to draw and paint outside. Tutored by professional artists, each with their own special way of seeing the landscape and natural forms. Use a variety of mediums and enjoy some creative time in a supportive group.


Porthmeor Young Artists- Summer 07/07/2019

£10

ARE YOU 13-18 AND WANT TO MAKE ART?

In Summer term learn how to draw and paint outside. Tutored by professional artists, each with their own special way of seeing the landscape and natural forms. Use a variety of mediums and enjoy some creative time in a supportive group.


Patrick Heron's Gardens - Form, Colour and Composition 05/08/2019

£270

Respond to Patrick Heron’s early and late garden paintings and his love of Braque, Matisse and Bonnard. Field trips include a trip to Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, with practical and structured learning throughout. It will suit all levels of student interested in responding to the natural world and exploring colour, form and abstraction in their painting.


 


A New Perspective: Landscape and Abstraction 12/08/2019

£270

Explore different ways of viewing, interpreting and expressing your surroundings.  Start with experimental drawing outdoors, then back in the studio develop your sketches into abstract pieces. Using a range of media and dimensions this fun course will bring a whole new perspective on the creative process and help liberate your landscape painting. No experience needed, all levels are welcome.
 


Getting Started with Mixed Media Landscape 02/09/2019

£355

Are you new to painting or keen to build your confidence? This course will set you on the path to painting with confidence using a mixed media approach in an expressive way. Learn to incorporate acrylics with simple printmaking and drawing inspired by the stunning landscape around St Ives. You will spend time out in the elements as well as in the studio.
 


SF 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. 


SF - 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. 


SF - 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. 
 


SF - The Drawn Garden 22/09/2019

£35

A drawing workshop inspired by Patrick Heron’s garden paintings. Work en plein air with a variety of tools to create expressive responses to the forms and colours of St Ives’ public gardens. Develop drawings back in the studio. An ideal precursor to the afternoon painting workshop.
 


SF - 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. 


SF 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

Explore different ways of viewing, interpreting and expressing your surroundings.  Start with experimental drawing outdoors then, back in the studio develop your sketches into abstract pieces. Using a range of media and dimensions this fun course will bring a whole new perspective on the creative process and help liberate your landscape painting. No experience needed, all levels are welcome.
 


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.