Gary Long

After many years as an illustrator I taught on the BA Illustration course at Falmouth University. In 2011 I began teaching at St Ives School of Painting. I deliver courses involved with the figure, still life and landscape. My practice as a painter feeds into the teaching, often through demonstrations. The school is wonderful – the history the ethos and most of all the people.

I am a figurative painter making images concerned with the coast, sea, sky, weather and the impressions they leave as well as the human figure.
After studying at Birmingham College of Art and Manchester College of Art, I spent many years as an illustrator working for international clients in advertising and publishing in UK and North America. My paintings are exhibited across the UK and internationally.

www.garylongart.com


Developing Your Portraiture Painting 21/01/2019

£445

Examine in depth approaches to portraiture using artists such as Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer as inspiration. Working from direct observation with a clothed model, move from drawing to painting with gouache and oils. This is an ideal follow up to our Getting Started in Portraiture course or if you have some experience in painting and life drawing.
 


Developing Your Portraiture Painting 04/03/2019

£465

Working from direct observation with a clothed model, move from drawing to painting with gouache and oils. Examine in-depth approaches to portraiture using artists such as Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer as inspiration. This is an ideal follow up to our Introduction to Portraiture course or if you have some experience in painting and life drawing.


CW - Where Sea Meets Land 16/03/2019

£195

Using an expressive approach in oils capture the dramatic encounter between the sea and the land. Observe and sketch the coastline around St Ives, learning how to work with gouache to make annotations on colour and weather. Back in the studio develop these into lively and dramatic oil paintings. You will gain confidence in using tools, techniques and a limited palette to capture drama and movement.


The Figure and Expression 01/04/2019

£285

The course will help you create colourful, intuitive expressive paintings of the figure. Starting with a day of drawing from both the nude and the clothed model, you will move on to explore how to use intuitive colour and distortion to create your own striking painting in oils. You will learn from demonstrations, exercises, individual feedback and watching the artist tutor working.

 


Where Sea Meets Land 08/04/2019

£285

Using an expressive approach in oils capture the dramatic encounter between the sea and the land. Observe and sketch the coastline around St Ives, learning how to work with gouache to make annotations on colour and weather. Back in the studio develop these into lively and dramatic oil paintings. You will gain confidence in using tools, techniques and a limited palette to capture drama and movement.

 


Expressive Still Life 23/04/2019

£270

This course will build your skills and confidence so you can create rich and expressive oil paintings. Learn to capture the shape, colour and essence of a bold, colourful arrangement of seasonal flowers. The tutor will guide you in the use of oils so you develop your own rich painterly style, working on both canvas and board using brush and palette knife.
 


Where Sea Meets Land 02/05/2019

£195

Using an expressive approach in oils capture the dramatic encounter between the sea and the land. Observe and sketch the coastline around St Ives, learning how to work with gouache to make annotations on colour and weather. Back in the studio develop these into lively and dramatic oil paintings. You will gain confidence in using tools, techniques and a limited palette to capture drama and movement.

 


Painting the Tuscan Landscape 20/05/2019

£485

Spring is a beautiful time of year to capture the Tuscan landscape. Use sketchbooks to capture areas of interest in the natural landscape and vibrant Italian life and architecture. Back in the studio develop gouache studies into oil paintings. There will be six days of tuition. On other days, students can work self-directed in the spacious studio or enjoy the surrounding area. 

 


Painting Landscape with a Palette Knife 06/06/2019

£195

This is a chance to paint confidently in oils with a palette knife, using source material from the dramatic coastline around St Ives and working in the historic Porthmeor studios. Learn the secrets of harnessing the power of the knife to lift a painting. Through demonstrations and practice, learn to create texture, life and depth to create a dynamic landscape of your own. 


 


Abstracting the Figure in Paint 17/06/2019

£465

Using oils, mixed media and drawing, work from the nude and clothed figure to explore the exciting relationship between abstraction and representation. The work of the Bay Area Figurative movement of 1950's San Francisco is our starting point. Move from the use of a recognisable subject to boldly coloured, abstract arrangements. An ideal course to advance your figure painting whilst exploring both abstraction and representation.

     



 


LW - Painting the Rooftops of St Ives 05/07/2019

£285

Explore the architecture and landscape of St Ives with waterbased mediums, drawing and oils. Learn to capture vivid visual notes to develop into a small figurative oil painting on the third day. In the spirit of so many artists before, capture your time in St Ives using line, colour and shape.
 


Where Sea Meets Land 11/07/2019

£195

Using an expressive approach in oils capture the dramatic encounter between the sea and the land. Observe and sketch the coastline around St Ives, learning how to work with gouache to make annotations on colour and weather. Back in the studio develop these into lively and dramatic oil paintings. You will gain confidence in using tools, techniques and a limited palette to capture drama and movement.

 


Painting Landscape with a Palette Knife 29/07/2019

£285

This is a chance to paint confidently in oils with a palette knife, using source material from the dramatic coastline around St Ives and working in the historic Porthmeor studios. Learn the secrets of harnessing the power of the knife to lift a painting. Through demonstrations and practice, learn to create texture, life and depth to create a dynamic landscape of your own. 


 


Expressive Still Life 12/08/2019

£270

This course will build your skills and confidence so you can create rich and expressive oil paintings. Learn to capture the shape, colour and essence of a bold, colourful arrangement of seasonal flowers. The tutor will guide you in the use of oils so you develop your own rich painterly style, working on both canvas and board using brush and palette knife.
 


Painting the Rooftops of St Ives 19/08/2019

£285

Explore the architecture and landscape of St Ives with waterbased mediums, drawing and oils. Learn to capture vivid visual notes to develop into a small figurative oil painting on the third day. In the spirit of so many artists before, capture your time in St Ives using line, colour and shape.
 


Where Sea Meets Land 21/10/2019

£285

Using an expressive approach in oils capture the dramatic encounter between the sea and the land. Observe and sketch the coastline around St Ives, learning how to work with gouache to make annotations on colour and weather. Back in the studio develop these into lively and dramatic oil paintings. You will gain confidence in using tools, techniques and a limited palette to capture drama and movement.