Kerry Harding

‘Giving permission’ and ‘making transparent’ is what I try to do every time I teach. This inevitably leads to the reward of witnessing a small epiphany or pivotal direction change in a student’s approach. I enjoy teaching at the school as it has no set ‘school’ approach, each course is put together and taught from the tutors own practice. This has the benefit of enabling me to be both tutor and student within this process.

The fields, footpaths, horizons, trees and seas I see again and again day after day. These are the motifs I repeat, rework, destroy and process. The manipulation of paint and the subtle surprises achieved through a cycle of putting on and taking off is what facilitates my surreal recreation of a place. Half remembered, half imagined, familiar places.

See more images at kerryharding.co.uk

 


Poetry of Process 01/07/2019

£375

Banish that wait for inspiration. Fast-track to a place where big changes can come from small shifts in your confidence and approach. Teeming with exercises, challenges and demonstrations, this mixed media course liberates you from expectations and encourages you to embrace the happy accident. Develop your painting in several directions simultaneously, and invest your creative energy more wisely.  


Revealing Landscape 09/09/2019

£475

Learn to create enigmatic paintings inspired by landscape. Use oil paint with fresh and fluid methods that reveal and respond to traces of marks and colour. Two Artist tutors will show you how to enjoy the process of layering, erasing and exposing in an organic and exciting way. It is a great opportunity to build your confidence using oils, loosen up and widen your painting repertoire.
 


Contemporary Landscape 07/10/2019

£375

Learn to use innovative painting exercises both in the studio and out in the landscape. Using unconventional tools and processes you will free up your approach to landscape painting. This is an ideal course for those with some painting experience who are ready to be challenged and stretched in techniques and approaches. Online follow-up tutorials, available as an optional extra. 
 


Artists' Retreat Week 18/11/2019

£465

Get a fresh perspective on how and why you make art. As part of a small group, reflect on your practice and make new work in an inspiring environment. As well as directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio benefit from an individual private tutorial. In a safe and creative space challenge yourself and progress your practice. Online follow-up tutorials, available as an optional extra subject to a minimum number of 4 participants. 
     
 


Pushing the Boundaries 27/01/2020

£455

This dynamic course explores the boundaries between representation and abstraction. Extend your painting vocabulary through a series of structured exercises and explore the manipulation of paint and image in a fun and experimental way. Enjoy the freedom to experiment and challenge yourself in a well-resourced and supportive atmosphere.
“Stimulating, challenging, well organised and varied. I was looking for a new direction for my painting and this has given me a plethora of possibilities. Thank you!” - J. Friskney Adams

 


Artists' Retreat Week 03/02/2020

£465

Get a fresh perspective on how and why you make art. As part of a small group, reflect on your practice and make new work in an inspiring environment. As well as directed exercises, peer feedback and independent time working in the studio benefit from an individual private tutorial. In a safe and creative space challenge yourself and progress your practice. Online follow-up tutorials, available as an optional extra. 

     


Poetry of Process 02/03/2020

£375

Have you ever found that the best work you do is from a happy accident? Harness and recreate those unexpected moments as part of your creative toolkit. Through exercises, one to ones and demonstrations develop your ideas by experimenting with new techniques that focus on the act of painting itself. Online follow-up tutorials, available as an optional extra. 

 


Revealing Landscape 23/03/2020

£395

Learn to create enigmatic paintings inspired by landscape. Use oil paint with fresh and fluid methods that reveal and respond to traces of marks and colour. Two Artist tutors will show you how to enjoy the process of layering, erasing and exposing in an organic and exciting way. It is a great opportunity to build your confidence using oils, loosen up and widen your painting repertoire.
 


Contemporary Landscape PLUS 20/04/2020

£495

Learn to use innovative painting exercises in our St Ives studio, back in your own home and out in the landscape. Use unconventional tools and processes to free up your approach to landscape painting. Experiment to deepen your understanding of your own personal approach. Before the course starts work on a creative project and meet fellow students in our virtual studio using online technology. During the course develop a personal project to continue at home, supported by online group tutorials. An ideal course for those who really want to stay motivated and keep their creative momentum flowing.