10 Week Course: Painting from Observation and the Imagination

Thursdays, 9 September – 28 November 2019
10.30am – 1.00pm
Half term break: 24 October 2019

During this ten-week course, participants will consider the relationship between the encountered world and the imagination. Looking to artists past and present for inspiration, participants will receive demonstrations in oil paint, pastel and ink drawing in order to explore the difference between observing a scene or event and capturing that encounter in painted form. Participants will be encouraged to consider ways in which space, figure and form can be manipulated to create a sense of narrative.

Tim Patrick will lead this course. Tim is an artist based in London and the South West. Having studied traditional portrait painting in Florence, Italy, Tim has subsequently attended the University of Brighton and most recently the Royal Drawing School in London. He is a frequent tutor at Draw in Brighton, and teaches at West Dean in Chichester and in a freelance capacity. He was recently awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for emerging figurative artists, and in 2019 was featured in the RBA exhibition, Rising Stars in London. He has previously exhibited in the Threadneedle Prize for contemporary figurative art, the Jerwood Drawing prize and the Lynn Painter Stainers exhibition. Read more.


Additional information:

  • This course is suitable for all levels and abilities.
  • All materials and equipment are included.
  • Participants on this course may also be interested in booking on our Drawing on Everything course as a way to progress their practice.
  • Booking on a course at Camden Arts Centre signifies your agreement to our terms and conditions as stated in our Learning Agreement.
  • Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the course is cancelled by the Centre.
  • Evidence of concessionary status must be shown on the first day of the course.
  • Adults’ courses are 18+ unless otherwise stated.
  • The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Please visit our access page on our website for more information on getting here, parking and facilities.

Image credit: Tim Patrick