5 Weeks: Painting in Oil and Watercolour

28 February - 28 March 2019

Thursdays, 10.30am – 4.30pm

During this five-week course, participants will explore the various effects and sensations that can be achieved through working with watercolours and oil paints. Demonstrations will draw out the range of mark-making techniques and physical colour properties of the mediums, taking inspiration from contemporary exhibitions and looking at the works of painters including Marlene Dumas, Pierre Bonnard and Eric Fischl. There will be opportunities to work from still images and life models as well as time to pursue personal projects using the techniques demonstrated and materials provided.

Additional information:

  • This course is suitable for all levels and abilities.
  • All materials and equipment are included.
  • This course is five full days, over five consecutive weeks.
  • There will be a break for lunch between 1.00pm and 2.00pm each day. Lunch is not provided.

Michael Ajerman will lead this course. Michael is an American artist, currently living and working in London. He studied at the Corcoran School of Art and the New York Studio School. In 2003 he completed a Master’s Degree at the Slade School of Art. Ajerman has been included in numerous group exhibitions and has had solo exhibitions in the UK, Italy, USA and Israel. Ajerman writes for Garageland Magazine on a wide variety of topics from cinema, music, literature, and painting. He received the William Newman Memorial Painting Prize in 1996, the Royal Academy's British Institute Award in 2003, and the first UCLA Kitaj Research Fellowship in 2017. Read more

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Full fee
The full fee is paid by everyone who doesn’t qualify for the senior or concessionary fee.

Senior fee
If you are aged 65 years or over at the start of the course you are eligible to pay our reduced senior fee.

If you are aged 65 years or over with a household income of under £16,000 you are eligible for the concessionary fee. See below.

Concessionary fee*
The concessionary fee is available to attendees who are in receipt of the following:
• Pension or Savings Credit
• Aged 65+, with a household income of under £16,000
• Working Tax Credit
• Income Support
• Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Employment and Support Allowance
• Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independent Payment
• Incapacity Benefit
• Universal Credit
• Housing or Council Tax Benefit/Support
• Carers Allowance
• Child Tax Credit and have a household income of under £16,000
• Full-time students with NUS cards

*Information gathered from updated government guidance:

Terms and Conditions
• Booking on a course at Camden Arts Centre signifies your agreement to our terms and conditions as stated in our Learning Agreement. These are available to read on our website and at the Bookshop.
• 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.
• All materials are provided.