3 hour workshop
Learn to Paint With Allan Storer's Flexible, Person Centred Style
Add a dose of fun and education to your week in our friendly relaxed art classes - the perfect creative environment with tuition from practising international artist Allan Storer and visiting artist in residence Mila Lynn fresh from the sunny beaches of South Florida, USA.
Allan is a specialist in oil painting and Mila works in many mediums including acrylic, oil, charcoal and magazine collage.
Our goal is to help you develop confidence with your creativity and assurance in technique with like-minded people who love to paint.
This is the perfect push for you to reconnect your creative vibe.
Classes take place Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30-14:00 with Allan and 6.30- 9.00pm with Mila Lynn @ Wimbledon Art Studios Saturdays 10.30am -1.00pm with Mila Lynn @ Wimbledon Art Studios
Selected Sundays 10:30-13:30 with Allan @ Cass Art Kingston
Sunday classes in Kingston are a lively experience of about twelve, friendly and focused where everyone wants to learn whilst Allan's Weekday Studio classes are smaller and more intimate with a maximum number of four ensuring almost personal tuition for attendees.
The very First Class with Allan achieves prescribed objectives in Colour Theory and Use of Oil Paint.
Follow On Classes are aimed at developing your artistic style and creative flair.
Drawing skills are not required to becoming a good painter, so please do not worry about drawing to begin with: Allan will include drawing if and when your natural development requires it.
YOUR FIRST TIME?
Allan will supply oil painting paper and you will -
(i) begin with a basic introduction to colour theory, primary, secondary and tertiary mixing.
(ii) experiment with grey scale painting
(iii) look at tone and colour value
(iv) become familiar with the application and feel of oil paint
(v) following this you will experiment further by developing what you have already learnt, either by practising more of the same or having a go at a painting on your own canvas. Its up to you!
NOT A BEGINNER AND BEEN BEFORE?
(i) You will be able to get on with your own work, defining and redefining your style, picking up where you have left off, continually developing your skills base.
(ii) Your style may be abstract, expressionist, naive or anything else, whatever Allan's broad experience enables him to adapt his teaching style to your individual needs.
(iii) You will paint either a Studio Still Life or copy one of the many images we can supply or you supply yourself.
(iv) Allan will continually interact with you, passing on tips, setting challenges and learning objectives.
(v) You may complete a painting in the one class or be working on one over several classes or at home.
Students explore their personal style at their own pace, making and correcting mistakes as they develop. Importantly there are no mistakes in painting and "perfection" is an obsolete term.
Learning to paint is a lifetime process, even the most experienced professional artists at the top of their game are still learning.
Most importantly the workshop will be a focused yet humorous adventure for you to explore oils, gimmick free with no false promises.
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Allan Storer Art
A great teacher Allan Storer MA Chelsea School of Art is a practising oil painter, theorist and tutor with a professional background defined by rigorous OFSTED education expectations and is a top teacher with a well informed knowledge of Art.
A natural educator he is warm and caring; “ every one has a creative edge waiting to be tapped ” he says. A lifelong learner himself he places a strong emphasis on communication. and welcomes feedback, suggestion and requests form yourself.
Following seven years study devoted to the Practice and Theory of Art and four universities later, Allan followed a career path incorporating art and the creative principle in educational and therapeutic environments with adults and young people.
He has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters as well as a string of local galleries in London, Surrey, the home counties, Cornwall and Wales. His work is collected in both public and private collections, and can be seen in homes of Royals, Celebrities, Politicians and Show Homes in major developments.
A member of the Federation of British Artists and Hesketh Hubberd Drawing Society, Mall Galleries, London, Allan also has work in the BBC National Collection of Paintings in Public Ownership. His work has also been used for corporate logos, published in magazines and on recording labels. His specialism is 20th. Century Modern Art.
Education : Master of Arts, Chelsea School of Art, London Bachelor of Arts, University of Wales Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Kings College.
All materials provided except canvas. Please bring canvas maximum size 18 ins (45 cms). Please wear casual clothes or bring an apron to protect your clothing and please note the classes taking place in Kingston will run for 3 hours (to accommodate for a larger number of attendees).
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.