The Art of Lucy Parker

Courses

I teach portrait, life, landscape, and still life painting and drawing in watercolour, pen and wash, pastels, acrylics and oils. Classes can be on a group or indivdual basis. My fee for classes, demonstrations and workshops starts at £25 an hour plus expenses. I can provide models for life drawing if required. If you are interested, please contact me by phone or email.

I teach regular art courses at several venues in Brighton and the surrounding area. At the moment I am running the following courses.


Keeping a Sketchbook

Discover the joy of creating a sketchbook and visual diary. Learn how to sketch the world with confidence through simple exercises. We will use the village of Rottingdean as our primary resource, with trips out to inspire you. We will also have a session drawing postcards to send to friends around the world.

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre
Monday afternoon 2 pm - 4 pm
9 weeks £72
Arp 24 - Jul 3 (No classes May 1 & 29)
To enrol contact the Whiteway Centre directly


Oil Painting from Life

Long Poses over several weeks with a life model.

Discover the joy of painting with oils from a life model. This course introduces techniques that will help you master this rich and versatile paintng medium. We will be trying out different styles of painting inspired by the work of artists through the ages. I will be painting alongside you demonstrating how oils work and different techniques.

I keep a fume free studio, using newly invented mediums and solvents to achieve this.

Includes the cost of the model.

This was my first taste of oil painting has been in your class. Your advice and encouragement has made me so enthusiastic! It's so good that you paint alongside us all - always pulling us onwards with good example, demonstration, etc (though you're not above castigating yourself-quite comforting!) On the strength of this, I now have my own studio-a potting shed in my garden. A passion for oil painting has been ignited, and I am very excited! Thank you. A testimonial from one of my students.

Lawrence's Art Studio
16 Kingsthorpe Road, Hove BN3 5HR
Wednesday morning 10 am - 1 pm
Starts Apr 26
10 weeks, £180 (£20 drop in)
To enrol contact me directly


Drawing and Painting for Pleasure

A structured course that will take you through easy and enjoyable exercises to gain confidence in observational drawing and painting. You can find out which is favourite and suits your style.

Lawrence's Art Studio
16 Kingsthorpe Road, Hove BN3 5HR
Wednesday afternoon 2 pm - 4 pm
Starts Apr 26
10 weeks, £120 (£14 drop in)
To enrol contact me directly


Painting with Oils

This course introduces techniques that will help you to master this rich painting medium. Various subjects will be used as reference, allowing different oil painting techniques to be investigated; sketching in oils, building up layers, using palette knives, applying glazes and colour blending. New learners are welcome each term and current learners are encouraged to return to develop their skills further.

The Friends Centre
Friday morning 10 am - Noon
9 weeks £125 (£75 concessions)
Starts May 5
To enrol contact the Friends Centre directly (0127 810210)


Portrait in Oils

Explore the medium of oil paints while learning how to paint people. Learn how this versatile medium works by trying out different techniques like ‘alla prima’, painting in one go and applying transparent glazes. You will also be able to develop your skills in colour mixing and using palette knives. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. The cost includes a fee for the model.

The Friends Centre
Friday afternoon 1 pm - 3pm
9 weeks £145 (£95 concessions)
Starts May 5
To enrol contact the Friends Centre directly (0127 810210)


Watercolour Painting Workshop

Whether you are a beginner or you already have some experience of painting watercolours at home, you will find that this course starts with the basics and allows you to acquire a range of useful technical skills. You will learn how to stretch paper, apply colour washes and use the paint to bring out the full translucent quality of the medium. Colour theory will also be covered and you will make your own colour wheel. Allow £10 for any materials you may wish to purchase from the tutor.

Varndean College
May 6th 10 am - 3 pm
£39
To enrol contact Varndean College directly (01273 546602)


Oil Painting Workshop

Discover the magic of glazing with oil paints to create depth and light in your painting. We will be painting like the old masters by applying coloured transparent layers of paint on to a monochrome painting and working into them to model form with opaque colours and create highlights. Working from still life initially in acrylics as their drying time is quicker. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Any oil paints or brushes you may have already. You will need to bring a packed lunch.

Varndean College
May 20th 10 am - 3 pm
£39
To enrol contact Varndean College directly (01273 546602)