Thursday, 19 July 2012

Roz Nathan (artist)

Self-Conscious Lunch 3
Mountain Gorilla by Roz Nathan
I met wildlife artist Roz Nathan at the launch of Studio Eleven a couple of weeks ago. The lovely new studio is in the Old Printworks building, next to the Enterprise Centre, and Roz is sharing the space with textile artist Christine Chester.

Roz originally trained in Wildlife Illustration at Carmarthen in Wales and has worked with a variety of parks, zoos and charities including the RSPCA, Whipsnade, Howletts and Port Lympne. She came to Brighton University for her MA in sequential imagery and focused on our attitudes to apes, such as chimpanzees and gorillas, particularly those in captivity. She has previously exhibited her work at the Society of Wildlife Artists and the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society.

Studio Eleven launch, July 2012
Roz has also taught art, particularly painting and drawing, for over twenty-five years. She currently has a small studio in Stone Cross and one of the great things about the Studio Eleven launch was the number of her students exclaiming about how much extra space they would now enjoy! There will be five courses offered at the new studio, all beginning from September 2012. Four are annual courses and the fifth, Drawing For The Terrified, will run just for the Autumn Term. Please contact Roz directly to book your place.

Drawing For The Terrified is a beginner's course which uses simple exercises to explain shape, perspective, quality of line, negative spaces and tone. The work would also be useful for people who have some experience but have problems with a particular aspect of drawing.
Tuesdays, 10:15-12:45, £12.50 per session.

Drawing For Improvers is the next stage and students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of media such as charcoal, pencil, pastels, pen & ink and some simple printmaking. The aim is to increase students' confidence in their ability. Different approaches will be explained and practised and there will be a wide range of still life subject matter, both man-made and natural.
Tuesdays, 14:00-16:30, £12.50 per session.

Roz Nathan and Christine Chester
For those who already have drawing and painting experience, three further courses are available. Landscape Drawing & Painting will explore lots of different ways to depict landscapes in different weathers. Aspects such as hills, rivers, skies, and vegetation will be worked on and other landscape artists discussed for inspiration. 
Wednesdays, 14:15-16:45, £12.50 per session.  

Wildlife Art will be a series of projects looking at species groups - mammals, birds, reptiles, insects or amphibians - alongside different media and techniques. 
Thursdays, 10:15-13:15, £15 per session. 

Life Studies will use both short and long poses to look at shape, form, tone, texture and movement. There will also be a clothed and costume section to the course.
Thursdays, 14:15-16:45, £12.50 + Model costs per session.

Please contact Roz directly to book your place on any of these courses.

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