New year – new chance to learn new artistic skills?
A new year is the traditional time for new beginnings – but as we enter 2021 still constrained by the precautions of Covid-19 it might not seem that easy to start something fresh. Luckily when it comes to art and sculpture nothing could be further from the truth – Art Junction, a dedicated collective of tutors based in Billingshurst, have spent the last few months of 2020 pioneering an online ‘art school experience’ and are now ready to welcome artists and sculptors, whether experienced or novice, to join their classes.
Group online art and sculpture classes
The Art Junction Studios (previously Sussex Sculpture Studios), alongside Billingshurst station, have been fitted out to offer live online Zoom classes, using live models, for both portraiture and life classes.
Typically, live classes last between two and three hours and are presented by one of Art Junction’s experienced tutors who will give tips and pointers. During the session still images of the model are captured and mailed as a photo-pack on the following day. This enables artists and sculptors to continue crafting their work.
You can enrol to join the group classes through Art Junction’s page on the Patreon platform – during the pandemic Patreon has quickly become recognised as the major global platform for supporting and becoming involved in the arts. You can find the page at www.patreon.com/artjunction which offers a variety of learning options on a monthly subscription basis. There is no contract so if after the first month you find it’s not for you then simply cancel.
Improve your skills with one-to-one online tutorials
If you want to fast track your drawing, painting or sculpture, Art Junction’s team of highly trained tutors are also available for one-to-one online zoom tutorials. Between them they offer a full spectrum of experience and practice.
Tutors include notable sculptor Hazel Reeves, best known for her public commissions, atelier-trained painter Ben Laughton-Smith, figurative sculptor Mark Longworth, craftsman-sculptor Chaz Wyman, experimental artist Michael Joseph and Art Junction painter-in-residence Fleur Cowgill. One-to-one tutorials give students the chance to discuss all aspects of projects and technique or just talk about their practice in general.
Details of the full range of tutors, their qualifications, and what they offer in terms of mentoring, are available at www.artjunction.uk/1-to-1-tuition where you can also book sessions online.