I will be teaching a day of family sculpture workshops at the V&A Victoria and Albert Museum on Saturday 3rd June They are essentially for kids aged 5-13 and in connection with their current Donatello exhibition (the renaissance sculptor – not the fashion designer 😊) […]
Exhibition in St Albans, Herts: Monday 4th to Sunday 10th July 2022
I will be showing recent work in a group exhibition in St Albans in July, details are: Dates: Monday 4th to Sunday 10th July 2022 Times: Monday 4th to Saturday 9th: 10:00 – 17:00, Sunday 10th: 10:00 – 16:00 Venue: Collective Gallery 18 Holywell Hill St Albans […]
Portrait sculpture of Aston resting his chin on his hand
Fired clay. Patinated with iron paste, oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 28cm x w: 27cm x d: 23cm. Here are some photos of this piece in the process of being made.
Figure sketch of Richard, head in hand
Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 27cm x w: 24cm x d: 15cm.
Portrait head of Richard
Fired clay. Patinated with iron paste, oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 25cm x w: 26cm x d: 20cm. Here are some photos of this piece in the process of being made.
Drawing as a record of time
As an exercise, all #studies of Patrick for this session are layered on top of each other on a single sheet. They are drawn in compressed charcoal, chalk and sepia on A1 paper prepped with a green acrylic wash. Poses ranged between 5 and 45 […]
Quick figure sketch: woman in a green dress
Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 25cm x w: 14cm x d: 20cm.
4 figure exercise
Three attempts at an online life drawing exercise – each drawing using the same model with about 15 minutes in each of the 4 poses on the page.
Clay Sculpture: Anatomy of the Head – Summer term 2021
In this special one-off course, students will make a life-size skull and build the facial muscles on top. Starting with copying from a life size replica of a skull, and continuing with anatomical diagrams and photographs as reference material, students will develop their observational and […]
Developing Drawing & Painting Skills – Summer term 2021
Jess believes that as well as learning, the most important thing is your enjoyment of the experience. These classes are open to any level for students to develop their individual practice in drawing and water-based painting media. Composition and colour will be explored either through […]
Ailisa holding white flowers
Pallette knife acrylic monotone portrait
After ‘Penitent Magdalene’ by Artemisia Gentileschi
4 x hour acrylic painting of Ailsa in a pose recreating the picture Penitent Magdalene by Artemisia Gentileschi (wth a little artistic license 😊)
Summer workshops for kids
I will be helping to teach these 3 x 2-day summer children’s workshops for Kids Do Art at the Akiva School in Finchley Central at the beginning of August (details below). To book places or find out more please contact Trudie Stephenson: M: 07977414319 […]
Sculpture: Figure and Portrait Modelling in Clay Autumn term classes
Working from the human form to develop observation and modelling skills, students will learn to make full figure statues or portrait busts from the life model. Tuition will cover the basics of proportion and anatomy while encouraging a creative approach. There will be a life […]
NEW: Portrait Painting and Drawing Autumn term classes
Portrait painting and drawing class from the model. These classes teach the fundamentals of portrait painting from life by giving guidance on proportion and anatomy as well as affording artists the chance to develop their style and ability to capture the subject. Beginners, intermediate and […]
Drawing & Painting Autumn term classes
These classes are open to any level for students to develop their individual practice in drawing and water-based painting media. Composition and colour will be explored either through representational or abstract approaches. Various imaginative, observational and project-based subjects can be studied as themes. Jess treats […]
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