The drawing and painting workshops/courses at The Painting School of Montmiral offer students much that cannot be found elsewhere. Over 29 years it has been shown repeatedly that, through a unique combination of innovative ideas and practical suggestions, this course can transform the working practice of anyone who is seriously interested in drawing or painting, whatever their current level of achievement and whatever their particular aims or problems.
The aim of the course is to help students with their aspirations and problems on an individual basis. Each of them, whatever their current level of achievement, will be encouraged to develop and follow his or her own interests, using the medium of their choice. There is no restriction on the kind of painting to be done: landscape, townscape, figure, still life or abstract work will all be equally welcome. The teaching will be mainly informal. The course starts with each student being asked to do a painting of any subject they wish in their own time. The Course Director discusses this with them individually with a view to discovering something about their interests, responses and aims. For the remainder of the session he will work with them, as intensively as necessary, to find ways of promoting, reflecting and realising these in their paintings.