Next Camps Starting October Half Term

Art: Life Drawing Camp (10-14)

Course Details

Do you love art? Join our Life Drawing Cafe Camp and be taught by Miles Coote, Professional Artist and Masters Honours Degree holder in Fine Arts.

This is an online video workshop. You will need drawing materials and your own dressing-up costumes. Miles is an experienced workshop leader and professional artist, creating learning environments for children to draw and socialise, share ideas and perform.

Play and perform whilst drawing. A chance to dress up and put on your best pose for others to draw. Thinking about characters, super heroes, role models and identity.

Each session we will run a new theme and a set homework for participants to get their outfits ready.

The session structure:

  • Introduction: Workshop leader poses as an example, children take turns dressing up and posing and drawing themselves as superheroes, book characters and famous people.
  • Social dreaming: posers can offer up a dream or an imagination to the group about their outfit.
  • Show and tell: the group will consider their drawings and creative outfits to correlate similarities and differences between their poses and characters.

Themes:

  • Super heroes
  • Magnets (kinetic objects)
  • Gardens (flowers, vegetables)
  • Sea
  • Buildings
  • Party
  • Paintings

Join the course, we will have great fun!

Next Course starting soon

No Registration Fee

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Get to know your tutor
Meet Miles!

I am professional artist and studied a Bachelors Degree at Camberwell University of the Arts London (2008-2011) and hold a Masters Honours Degree in Fine Art (2013-2015) from Chelsea, University of the Arts London. Since graduating, I set up a life drawing and performance project about sexual health to address the issues facing LGBTQ communities around HIV and intimacy. The project has been curated within educational events at National Art venues including Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Barbican Centre and also at Research events at the AHRC Commons in 2016, Arts and Medical Humanities (2017/2018), and University College London, where I lead a joint research project with Prof Ben Campkin to present two workshop performance events at the Bloomsbury Theatre (in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies, Urban labs, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and Dr Angela Hodgson-Teal). During 2016 and 2017 I was invited by the Head of Critical Practice at Chelsea UAL to joint lead a Seminar for MA Fine Art students about the Performance Artist, Anne Bean and was invited by students to do tutorials.

I take an individual approach to tutoring in a similar way to the tutorials I experienced at Art School. Fine Art is a complex subject and artists practice and interests vary. Some students are interested in participatory performance practices, whilst others are interested in 2D media and studio practice. I find that the best approach is to ask students to show their latest work and then to discuss the contexts and motivations for it. This may indicate if skills need to be developed to improve the execution of the work or to understand through further experimentation with materials. I am able to offer workshop skills in Painting with Oils, acrylic, charcoal, woodwork, and other resistant materials.

I’m interested in synchronised swimming and trains two times a week with Out To Swim synchronised swimming team and he is responsible as the competitions' secretary for organising group competitions. This month the team will perform at the London Aquatic Centre in Stratford.

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