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Imperial College classes Nov – Dec 2012

These paintings are from last academic term at Imperial College. This included learning how to spot and mix paints, spacial relationships, tone, portraits and most successful of all: Imaginary Landscapes, where the students changed  panels and reworked the image, painting on top of each others work.

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MAMO @ Imperial College, Class 03

Following on from the last session we spent time looking at colour, how to mix secondary and tertiary, and mixing colours from observation of famous paintings. This was applied to copies as with last weeks class. To take the pressure off copying a famous image it was broken into sections and reconstructed later. The quality of acrylics meant a struggle in getting the colours they observed, hence the varying grades from panel to panel…..Though it does add something.

The excercise was repeated twice once with the colours observed, a straight copy, the second a reversal in the colours.

Some students finished 3 or 4 panels others 1 or 2, there is no corret length of time to mix colours and tones, it depends on the individual. All results were unique to the individual who painted it.

 

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MAMO @ Imperial College, Class 02

Second Imperial College class, looking at grey tones. Copying paintings by Matisse and Ben Hartley, no student knew what they were painting, rather they were concerned in transfering the seemingly abstract shapes and blobs from the images I presented them with onto the blank sheet in front of them.

The purpose of this excerise was to get the students to break down colours to grey scale and relate shapes, lines and marks to the horizontal and verticals presented by the edges of thier paper, while at the same time keeping their marks and brush strokes loose and free of self constraint.

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MAMO at Imperial College London Jan 2012

These images are from the first class by Mamo at Imperial College. The aim of these classes is to learn about painting, first off – line and tone. Some of these students have not drawn in years some since young children, the level achieved in just three hours was extremely high.

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