Our centre hosts drop-in art lessons in London. Our art classes are designed for anyone who wants to develop and improve their drawing and painting skills, as well as for those looking to prepare their art portfolio for degree applications. Our drawing and painting lessons provide an introduction on the use of traditional drawing and painting materials from oil and acrylic paint, to watercolours, pastels, charcoal and graphite. We focus on teaching formal issues, such as line, tone, colour, proportion, scale and composition, and in the development of genres such as portraiture, still life, old master techniques, life drawing and cast drawing. On completion of our courses, students will have acquired a broad skill base and a thorough understanding of drawing and painting techniques. Students will also have learned how to instigate and develop creative ideas. These courses are for artists of all skill-levels from beginners to experienced artists. Our art classes aim to provide students with an easy to follow structure for understanding principles. Our tutors work one-to-one with each student using various approaches to help develop each individual’s interests and opinions in art, ultimately reaching their artistic goals. In order to fulfil an increasing demand and interest in our studio, Sunny Art Centre has organised our academic art classes in the following categories: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Students can choose 4 to 80 classes, according to their needs. Our aim is that each student will develop a unique artistic sensibility to which they can call their own.
Our London fine art portfolio development courses can hep anyone in creating an extraordinary body of artwork for either school applications or for a college or university, ultimately strengthening the impression made on admissions and scholarship committees. Our tutors have all graduated from world-leading art colleges and have many years of portfolio preparation experience. Our classes will focus on the student’s development as an individual artist, ensuring a high rate of success in entering the art college of their choice.
Our Chinese painting course provides a basic and systematic approach to traditional Chinese ink painting techniques. It introduces students to the use and care of ink painting materials. Studio practice includes instruction for brush strokes in the ‘Xieyi’ or ‘Spontaneous’ style, the ‘Outline’ or ‘Meticulous’ style, and the ‘Integrated’ style of painting.
Chinese calligraphy is the art of writing Chinese characters. In our classes, students are taught how to use the brush, as well as being given an artistic and etymological introduction to China’s system of writing. These are important keys to understand and appreciate Chinese art, history and culture. Students learn and practice basic brush strokes and characters in a meditative, relaxed atmosphere. Classes often begin with a demonstration, followed by time for individual attention, allowing students of all levels to learn at their own pace.
We hold off-site landscape painting and drawing workshops once a month, providing the perfect opportunity for students to hone their light, colour, and tonal skills within a plein-air environment. They will be encouraged to experiment and push their technical boundaries. Our tutors will be there to support our students with compositional and technical skills, as well as providing background information on the long and complex tradition of the landscape genre.
Our corporate art services programme creates art events and unique workshops that cater to a corporation’s internal staff as well as their external client base.
The Gallery hosts an exciting programme of exhibitions, offering a platform for local and international contemporary artists. We aim to showcase a diverse range of artists from sculpture, painting and drawing disciplines. Our exhibitions are hosted on a monthly basis, incorporating a mix of open call and internally curated projects to provide support for emerging and well-established artists. This is a space dedicated to developing the intrinsic value of fine arts.
The Art &Design Shop presents unique items of high quality. We endeavour to find beautifully crafted jewellery, ceramics and prints from local and international designers. Whether looking for a one-of-a-kind gift or bespoke pieces we will help you to find what you are looking for.
We offer an exciting programme of monthly lectures from recognised individuals in specialist creative industry fields. Listen to public talks and discussions by contemporary established artists, art historians and recognised professionals in the art world. We hope our series of lectures will provide invaluable knowledge and a fresh insight into fine art practices.
Hold your next event with us, we will take care in catering to the specific needs of your special occasion or function. The studio is available to rent for art and photography projects, classes, exhibitions, private parties and meetings. Our 2,500 square foot space is conveniently located a minutes walk from Chancery Lane tube station and is equipped with a reception, kitchen, showers, toilets and security.