Painting without Boundaries

Painting without Boundaries

Howard Hodgkins' paintings lack a conventional framed "boundary". Many of Turner's watercolours remained unframed, whilst Cornelia Parker's work creates a language of conceptual "boundaries" only. Despite their contrasting approaches, however, all three artists reveal a common recognition of skills which will be taught, such as colour-theory, drawing and painting techniques and composition. Through practical painting, dialogue and instruction, this new course will explore the paradox of "painting without boundaries" within constraint that may or may not be necessary.


Learning Outcomes

  • Colour theory
  • Drawing Skills
  • Composition Appreciation of Art History
  • A broad understanding of culture
  • How to achieve worthwhile painting within and beyond conventional boundaries



Please note: It is not possible for students to change booked sessions around in the event of non-attendence or arriving late to class. This imposes other students' enjoyment in the class and it stretches the tutor further than necessary, impacting on the quality and structure of the teaching.


If we start to allow students to alternate the days in which they attend the course it becomes very difficult to keep track of. Please only come to the lessons you are booked on to. As the course is packed full of vital information, we would encourage students to attend all lessons to get the best out of the course.




Your Tutor

John Dillistone John Dillistone is a painter, calligrapher and organist who studied at Brighton College of Art, then at Leeds. John has recently shown his work at Brighton's Burstow Gallery (2000),at the Michaelhouse, Cambridge (2005) and also at HRSFC in 'Professional Artists Exhibitions'. Lecturer at Laird School of Art, Birkenhead: Head of Art at St.Peter's, Huntingdon and at the Leys School, Cambridge. Also taught at Cambridge School of Art and Bell International.  


For the first lesson please bring along a sketchbook, 2B pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener and a pilot gel pen.


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £115.00


No. of sessions: 8

Day Date Times
Fri 27/09/2019 18:30-21:00
Fri 04/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Fri 11/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Fri 18/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Fri 01/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Fri 08/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Fri 15/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Fri 22/11/2019 18:30-21:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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