ELEANOR CROOK ON VIDEO
Studio virtual visits, Art thoughts, Classes and more
Carriere techniques class part 2
Part 2 of our ghostly 19th cent. painter Eugène Carrière online class, where I demonstrate his oil painting wipeout technique and the class share their paintings. You can paint alongside this class. Imperfect video quality in places but useful we hope. Drop me a line on the contact button above and tell me if you use this and make some work! Many thanks to all who appear in this video, it was great to have your company. More free classes upcoming.
Artist Talk for the Margate School Apr 2022
The Margate School invited me to talk to the MA fine art students about my work, as part of their Art and the Body course. Includes discussion about how we find our subjects and how research gets transformed through imagination. Expect wax, bronze, my public art, my private painting and some hard hitting medical imagery! Many thanks to the Margate School for the invitation and to so many friends for attending.
ETC: Eleanor Crook
In the final ETC interview in the 6-part ART/WORK SERIES Jake Spicer talks to sculptor and anatomist Eleanor Crook about the development of her career and the themes & processes behind her sculpture. -- About Eleanor Crook Eleanor Crook studied classics and philosophy before training in sculpture at Central St. Martins and the Royal Academy Schools where she specialised in wax modelling and lost wax bronze casting, studying anatomy and forensic facial reconstruction to imbue her figures with a more convincing sense of life. Her notable sculptures include a bronze and mixed media sculpture of Santa Medicina commissioned by the Wellcome Galleries of Medicine at London's Science Museum, a portrait of Virginia Wolff for King's College, London and ‘And The Band Played On’ – a group sculpture demonstrating historical examples of the pioneering reconstructive surgery. You can see more of Eleanor’s work on her website here: https://eleanorcrook.net You can follow Eleanor on Instagram @eleanorcrooksculpture https://www.instagram.com/eleanorcrooksculpture/ Watch a Wellcome Collection video showing a demonstration of the techniques employed when making a wax model here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVL7nE4UiIs About Draw & ETC Draw Brighton is an independent art school in Brighton, UK. We believe that good quality drawing education should be accessible to everybody and usually run drop-in, short-term and long-term courses from our Brighton studio. During the pandemic we have moved our life drawing classes online and are providing drawing resources via our Patreon page, where you can support us from £3 per month. Our long running ETC programme is intended to complement our practical workshops with artists’ talks and panel discussions on the themes of drawing, the arts and the body. Support Draw on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/DrawBrighton
Goya part 1 Materials and techniques class
Eleanor gives a talk and class on Francisco Goya the Spanish master - his painting materials, compositional tricks, miniature paintings and special techniques he had for generating mysterious characters and forms for his late period Black Paintings. You can work along with this video and parts 2 and 3. Thanks to all participants for their wonderful art and contributions.
Goya part 3 materials techniques class
In this section of the class Eleanor looks at Goya's late Black Paintings, his ivory miniatures and we make our own paintings and drawings working from dark ground , using wipeaway technique to form first a figure painting then a landscape, all in hommage to Goya.