In this class run by artists you can apply styles of boxing to making paintings using two core strategies - attack and defence.
The artists leading the classes say 'In the same way that boxing has always provoked passionate responses, so too has painting and we see boxing and the visual arts as having a unique relationship that crosses and confuses social and artistic hierarchies.'
This class specifically focuses on defensive styles including swarmer and infighter, brawler and slugger, as well as the 'peek-a-boo', and the Philly Shell and hitman or crab.
Artists that will also be assessed during the class include George Condo, Milena Dragicevic, Alexis Marguerite Teplin, Gerhard Richter and Walter Sickert.
Approximate duration: 3 hours
Listing Russ Meyer movies, Don DeLillo, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Emily Dickinson and 'jerry-building aesthetics' among their enthusiasms, Charlotte Cullinan and Jeanine Richards pursue a concept of a 'minor art' that is 'beautiful-scruffy' and defiantly eccentric.
What they themselves look for in the field of the visual is, always, oddness, and they particularly admire the way in which people find 'the most improbable solutions to what concerns creativeness and the visual.' In their own work, they claim to be both 'slipshod and knowing'.
A recent mixed-media installation shown at the Hayward Gallery (as part of British Art Show 7 - In the Days of the Comet) featured tools and materials of the technician's trade such as gaffer tape, touch-up paint and plastic sheeting - along with old newspapers splattered with accidental drips of paint and chandeliers made from fluorescent tubes.
For Wide Open School, Cullinan Richards are collaborating with Helena Cullinan, an actress who has worked in film, theatre and TV for the past 20 years and who is also a qualified fitness instructor and Pilates teacher.