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The Black figure is ingrained in art history across the cultures of the world and has re-emerged amongst the visual narratives in today’s contemporary art world, often segregating and unifying us with its presence. 
This mentoring programme has been designed to assist artists to develop their own practice and first collections where the figure is at the centre of their narrative. Helping participants to explore, express, reconfigure and reimagine the narrative and place that Black and Brown Bodies have within this post colonial social environment in which we find ourselves. 
Whether through realism, fantasy, mythology or mysticism, this programme can help you imagine and develop your creations whatever medium you use.

Artists' Mentoring Programme


Exploring & Repositioning the Black Figure in the Contemporary Arts
Six-Month Programme

A combination of live Master Classes, online group sessions, and 'in-studio' sessions with the artist, Alvin Kofi.

Month 1
The Programme kicks off with an induction session - the first live master class - with  Alvin Kofi giving a Historical/Contemporary Overview. 


Participants will be inspired and provoked to examine and formulate ideas for their possible collection. 


Online session:  Set a time line from concept to production of the work/collection.
Month 2

Two online sessions:  Develop concepts for your painting collection.

Month 3

Live master class exploring five Black artists who have  redefined, celebrated and repositioned the Black body in the contemporary art world.


Online session: Finalise ideas for your collection.

Month 4

Experiment with materials, develop techniques and processes.
Sessions working alongside Alvin Kofi in his studio.
Months 5 & 6
Finalise changes and analyse your collection.
Create an artist's bio and analysis of the collection for different audiences and market interactions. 
Live master class:  Advice on how to present your collection to the market through Galleries / Art Fairs / Online Platforms / Talks.
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This programme is open to all levels, but there is a limited number of places - allocated on a first come, first served basis - so please apply early to avoid disappointment. 
The programme starts in March 2023.  Sessions will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.  Live master classes will be held in London, venue tbc.
Fee Payment Plans
Total Programme Fee:   £630
can be paid either
in 6 x monthly payments of £105
1 x advance payment of £600
To register your interest, please send your details via our Contact Form
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