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Acrylics Now (one week) - Nottingham Trent University

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About the Course

This course is ideal for those people new to acrylics and those with some experience.

It will cover the basic tenets of acrylics; the materiality of the paint, the support (board, canvas, paper or other) and the tools required to create different effects.

Throughout the course there will be a range of practical activities and inspiring projects for you to engage with, supported by demonstrations of specific materials and techniques, and supportive group critiques.

On this course, you will:

- complete colour mixing exercises
- apply paint through traditional methods using a range of brushes
- move on to more inventive mark-making with palette knives (to create impasto effects), as well as dripping and pouring diluted paint.

You will be encouraged to assemble images and identify your own potential subject matter, and reflect on your approach to acrylics between sessions.

You will have the opportunity to engage with the basic handling of materials and processes through a selection of tried and tested exercises, and you will be encouraged to look closely and respond to your own environment and cultural experience when realising a project.

This is a practical course and the subject is underpinned by theory and art historical references.

The course introduction will include a brief overview of the relatively new tradition of acrylic.

However, the focus will soon shift to contemporary uses of acrylic and artists using this medium will be explored and researched.

The course is anchored in the stuff of acrylic painting; whilst the focus is on acrylic paint as a specialised medium, there will be opportunities to experiment – e.g. using it as mixed media and/or with collage techniques.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you will have created a portfolio of new, innovative work.

The course could also be a means to progress within fine art into different materials or approaches.

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: Beginners as well as those with some painting experience are welcome.

Tutor Profile: Margot Shores has taught drawing and painting at the Royal Academy as well as schools and various universities and colleges.

In addition to her BA and MA in Fine Art she has a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training.

Margot’s expertise lies in providing a studio situation in which everyone can achieve their individual goals.

She specialises in experiential learning and questioning to enhance students creativity, offering a platform from which students own art can be launched.

As a practising fine artist, Margot focuses on drawing and painting and undertakes commissions.

Click through above to book your place online.

Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee.

Accommodation can be booked online via the link above.

If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

25 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Maximum class size: 14

Contact

Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4FQ
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  • Suitable for beginners
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£395

Duration:

1 week (10:00am to 4:00pm)


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