Contemporary Painting - Nottingham Trent University

Contemporary Painting - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: Five Saturdays

Price: £375

Run by: Linsey Richards
at Nottingham Trent University

0115 848 2813

50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4FQ

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About the Course

This course will appeal to beginners who are less interested in traditional approaches to landscape and figure painting who want to explore their creativity through innovative practical projects.

It’ll introduce you to contemporary, expressive approaches, giving you the skills and techniques to continue painting between sessions and long after the course.

You'll learn about the world of contemporary painting, combining practical assignments with art theory in order for you to make work that challenges your thinking around colour, shape, contrast, composition, gesture and more.

You’ll explore a number of themes and styles that have developed by famous artists, such as:

Abstract composition: you’ll begin by abstracting and simplifying an image, photograph or still life, creating a new composition

Understanding colour: after drawing and zooming-in, you’ll work with colour in a new and less naturalistic way

Realistic montage: you’ll produce a range of drawings and learn how elements can be re-composed into a successful painting

The landscape of montage: you’ll create monochrome scenes which, when viewed closely, will be composed of diverse shades of contrasting colours

Large op-art still life: by viewing objects through grids, you’ll create totally abstract black and white paintings

Camouflage painting: you’ll analyse camouflage in everyday life, where objects and figures dissolve into their environment

Simultanism: here you’ll intermingle two or more images simultaneously by identifying recurring patterns.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you will have the knowledge to think about painting in a contemporary way.

You’ll have a better understanding of modern art history and how artists have created work in the past, and the inspiration to continue developing your own painting style into the future.

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Please note that if you have a CraftCourses gift voucher you would like to use as full or part payment of this course fee, the booking will need to be made via telephone (number above).

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The fee includes some materials and expert tuition for five Saturdays (13 October - 10 November 2018).



Want to review this course?

I had a fab week on this course during the summer. Jason was an excellent tutor - very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I was able to create a wide range of ceramics, using traditional methods and new technology. There was freedom on the course to explore any direction that you wanted to go on, using the vast array of state of the art equipment at NTU.

I really enjoyed the week, I learnt loads and enjoyed having the time and freedom to play and explore. The amount we got to make and the materials we used certainly made it excellent value for money. I would wholeheartedly recommend.

- - #5864

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 13th October 2018

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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