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About the Course
This is a practical course aimed at those with some experience of observational painting and drawing techniques and approaches. The course focuses on traditional subject matter (figurative, still-life, landscape) at a more in-depth level, with an emphasis on extending understanding and application of established practical skills as well as experimental techniques. Learners will be encouraged to develop an individual style and 'voice' by identifying personal themes, interests and preferences for materials usage. Students will work towards personal projects as part of a programme that will include museum/gallery visits, practice-based technical demonstrations and group discussions addressing learners' intent. Attention will be given to particular themes prevalent in art history and in contemporary work.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Work with a range of drawing and painting materials and techniques in a personally focussed way.
Self-reflect on creative intentions by the use of a sketchbook.
Create innovative artworks that convey a personal response to a given or self-initiated theme, idea or subject matter.
Combine a basic understanding of contemporary, art historical and related contexts to support personal aims for work.
Set an objective for a piece of work and assess its merits and shortcomings.
Class format and activities
- Studio practice and discussion
- Question and Answer
- Tutor, Peer and Self Feedback
- Observation and ‘show and tell’
- Museum and Gallery visits
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
An understanding of basic drawing and painting concepts and approaches. Completion of Drawing and Painting: An Introduction or recommendation by your tutor, or presentation of previous work to course tutor for review.
What you need to know before you enrol
Many of the Art & Design studios have limited accessibility. If you have restricted mobility please contact the Art & Design Administrator before enrolling.
What you will need for your class
A3 Paper Palette
Basic Acrylic or Oil Paints (to be discussed in class)
What you can do next
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