Do you have some painting experience but want to develop your individual artistic expression?
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
Experimental and traditional approaches to painting and drawing are explored. Exercises are introduced to develop observational skills, dexterity and confidence. Techniques are demonstrated for a variety of media including oil and acrylic paints, oil pastels, inks, collage, graphite or charcoal.
The sensuous qualities produced with varied surfaces, tools or paints are investigated. For example, working with acrylic paint on unprimed (‘raw’) canvas, exploring methods for staining, masking and layering as well as wet into wet mark-making. Or painting on smoothly-primed surfaces with oil paint, using rag as a tool to drag back to the primed surface for a dramatic tonal painting.
Guided group and individual projects give opportunities for working for extended periods using one or several painting techniques.
Examples of projects have been:
• “Self-depiction” – exploring ideas of self-portrait through memory, appearance, sound, smell etc
• “Transposition” – generating a painting using a work of art or object in a museum as a starting point.
• “Man-made / Natural” – developing studies towards paintings through observation of two objects, one man-made, one natural, chosen for their aspects of similarity or contrast.
Sketchbooks or visual worksheets are used as part of the process for identifying themes and sources for paintings.
They are also used for the practical development of ideas through samples, experiments and variations. Some sessions take place in galleries or museums or other public spaces. Regular group discussions facilitated by the tutor encourage you to realistically evaluate your own progress and that of your fellow students, sharing discoveries and learning from one another.
This course is taught online
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12 weeks (2:00pm to 5:00pm)
Next available date
20th April 2021