Learn both formal and experimental drawing and painting techniques through observation of the still life. Use a range of drawing and painting media and create several studies, referencing work by artists from Chardin to Hockney.
By the end of the course you will be able to
• Set up a range of Still Life compositions
• Depict light and tone and cast shadow to create form
• Use a range of drawing and painting media
• Use a range of observational drawing techniques
• Experienced learners will have the option of working in oil paint
Class format and activities
This is a practical class and you will spend most of your class time drawing and / or painting at home. The tutor will send you instructions by email each day with options for 1:1 tutorial support. The class will meet online on Teams for tutor demonstrations, guidance on activities, group discussions, explanations and presentations.
Although there are limitations when working from home, there is an opportunity here to harness and investigate ideas away from the college studio. If you are limited for space, this short course output could form the basis for paintings and drawings to be further developed on return to the Morley studio.
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.
The course is suitable for complete beginners to painting and those with some experience who wish to refresh their skills.
What you need to know before you enrol
This is an online course, offered during COVID-19 restrictions. It will be delivered using email and Teams. You will need access to a personal device with internet and a camera, such as a computer, iPad or smartphone. A smart phone will be useful for photographing and sharing finished work. You will need to download software and access your Morley account for Teams prior to the first class (instructions and support will be sent to you by email). You will also need to provide your own art materials.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What you will need
Painting materials: e.g. acrylics or oils, brushes, mixing palette, containers for water or thinners etc. Additional materials are useful e.g. glue, collage papers and objects, textural materials and the course will adapt itself to what you have at home
It is recommended to have a designated art place, however small where you can draw and/or paint. If you have a garden, you may like to try working outside where the light is different.
You are advised to wear protective clothing e.g. old shirt or apron.