Painting 1: Practice of Painting

Painting 1: Practice of Painting

Duration: 12 months at 8hrs/week

Price: £1315

Run by: Enquiries
at OCA

0800 731 2116

Unit 1B
Redbrook Business Park
Wilthorpe Road
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S75 1JN

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About the Course

This unit enables you to see in a selective way, developing your own visual ideas and means of expression. You will explore given subject matter systematically, experiencing different approaches to painting and will be introduced to some of the major artists and movements, including those in C20 and C21 painting.

You will learn to paint by being encouraged to analyse and select from the visual world what seems to be important and discover ways in which this visual experience can be translated into painting. Working from direct observation, the importance of drawing is emphasised. There are projects on tone values, colour theory, perspective, pictorial composition, use of studies and photographs, an introduction to figure painting, emotional aspects of painting and painting outdoors. You are required, through a series of theoretical studies, to investigate artists and visit galleries and museums. You will record your discoveries and observations in a learning log.

The Open College of the Arts is a non-profit educational charity offering arts education through open and flexible distance learning methods. You will receive support from a one-to-one tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.

All of our part time distance learning Open degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We have an exceptional range of part-time Open courses at Higher Education level in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film.

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