Painting 2: Concepts in Practice

Painting 2: Concepts in Practice

Duration: 15 months at 10hrs/week

Price: £1630

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 painting course provides a conceptual framework for your practice, and during the course you will work through a set of projects, exploring a range of approaches via historic and contemporary exemplars. You will engage with traditional themes (such as still life, the figure and landscape) as well as more abstract and conceptual approaches to Painting and Fine Art practice.

Through your own art practice and further independent research you will explore seminal 20th and 21st century works in order to understand how your own work might relate to art and artists past and present. You will investigate changing attitudes, themes, materials and tools and test your own ideas, which will become more ambitious as you progress through the course.

You are encouraged to become increasingly self-reliant and produce individual and inventive work that acknowledges other art and artists but goes beyond the examples in the course book.

This course requires you to engage with a wide range of concepts in Painting and Fine Art, to try new and old attitudes with the aim of finding different and more ambitious ways of working. This involves a combination of practical, visual and written work; testing ideas through making and writing. The research component (including your learning log and ‘essay’) is an important component of this course.

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.

Visit the website via the link above for more details or get in touch with our team!

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.



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