About the Course
Through this course you will learn ways of pushing your painting practice forward in new, exciting and innovative ways. By building on your practice to date this course will introduce you to ways of developing your individual material and visual concerns through reflective practice, gallery visits and a learning log.
Each of the painting projects will open you to different ways of seeing, interpreting and making that build on each other. In parallel you will be encouraged to research relevant theories that might underpin your own investigations in order to begin to contextualise your practice. You will be guided through ways in which to ground your practice both historically and in terms of contemporary practitioners painting today.
Situating your practice within the wider field of visual culture, such as film, poetry, etc, is a key component of this course. This research led method of working will be a means to specify and focus your interests, research and development, which will be reflected in your learning log and critical evaluation. This course will also look at the relationship of other media to painting; ways in which painting can borrow from, hijack and absorb other forms of image making and ideas as well as painting from 1900 up until the ’expanded field of painting’. Throughout you will be given the opportunity to investigate ways of sparking off poetic combinations of images, narratives and materials to create curious and intriguing works.
The expanded field of painting; materials and techniques
Found, invented and local colour
Relationship between the Picture Plane and Picture Surface
Contemporary approaches to composition
Contemporary approaches to the Still life
Contemporary approaches to painting the figure
Independent project (with support).
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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