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Evening Courses

Spring 2018

Painting

Mondays 6 – 8.30pm, £335
22 January – 12 March 2018/ 8 Evenings - course full - Reservation list
Course Description

This course offers students the opportunity to explore the first principles of painting. The emphasis is to look at painting as a means for articulating form and as a tool for expression and creative imagination. The course explores the idea of perception as the starting point for visual enquiry and includes working from objects, the human figure and secondary sources. It is our aim that students leave the course with a set of criteria helping them not only to explore ways of representing perceived objects but also allowing further possibilities within the wider remit of painting to be questioned in their own time. Weekly sessions will be devoted to contemplating a particular set of formal issues underpinning the nature of painting. Special attention is placed on colour and composition. The course includes two sessions of painting from a life model. Students can work with oils or acrylic.

Who should take this course?

This course suits a cross-section of experiences from complete beginners to those who are more experienced but would like to re-engage with first principles in Painting. We recommend that students have a rudimentary knowledge of drawing in order to obtain maximum benefit from the course.

Materials

You will need to bring the following materials for the first session:
A mixed set of student brushes including stiff/soft, as well as a ‘drawing’ brush- long and pointed such as a ‘rigger’ no 2, a glass jar with lid, wet wipes for hands, rags or paper towels for brushes, palette knife for mixing. Paints: Ivory black, Titanium white, Light Red and Yellow Ochre. We recommend that each student bring a sketchbook. Please note you will need a retarding medium for acrylics in order to stop them drying too quickly when colour mixing.

Easels, drawing boards and painting panels will be provided.

N.B. You will receive a more detailed materials list once your booking has been confirmed.

Course Tutors

Kate Hopkins
Ian Rowlands
Sandra Smith

Drawing

Mondays 6 – 8.30pm, £335
22 January – 12 March 2018/ 8 Evenings - course full - Reservation list
Course Description

This course gives students the opportunity to explore the core skills of drawing. The emphasis of the course is to explore drawing as a means of articulating form and as a tool for thinking, to encourage students to explore and nurture ideas through drawing and as a feeder for ideas into their own art practice. Using the idea of perception as the starting point for visual enquiry, we will be working almost entirely from observation. The eight sessions will explore light and tone, materials and surface, space and line, composition, measurement, proportion and drawing systems such as perspective. Students will draw from a life model for three of the eight sessions. They will experiment with a variety of techniques and materials including pencil, ink, white chalk, willow and compressed charcoal. This course suits a cross-section of experiences from complete beginners, to those who are more experienced but would like to explore the underpinnings and process of drawing.

Who should take this course?

This course suits a cross-section of experiences from complete beginners, to those who are more experienced, but would like to re-engage with essential skills in drawing.

Materials

You will need to bring the following materials for the first session:
Range of pencils 2h – 6b
Erasers (putty and tablet)
1 black or sepia felt or fibre tipped pen
Lightweight A1 portfolio case (optional)
Masking tape
Knife/Pencil sharpener
Sketchbook (recommended)

We will provide paper, paint, ink, dip sticks, mixing palettes and containers, chalk and willow charcoal.

N.B. You will receive a more detailed materials list once your booking has been confirmed.

Course Tutors

Kate Hopkins
Ian Rowlands
Sandra Smith


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