Slade School of Fine Art

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Evening Courses 2016

Drawing - course full

Mondays 6.00pm – 8.30pm, £305

Spring Term: 25 January - 14 March 2016

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

Painting 1 - course full

Mondays 6.00pm – 8.30pm, £305

Spring Term: 25 January - 14 March 2016

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, memory 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. 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, although we do recommend that students have a rudimentary knowledge of drawing in order to obtain maximum benefit from the course.

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