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Evening Courses 2016 - 17

Spring 2017

Painting 1

Mondays 6.00pm – 8.30pm, £325

Spring Term: 23 January - 13 March 2017 / 8 evenings

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. 

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

From Drawing to Painting

Mondays 6.00pm – 8.30pm, £325

Spring Term: 23 January - 13 March 2017 / 8 evenings

This course is designed to extend your core skills in drawing towards composing paintings. It is structured to provide students with a series of practical strategies that help you to translate your own ideas and imagery into painted compositions. We begin with exploring some of the formal issues of drawing through observation, looking carefully at objects and their qualities. These drawings are then translated from tone and line into colour, from one surface and scale to another, enriched by the introduction of secondary sources and composed by organising the pictorial space. Students will learn to extrapolate subject matter from their own preparatory material such as sketches, photographic documentation, objects and text.

Who should take this course?

This course suits beginners, or those who are more experienced but would like to re-engage with first principles in Painting, as well as students who have learnt first principles on the Autumn term courses in Drawing or Painting and wish to develop work towards their own ideas.

Materials

You will need to bring the following materials for the first session:
HB and 2B pencils
Sharpener
India rubber
Masking tape
Sketchbook (recommended)

Easels, drawing boards and paper 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

Autumn 2016

Drawing - course full - reserve list

Mondays 6.00pm – 8.30pm, £325

Autumn Term: 10 October - 28 November 2016 / 8 evenings

This course gives students the opportunity to explore core drawing skills. We will use 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 inspiration for 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.

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:
HB and 2B pencils
Sharpener
India rubber
Masking tape
Sketchbook (recommended)

Easels, drawing boards and paper 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

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