This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 40 25* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running
This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
The course will progress through a series of practical exercises and projects using a variety of subject/source material, aimed at promoting keen observation, improved drawing and paint handling skills with an exploratory approach to the expression of ideas and subject. The tutor seeks to equip students with the necessary skills, motivation and understanding to develop along the continually challenging search for a personal vision.This course may include some life drawing sessions.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter.
Make drawings as studies for paintings and to explore and establish compositions.
Select and use the appropriate drawing and painting media, materials and equipment.
Mix colours using basic colour theory.
Use a range of water based painting techniques, e.g. washes, glazes, drybrush, wet in wet, impasto, etc.
Recognise the styles and techniques of selected fine artists.
Work to health and safety guidelines.
How will I be taught?
This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). This measure is dictated by circumstances.
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and an individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.
At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.
What do I need to have with me?
First week - All students should have an A3 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper and a variety of pencils (HB and 2B are ideal).
During the course you will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Please do not buy anything until you are sure the course is running and the tutor will advise you on further purchase at the start of the course.
What can I do next?
Further Art courses.
What do I need to join the course
For this Improvers course it is recommended that students have completed a Beginners course, or have relevant experience.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.
You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code GRA/104675/J/NC.