This course will explore the use of a wide variety of drawing media, including graphite, ink, charcoal, coloured pencils, pastels, and Watercolour painting. You will use a wide range of drawing & painting techniques, including mixed media approaches. By working from both direct observation and from photographic references and sketches, you will encounter a variety of interesting and stimulating subject matter - still life, landscape, natural forms, etc. Reference will also be made to the work of other artists as appropriate to projects set. By the end of the course you should be able to:, Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter., Select and use the appropriate drawing and watercolour painting media, materials and equipment., Use a range of drawing and painting techniques, and apply formal elements - line, tone, texture/pattern, colour, etc., Produce monochrome and colour drawings and paintings., Recognise the styles and techniques of selected artists., Work to health and safety guidelines.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Claire Adams
Claire Adams is a practising artist/illustrator and tutor of art. Her artwork has been exhibited widely nationally; and abroad. Claire teaches a variety of general drawing, painting and mixed media courses, from beginners to advanced level, including Botanical Art.
How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques, and self-assessment against learning outcomes stated on the Individual Learning Plan. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.
What do I need to bring with me?
All students should bring to the first class an A4 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper, preferably with a hard cover and ring bound and a variety of graphite pencils (4H -6B). Further advice regarding materials needed will be provided during week one. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Some of our centres have their own ‘shops' where you are able to buy things at competitive prices. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.
What can I do next?
Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the Art and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Art, Craft and Design Degree 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.
Getting to your course
The Cube (KAE)
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/118258/M/LC.
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