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Experimental Painting

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:00
5 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

A course for students who would like to investigate the formal qualities of image making such as colour, tone, shape, line and pattern in composition.
Both observational and imaginative starting points will be used in projects to inspire experimental painting.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Select and emphasise individual properties of image making (e.g. shape, form, line, colour and tone).
• Use and apply elements of colour theory effectively.
• Work in a flexible and exploratory way.
• Take inspiration from historical and contemporary art.

There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practise and do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course.

There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

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Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Sarah Fagan

Sarah Fagan has been teaching adults for over 20 years. Since obtaining her BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting in 1987 she has exhibited widely throughout the South East and in London including the RA Summer Exhibition. Her work is represented in the South East Arts and Kent County Libraries and Museums Collections.

View all courses taught by Sarah Fagan here

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.
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.

What do I need to bring with me?

Students have to cover the cost of their own materials. Please bring any materials and equipment you have that might be appropriate to the course e.g. painting materials and equipment. All students should bring a sketchbook of at least A4 size, preferably with a hard cover and containing good quality cartridge paper and a selection of pencils to the first class.

What can I do next?

Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for those with some experience.

An open mind and desire to achieve a personal response to projects initiated on the course are key. Some drawing and painting experience is required.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/115611/K/NC.