This course provides an opportunity for students to learn, explore and extend their life painting skills. Both male and female clothed models will be used as subject matter.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- paint more accurately from observation
- paint more expressively from observation
- look at, and take inspiration from, the work and practice of a variety of artists
- mix and use warm and cool colours
- apply paint using a variety of mark making techniques
- use colur in relation to tone
There is no 'homework' for this course, but you might like to research artists and ideas referred to on the course in your own time.
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.
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.
How will I be taught?
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 individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress.
What do I need to bring with me?
If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. However, all students should bring an A4 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper and a variety of pencils, charcoal, a putty rubber and either masking tape or board clips. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you. Large sheets of paper are available to buy from the tutor at small cost.
What can I do next?
A further life drawing or life painting course
What do I need to join the course
This course is for those with some experience of life drawing.
Getting to your course
Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code CAN/87203/J/LC.
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