This course is an opportunity for students to learn a variety of skills and techniques in drawing and painting flowers from the carefully examined botanical to the more painterly and expressive.
The main features of either approach are strength in drawing, colour handling and composition.
You will be introduced to a range of different media and methods of application in order to explore the abstract and concrete qualities of flowers.
You will also look at the work of both traditional and contemporary artists to inform and inspire your work.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
Apply skills in observational study demonstrating use of paint and a range of media.
Demonstrate the successful use of brushes and other tools to mix and apply paint
Use line, tone, texture and colour as expressive and descriptive elements
Confidently select and simplify, complex forms
Develop personal compositions and interpretations, using other artists as inspiration.
Work to relevant health and safety guidelines
There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practise and do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Carol Gay
Carol is a practising designer and textile artist.
She studied Textile Design at Winchester College of Art gaining a BA honours Degree.
Throughout her years designing for the fashion and furnishing textile industry she has worked with clientele such as M&S, Monsoon and Oasis. She has exhibited at Premier Vision (Paris) and Texworld (USA)
In 1994 she completed her Post Graduate Certificate of Education enabling her to combine her love for designing with teaching. She has many years teaching both Art & Design and Textile Design.
Carol has exhibited periodically in group shows throughout the South East and is currently working on her next body of work which demonstrates her love for colour, texture, pattern and the environment she is surrounded by and its endless possibilities to inspire.
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.
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.
Your tutor will provide feedback and your progress will be recorded on your Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
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, preferably with a hard cover and ring bound and a variety of pencils.
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 e.g. A4 sketch book and pencils, rubber.
What can I do next?
Your tutor can advise you.
What do I need to join the course
Some experience in drawing and painting will enable you to get the most from this course.
This course is for Improvers and those wanting to refresh their skills.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully.
Getting to your course
Broadstairs Adult Education Centre
St. Peters Road
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code BRO/118877/M/PF.
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