This course is an opportunity for students to learn a variety of skills and techniques in drawing and painting flowers. 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:
• Demonstrate the use of a range of media
• Demonstrate the successful use of brushes and other tools to mix and apply paint
• Look at and take inspiration from the work and practise of a variety of artists
• Work to relevant health and safety guidelines
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Gail Anselmi
Trained at both Medway College of Art and Design and Campbell College of Art, where she completed a BA ( Hons) Degree in the History of Drawing and Print making. She has exhibited both locally and in London and is currently adding the finishing touches to a Landscape exhibition executed in a range of mediums.
As well as practising as a professional artist, she has taught here and in Spain, demonstrating and explaining how various art related mediums can be used both in a contemporary capacity and historical one. She ran an art business for eleven years, but now focuses mainly on teaching/ demonstration as well as finding the inspiration to complete her own work. Drawing on her knowledge of ancient paint preparation and museum training, she is able to explain the artists approach, relative to their place in history.
She believes that art should be enjoyable and accessible to all and passionately promotes the arts, attempting to ensure that learning at any level is informative and fun.
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 have 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?
We offer a range of specilist 5 week drawing and painting courses which your tutor can advise you about.
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.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/119135/M/LC.
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