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Painting with acrylic

Oil Painting and Acrylics - Improvers

Price:
£290.00
Starts:
29/09/2021
Day of week:
WED
Ends:
02/02/2022
Location:
The Cube, Folkestone
Level:
Mixed Level
Time:
10:00 - 13:00
Duration:
15 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This course will be delivered from the Cube

Both oil and acrylic painting media and techniques will be explored, 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 - landscape, still life, natural forms, etc. Reference will also be made to the work of other artists as appropriate.

By the end of the course you should be able to:
Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter.
Make a preliminary drawing to establish a composition.
Select and use the appropriate brushes and materials.
Mix colours using basic colour theory.
Use a range of oil and acrylic painting techniques, e.g. glazes, drybrush, wet in wet, impasto, etc.
Recognise the styles and techniques of fine artists.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Christopher Bone

Christopher Bone MA Fine Art. Chris established a studio in Folkestone in 1985 and has since developed a reputation as an accomplished painter, exhibiting regular in Kent and London. He teaches the principles and techniques of drawing and painting in all mediums, making reference to the history of art as appropriate.

View all courses taught by Christopher Bone here

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.

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.

The course has been set at a maximum of 8 students due to COVID restrictions and 2 meter social distancing.

Currently there are no kitchen facilities and therefore, we would advise students to bring their own refreshments with own cup of flask.

Please remember to bring your face mask as this is a requirement to wear upon entering the venue and while walking through the building. Once you are seated in the classroom, the face covering is not a mandatory requirement. Please adhere to the venue's signage and guidelines whilst you attend your 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

For this Improvers course, you will need to have already completed a Beginners course, or have equivalent experience.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

Getting to your course

Find us

The Cube
Tontine Street
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 1SD

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/108110/K/PF.