Watercolour and Acrylic Painting | The Cube, Folkestone

Watercolour and Acrylic Painting at The Cube, Folkestone

Watercolour and Acrylic Painting at The Cube, Folkestone

Price: £126.00 Starts: 09/01/2018 Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor: Stephen Thompson Ends: 27/03/2018 Location: The Cube, Folkestone
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: TUE Duration: 11 weeks

About this course

An introduction to watercolour and acrylic painting, where you will learn the basic techniques of the medium. Beginning with initial exercises, you will then progress to 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 waterbased painting techniques, e.g. glazes, drybrush, wet in wet, impasto, etc.
Recognise the styles and techniques of fine artists.
Work to health and safety guidelines.

There is no homework requirement for this course.

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, 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 materials at competitive prices. If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.

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

Everyone is welcome. No previous knowledge or experience is needed.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

About the Tutor: Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson BA Hons Fine Art, is a highly respected artist and teacher, with many years of teaching experience across all education sectors, including Head of Art at the English College in Prague. Stephen continues to exhibit work regularly and maintains an active presence in the Folkestone Art scene.

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Getting there

The Cube
Tontine Street
Folkestone
Shepway
Kent
CT20 1SD


If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code FOL/52482/F/LC.
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