Painting Techniques - Encaustic and Mixed Media | The Cube, Folkestone

Painting Techniques - Encaustic and Mixed Media at The Cube, Folkestone

Painting Techniques - Encaustic and Mixed Media at The Cube, Folkestone

Price: £126.00 Starts: 17/04/2018 Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Tutor: Stephen Thompson Ends: 03/07/2018 Location: The Cube, Folkestone
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: TUE Duration: 11 weeks

About this course

This course will explore the materials and methods used to make encaustic (a technique that combines wax with paint to produce layers of colour) and mixed media paintings. Students will learn and practise the techniques and processes, and use them in their own work. You will also look at the history of the technique and the artists that have used these methods.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
Select and use appropriate equipment and materials.
Produce painted studies using encaustic and mixed media techniques.
Make reference to the history of the techniques.
Work to health and safety guidelines.

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 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

For this course it is recommended that students have completed a Beginners painting course, or have relevant experience.

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/55284/F/LC.
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