Pastels and Charcoal | Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Pastels and Charcoal at Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Pastels and Charcoal at Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Price: £116.00 Starts: 29/01/2019 Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Tutor: Amanda Thesiger Ends: 19/03/2019 Location: Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: TUE Duration: 7 weeks

About this course

For beginners, the aim of the course is to give you a grounding in the basic principles of using soft pastels and charcoal. If you are experienced this course will enable you to refresh your art practice and learn new techniques. You will explore tonal values, colour, composition and a variety of techniques to blend, layer and create texture. You will learn how to engage with and respond to the work of other artists.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Make images in charcoal and soft pastels
- Mix and blend colour to create layered images and tonal effects
- Explore mark making to produce a variety of textures
- Create effective compositions.

There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practise and do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course.

How will I be taught?

There will be individual and group tuition and feedback.

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. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Please do not buy anything especially for the course before it starts, but bring along to the first session anything you have already that you think will be useful.

What can I do next?

Soft Pastels and Oil Pastels is scheduled for next term.

What do I need to join the course

Those who are interested in learning to draw in charcoal and soft pastels. It is also for learners who have some experience and wish to extend their art practice in these areas.

About the Tutor: Amanda Thesiger

Amanda Thesiger trained as a painter, and, after graduating from Maidstone Art College in 1986, undertook a postgraduate diploma in Painting at the Royal Academy, followed by an Abbey Major Award at the British School at Rome. She continues to paint and work in mixed media and has been a practising artist since 1991. She is involved in many different projects and workshops with different audiences in her role as an arts educator.

An artist with a fascination for natural history, Amanda Thesiger combines a process-led and an intuitive approach. Play, and a ‘what if’ approach, allow her to explore both the dynamic and intricate elements of landscape and natural form through open-ended drawing, painting, assemblage and printmaking. There is a kind of distillation process to her work, as each piece reveals itself gradually, leaving traces of discovery and change.

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Getting there

Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre
Unit A/B London Road Trading Estate
London Road
ME10 1SX

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code SIT/66966/G/LC.
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