Oil Painting - Beginners | Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Oil Painting - Beginners at Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Oil Painting - Beginners at Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre

Price: £116.00 Starts: 29/01/2019 Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor: Amanda Thesiger Ends: 19/03/2019 Location: Sittingbourne Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: TUE Duration: 7 weeks

About this course

If you would like to learn the skills of how to use oil paint and are new to this medium or need a refresher course on oil painting techniques then this the course for you. We will cover fundamental techniques whilst encouraging an experimental and expressive approach to painting, working from observation and secondary sources, such as the work of other artists.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

Make choices about subject matter and composition in observational sketches
Create form through painting
Use oil paint in varying consistencies
Use different methods of building up the layers of a painting including glazing and impasto
Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

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?

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. You will need to provide your own materials. 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?

A further oil painting beginners course.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for beginners and those with a little experience.

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/66948/G/LC.
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