Drawing and Painting - Improvers | Gravesend Adult Education Centre

Drawing and Painting - Improvers at Gravesend Adult Education Centre

Drawing and Painting - Improvers at Gravesend Adult Education Centre

Price: £406.00 Starts: 28/02/2020 Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Tutor: Susan Wyatt Ends: 03/07/2020 Location: Gravesend Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 2 Day of Week: FRI Duration: 15 weeks

About this course

The course will progress through a series of practical exercises and projects using a variety of subject/source material, aimed at promoting keen observation, improved drawing and paint handling skills with an exploratory approach to the expression of ideas and subject. The tutor seeks to equip students with the necessary skills, motivation and understanding to develop along the continually challenging search for a personal vision.This course may include some life drawing sessions.

By the end of the course you should be able to:
Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter.
Make drawings as studies for paintings and to explore and establish compositions.
Select and use the appropriate drawing and painting media, materials and equipment.
Mix colours using basic colour theory.
Use a range of water based painting techniques, e.g. washes, glazes, drybrush, wet in wet, impasto, etc.
Recognise the styles and techniques of selected fine artists.
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 an individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.
At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.

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, and a variety of pencils.You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. We have materials available to buy at competitive prices.If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.

What can I do next?

Further Art courses.

What do I need to join the course

For this Improvers course it is recommended that students have completed a Beginners course, or have relevant experience.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak with the Programme Manager before you enrol.

About the Tutor: Susan Wyatt

Sue Wyatt holds: A BA Hons in Fine Art , , Chelsea School of Art (University of the Arts, London) , , Post graduate certificate in Education., , Sue has been teaching for 25 years. Her own work is drawn from landscape and life., , She believes that learning is essentially a continuous process: through drawing we can explore the world in a different way, increase our awareness and widen our creative experiences., , The atmosphere in the class is open and friendly.

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Getting there

Gravesend Adult Education Centre
Darnley Road
DA11 0RX

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code GRA/81108/H/PF.
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