This termly course is designed for the student with little or no painting experience, although it might prove useful to those who would like to add a little more structure to their painting experience. Projects and exercises within the course will be broad-based and inclusive.
What The Course is About:
Students will be alerted to the properties and power of paint; about differing media and surfaces, the handling of brushes and pigments as well as basic colour theory. Drawing skills will underpin the course; allied to these will be the development of hand-to-eye co-ordination and the ability to compose an image. It is anticipated that acrylic will be promoted as the principal medium to begin with, as this will require much less technical knowledge, but information will be imparted regarding all painting media, including oil, watercolour and pastel, as the course progresses.
The course will consist of projects and exercises which will acquaint the student with paint and its properties. Some of these will be practical exercises in employing paint, colour mixing, exploring tone etc, others will be allied to study of still life forms, the human form and other subject matter, with possible forays into more imaginative areas. Students are likely to progress towards colour from monochrome beginnings. Reference will be made at all times to master paintings, and time will be set aside at the end of each class for student evaluation of work in a lively, congenial and non-judgemental setting
What to bring to the first session:
Acrylic and other paints are available from the school shop, as are other materials. A list of the basic materials will be distributed at the start of the course, to be added to where necessary.
For the 1st class please bring a selection of soft drawing pencils (2B-6B), soft eraser, masking tape or bulldog clips.
Suitable for the student with little or no painting experience.
What will I achieve?
Students will learn how to exploit paint’s potential to be both transparent and opaque, exploring a range of painting techniques. Students will be taught skills such as composition, colour balance, proportion, perspective, form, tone, line drawing, and methods of organising the palette.
The aim of the course is to help you develop your skill as a painter and also improve your drawing skills.
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