This 6 week introductory course is suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to develop their artistic skills in a fun, creative, supportive environment. During the course learners will explore drawing and painting using pencil, watercolours and acrylic paint. Classes will include a range of materials, tools and methods and will focus on observation and still life.
The classes are delivered by Sandra Beccarelli, a London based artist with a wealth of experience as a tutor and contemporary artist.
Dates and Times
The course will run on Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm on:
- November 7th - December 12th 2018
£145 – Students will need to supply their own art materials (including eraser, sketch pad, pencils, brushes and paint), please see the welcome pack for full details.
Week 1: “EXPLORING DRAWING 1.”
What is drawing? This will be a fun and experimental session looking at the language of drawing using a variety of materials, tools and methods.
Week 2: “EXPLORING DRAWING 2”
“Looking through Drawing” This session will focus on drawing as investigation and develop skills in observation. Line, tone, and form will be explored by making studies of natural objects
Week 3: “COLOUR”
All aspects of the “Colour Wheel” will be covered to develop a greater understanding and awareness of how to mix colours, how they work and how artists use colour effectively.
Week 4: “EXPLORING PAINTING”
A fun and experimental session using a variety of water based paints and equipment to develop an understanding of the physical qualities of paint and the language of painting.
Week 5: “COMPOSITION 1”
This session we will be looking at the tradition of “Still Life” and how artists in the past and present have painted them. We will discuss how to set one up and how it can be viewed and drawn from different angles. Studies will be made using pencil, charcoal and coloured pastel.
Week 6: “COMPOSITION 2”
Putting into practice what we have covered in the previous sessions, learners will be asked to bring in and set up their own still life and use whichever media they prefer.
To enrol on this course you must be 18-years-old or over.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of attendance.