Beginners painting: intensive
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VM426
Duration: 3 sessions
What is the course about?
This intensive structured course is an introduction to painting where you will progressively acquire skills starting with mixing and matching colour and progress to painting from observation. Through a range of painting exercises, you will learn to use colour and tone to create compositions from observation. This course will give you essential painting skills, enabling you to progress to further painting challenges.
What will we cover?
• How to organize a palette and materials
• The colour wheel
• Introduction to colour mixing using the Primary colours
• Observation of colour in light and shade (Tone)
• Application of Acrylic (or oil) paint and use of brushes
• A range of painting projects
• Observe and compare the work of selected painters.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Organize a palette and materials
• Understand use of the colour wheel
• Mix primary colours to achieve secondary and tertiary colours
• Use paint to describe the basics of tonal structure
• Gain confidence and skill in selecting, mixing and applying colour
• Compose a series of painted studies from observation
• Build awareness of selected painters and technique.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an essential painting course ideal for those with no experience or for students in a different visual art field wanting to improve their painting. This course is also suitable for those who would like to refresh existing painting skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
One to one tuition, group exercises, group discussion, question and answer and slide shows.
No compulsory homework will be set.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All basic painting materials are included in the cost.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
VM513 Painting 1, VM519 Painting 2, VM930 Painting Club, VM640 Painting and the creative imagination.
Suzanne Caines is a Canadian Artist, Researcher & Arts Educator who holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London. Working within the intersection of painting, drawing, writing and video art she raises questions about cultural heritage, suppressed histories, collective forgetfulness, and identity in the form of muted/mutated witness and reconciliation. Her video works combine archival, photographic and researched materials transformed through digital editing and sound treatment. Having participated in several international residencies and exhibitions including, Extratextual/An international exhibition of contemporary art informed by modes of writing at /Contemporary Calgary, V-Tape, Toronto, Ontario, Banner Repeater, London, UK, The Projection Gallery, Liverpool, X Marks the Bokship, The Nunnery Gallery, London, Transmediale 2006, Berlin and VertexList Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, England; The Projection Gallery, Liverpool, England.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.