Draw, paint, print

Course Dates: 20/11/23 - 11/12/23
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
On this experimental course, you will draw, paint and print in often unfamiliar ways in order to catch the unexpected. Through experimentation and reflection, you will collate a personal collection of work. .
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Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00

Course Code: VH169

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Mon, day, 20 Nov - 11 Dec '23

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

On this exciting course you will take your individual idea or image on a journey through different drawing and painting techniques to discover how the different processes effect the resulting art work.

We will explore hand-printing and monoprinting techniques as well as processes such as frottage and collage. The multiple cross overs between these art processes and drawing and painting will invigorate your image and create unexpected visual outcomes.

By building up sequences of images and manipulating them we hope to stimulate new ideas and
create a substantial portfolio of work over the term.

What will we cover?

- Different approaches to, and techniques of drawing, painting and hand printmaking
- How ideas for images emerge, develop and strategies to stimulate this process.
- How meaning can emerge through images, and be affected and changed by different materials and processes.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Experiment with mixing drawing, painting and print mediums
- Use several strategies that free-up your approach to making visual work
- Use a variety of processes to manipulate images
- Make informed editing decisions in terms of your own visual ideas.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

All skill levels welcome. The course is for anybody with an interest in art. For those with some experience who wish to take a fresh step and for those who so far have mainly just thought about making art.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Presentations, demonstrations, practical work, individual and group tutoring, and group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All materials are provided.


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may wish to further develop your work in printmaking -we offer a range of printmaking courses for all levels. Alternatively, this course can lead to working in collage and mixed media. There are a range of collage and mixed media courses occurring throughout the academic year.

Ruth Brison

Ruth has taught drawing, painting and mixed media for more than 30 years, at many levels including Further, Higher and Adult Education, all over the country, including Manchester, Birmingham and London. She studied Fine Art at Liverpool and Birmingham Universities and has exhibited diversely, including the Royal Academy in London. As an artist and educator she has an eclectic mix of skills and interests. Drawing is pivotal. Mixed media has become a central focus over the years and her practice has developed towards the interface between Fine Art and Textiles where elements of painting, relief and experimental textiles meet. Coming from a background of accomplished artists and educators’ she has spent many years developing values in educational practice and enabling students to access their own creative potential.

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.