Drawing and painting from the imagination intensive

Course Dates: 20/07/20 - 23/07/20
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Clare Barton-Harvey

Explore the richness of drawing, painting and the creative imagination. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating and enriching your imaginative engagement, with a range of subject matter. This course provides complementary experience and a valuable addition to more formal drawing and painting courses.

Description

What is the course about?

Explore the richness of drawing, painting and the creative imagination through a variety of practical methods and guided exercises to access and develop your imagination. The aim of the course is to step aside from formal understanding and to engage directly with your perception, energy, and imagination. This course complements, and is a valuable addition to, more formal drawing and painting courses.

What will we cover?

During the course we will explore ways of accessing the imagination and create paintings from a variety of sources of inspiration. You will be introduced to a range of artists and their sources of inspiration ranging from everyday life, to landscape, colour and visionary experience. Each session will offer some skills input e.g. on colour, creative process, painting methods, ways of developing your own subject matter and articulating your experience directly through the medium of paint. You will develop a toolkit of painting methods and approaches that will inform your work into the future. There will be a guided mindfulness meditation practice each day to aid concentration in your painting practice.

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

- identify and employ a variety of sources of inspiration for your imagination
- draw and paint from your imagination
- employ a toolkit of resources to access, free-up and sustain your imaginative engagement
- develop a body of work from initial sources
- identify how mindfulness can support creative practice.

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



Suitable for all levels of experience – for beginners to drawing and painting who wish to explore this subject and/or stimulate their art practice, as well intermediate level draughtspersons/painters who wish to refresh their practice and/or expand their skills and resources in the field of Imagination. Bring an open mind and be prepared to let go, play and experiment.

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.

Please note that we use acrylic paint (not oil) and a variety of drawing media including ink on the course


You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion and collaborative tasks.

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

- through demonstration of painting methods
- individual and group practical exercises
- one to one tutoring
- group discussion and evaluation
- some short personal research tasks
- slideshows, hand-outs and other practical learning resources.

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

All basic materials are provided.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.

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

Advice will be given at the end of the course. General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This course is a great place to grow and experiment. I learnt a great deal, both about art and my creative self, and have loosened up in my approach to creating art. I highly recommend this course.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/08/2019)
This is a great course if you want to explore your skills, at whatever level. A very supportive and creative environment.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/08/2019)
I would highly recommend it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/07/2019)
A fantastic opportunity to develop creativity and insight into one’s own painting, in an open and encouraging environment.
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Review by Ann / (Posted on 25/07/2019)
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Book your place

Course Code: VM812

Mon-Thu, day, 20 Jul - 23 Jul '20

Duration: 4 sessions

Full fee: £299.00
Senior fee: £239.00
Concession: £182.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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