Explore your creativity

Course Dates: 16/09/20 - 30/09/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.

Description

What is the course about?

Begin your journey into art and art-making - try your hand at drawing, painting and other techniques, discover how to respond to the world around you, be inspired by other artists’ work, tap into your own imagination and bring your own ideas to life.

This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- How to start drawing and painting
- How to work with subjects and themes to trigger new ideas and creative thinking
- How to look at art then record and make your own responses
- How to develop your creativity further
Materials and processes include:
Collage, mixed media, mark making in pastel, pencil, paint, photography, monoprint, stencilling and texture.
Contextual exploration of other artists’ techniques.

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

- Employ a broad range of 2D creative techniques in a variety of media
- Record and develop your own creative ideas
- Identify ways in which to take your creativity further.

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

Beginners – no prior experience required. Come with an open mind and a willingness to try new techniques.

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

Pre recorded videos and worksheets will be available on Google Classroom, and regular Zoom meetings will provide the opportunity for group discussion and tutor feedback.

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

The following materials are reccomended: Soft Pastels or Oil Pastels, Acrylic paint, Magazines and coloured paper. You are welcome to use any other art materials you may already have.
Equipment: Craft knife or Stanley knife, Camera or phone. If you have a printer, that would be an advantage, as you will be sent resources via Google Classroom.

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

Any of our art and design courses that are aimed at beginners would be good follow on courses. Advice will be given at the end of the course by your tutor.

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Go along to this course to enjoy two days to develop your creativity through drawing and painting. Ideal for anyone who wants to start or restart drawing and painting.
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Review by Deirdre / (Posted on 19/04/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Ro Sylvester

Ro Sylvester is a veteran of film and theatre, having made costume and props for productions such as ‘Hellraiser’ and ‘Legend’ back in the ‘80s. She ran a costume studio in Covent Garden for some time, supplying the Opera House and other West End Theatres with costumes and props. Ro also made many props and costumes for pop videos including Eddie Grant, Supertramp and New Order. From the early ‘90s, she worked in secondary and 6th form teaching, delivering exam courses in Design Technology, Textiles, Graphics, Computer Graphics and Model Making. Having retired from teaching three years ago, Ro has worked to private commission in retail display, commercials and theatre. She has also worked as a tutor at City Lit, teaching; Model Making, Prop Making, Perspective, Pastel drawing and general creativity skills. This year she is making props for Xmas displays for stores in New York, Bordeaux and London. Ro runs a lively and fast moving classroom, helping students to explore their potential and progress onto other courses where applicable. You can see much of her work and that of her students on her website.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: VM919

Please choose a course date 

Wed, eve, 16 Sep - 30 Sep '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £60.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.