Get skills in: brush techniques for painting

Course Dates: 03/02/20 - 17/02/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Paul Dixon

The fundamentals of painting are as important for the beginner as they are for the more experienced artist. This course will be an in depth focus on brushwork, how to improve your mark making and develop fluency in the mediums of acrylic, watercolour and oil paint.

Description

What is the course about?

Ideal for the beginner but also useful for the intermediate painter who wishes to revisit fundamental painting skills, over three weeks we will explore the behaviour of the brush when using acrylic, watercolour and oil paint. We will also take inspiration from artists who put the brushmark at centre stage in their art work such as Bernard Frize, Peter Doig and Joan Mitchell. You will receive guidance on how to improve your brushwork, aiming for greater fluency to make every brushmark count, and greater variety, to build the vocabulary of your brushmarks.

What will we cover?

Types of brush
Impasto and glazing
Working wet in to wet
Use of mediums to improve the flow of paint
Making economical brushmarks
Increasing your vocabulary of your brushwork
Traditional and experimental mark making.

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

Handle paint with greater fluency and economy
Use mediums to achieve the desired flow of paint.
Make marks fluently in acrylic, watercolour and oil paint.

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

Ideal for the beginner, no previous painting experience is necessary.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for
health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

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

Tutor demonstration
Practical activity
One to one guidance
Group discussion.

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

Basic materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring any extra or special materials.
Students who have their own set of brushes are recommended to bring them. Students are also recommended to bring their own photos, drawings or objects to inspire their paintings.

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?

A wide variety of painting classes are available at City Lit for further progression, including the Hands On Art History courses which offer specialised painting classes inspired by moments in Art History.

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Very useful as introduction to Ipad art
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Review by J Barton / (Posted on 25/11/2019)
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Course Code: VM434

Please choose a course date 

Mon, eve, 03 Feb - 17 Feb '20

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £119.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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