Large-scale drawing and painting projects

Course Dates: 23/04/21 - 11/06/21
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Enjoy a lively, more active way of art-making and make work on a grander scale. Complete a number of projects that explore how big can be beautiful, challenging and surprising.
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Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £155.00

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Course Code: VM889

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Started Fri, day, 23 Apr - 11 Jun '21

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Explore different approaches to making large work using a variety of techniques and methods. Working to a set brief each week, respond to a number of stimuli including objects, found images, your sketches and imagination. Consider how scale affects composition, proportion and mark-making as well as how to use drawing and painting materials when working on big pieces.

What will we cover?

- Experimenting with a variety of large formats
- Scaling up preliminary sketches and studies
- Techniques to create large work using the floor, wall and other supports
- Artists who have created large scale work and their methods of making and display.

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

- Create a range of work in a variety of large-scale formats
- Work with more confidence when planning and making large work
- Identify artists working on a large-scale, their methods and motivations.

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

This course is suitable for students with some drawing and painting experience.

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

Mini lectures, set projects and briefings, individual and collaborative work and group discussions.

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

Paper and standard materials are provided including charcoal, ink, graphite, pastel, chalk and acrylics. You may bring in canvas - stretched or unstretched. Please wear comfortable clothes to allow easy movement. Feel free to bring your sketchbook or work that you’re interested in developing further.

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

Develop your art practice further with more of our art and design courses. Try other specialist drawing and painting courses or consider longer courses including Extended Drawing for Artists and Makers, the City Lit Fine Art course or our Developing your fine art practice course. For more information, please browse the website or speak to a member of the art and design team – call 020 7 492 2700 or email visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.

Amanda Knight

Amanda Knight studied Botanical, Medical and Natural History illustration at Falmouth School of Art in pre-digital times when encyclopaedias graced bookshelves and Infographics upheld an applied mode of 2D practice. On graduation, Amanda worked freelance in industry, notably at Helicopter studios in Soho, with clients in publishing, advertising and design. She also took her first steps in Adult Teacher training, working as a part-time teacher of A-level art. Community Arts and personal Fine-Art practice gradually replaced industry with freer avenues, accompanied by post-graduate study at Central Saint Martins (2000). Amanda also studied on the transformative City Lit Fine Art course for which she is now joint Course Co-ordinator. Amanda has experience of art-fair and gallery sales, represented by Stark Gallery from 2005-2012. Subsequent project work has seen a return involvement with contemporary, socially driven arts projects and fringe artist communites such as Teatro Vivo, Urban Art and Deptford X. She has twice been selected for inclusion in Creekside Open, and accepted into professional studio groups Brookmill Studios and Deptford Foreshore.

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.