Drawing into painting
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VM133
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Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course introduces you to a variety of ways of approaching drawing and painting. You will learn the basic skills needed to draw and paint from observation and the imagination, and will develop confidence in using a range of drawing materials and acrylic paint.
What will we cover?
Through a series of practical guided exercises, you will be introduced to ways of seeing shape, light and shade, and proportional relationships and learn ways of drawing with line, tone and a range of mark-making to begin to render light, shape and volume in your drawings. In painting, you will learn how to organise a palette, mix colours and use a range of painting techniques. You will work with a range of drawing materials including pencil and charcoal and in painting, acrylic paint.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Draw and paint with more confidence from observation and the imagination
- Employ a variety of ways of using line and tone to express light, shape and volume in drawing
- Use basic colour theory and and practical methods for mixing colours from observation
- Use a range of painting techniques such as 'impasto', 'scumble' and 'glaze'
- Create a painting from its initial drawing stages, to completion.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.
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.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Practical work, tutor demonstrations, presentations, 1:1 guidance and discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All basic materials for the course are included.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Drawing and Mindfulness, Drawing 2, Painting 1, Mindfulness and Painting
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Eleanor develops precarious and fragile forms through drawing, painting and sculpture. The abstracted forms of the sculptures are heavily influenced by drawings of architecture, organic forms and landscape. The work questions the interconnection between personal identity and place. Eleanor spent her formative years in Japan before moving to London. She completed the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School in 2008 and the Turps Art School’s Studio Programme in 2018. She has been teaching since 2008. Website: www.elbedlow.co.uk Instagram: @eleanorbedlow
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.