Large-scale drawing and painting projects
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VM899
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda Bracken started her teaching career at the Serpentine Gallery, researching, developing and delivering projects to a range of audiences, which illuminated the art work on show in the exhibition programme, including a teachers’ pack for the Bridget Riley exhibition. She also gained substantial experience developing projects and workshops within the education departments of The Drawing Room, the Estorick collection, The National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria Miro Gallery in particular Alice Neel: Portraits. Bracken holds an MA in Fine Art gained at Central Saint Martins. She also holds a BA in joint Art/Dance and a PGCE gained at Goldsmiths College London. Brackens paintings, drawings and installations have been selected for exhibitions in London and nationally including the Drawing Room, ASC Gallery, C and C Gallery and Atkinson Gallery Millfield. ‘I am interested in colour and form in all its permutations and the qualities of the substance of painting and drawing-the figurative, the abstract and the in-between. Citylit has a diverse Art department where I can use my experience to stimulate students to develop their own work'.
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.