Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Course Code: VM509
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
Broaden your understanding of visual language, and focus on particular areas in painting in more depth. Develop a greater proficiency in the use of oil or acrylic paint and become familiar with a varied range of techniques and their appropriate applications.
What will we cover?
There will be a variety of painting exercises and projects aimed at developing your painting skills and understanding of painting. Projects will vary according to the strengths and interests of each course tutor, however the underlying core elements will not differ.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- apply painting methods such as glazing, impasto and wet on wet
- use formal elements, such as tone, composition and colour effectively
- be aware of the effects of surface quality and texture in an image
- have basic skills in appraising your own work
- start to select areas of interest for further development.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Intermediate level, not for beginners. You should have some painting experience and it is helpful to have completed a 'Painting 1' or 'Introduction to painting' course.
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, individual and group tutoring, group discussion, demonstrations, visual presentations and handouts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Basic materials are provided, such as acrylic and oil paint, basic brushes and paper.
If you would like to extend the range for your personal use, your tutor will be able to advise you on what to buy and where to buy it from. Please wear old clothes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
From 'Painting 2' you can progress to the wider Painting curriculum such as the 'City Lit fine Art Course', 'Painting and the Creative Imagination', 'Develop your Painting' or 'Ways into Abstract Painting'.
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.