This Art course in covers painting techniques using acrylic paints. You will learn about colour mixing and a variety of methods to apply the paint, both diluted and straight from the tube, such as layering, glazing, scumbling, sgraffito, etc. There will be a variety of subject matter throughout the course including Still Life. You will be encouraged to look at other artists whether historical or contemporary to support your paintings.
By the of the course you will be able to:
Demonstrate colour mixing through your paintings
Use 4 or more different Acrylic painting techniques in your work
Produce al least 3 complete paintings one of which is a Still Life
Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines
How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.
What do I need to bring with me?
If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Please do not buy anything especially for the course before it starts, but bring along to the first session anything you have already that you think will be useful. Please bring an apron as painting can be a messy business.
What can I do next?
Longer or different Art courses or a further acrylics course.
What do I need to join the course
All students are welcome on the course, please contact one of the Arts team who will make sure it is the right course for you.
Students with all levels of experience who would like to explore painting using acrylic paints, the course assumes no experience of working in acrylic paint.
Getting to your course
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TWL/122354/M/PF.
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