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Art for Beginners - Improvers - Elham Village Hall

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Elham Village Hall, Canterbury
Level 1
19:00 - 21:00
12 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

This course is held at Elham Village Hall with ample parking.

An art course to get you started. Using a variety of drawing and painting media and materials, e.g. pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, ink, you will explore a range of techniques, and will gain confidence in using the formal elements - line, tone, colour, texture and composition. By working from both direct observation and from photographic references and sketches, you will encounter a variety of interesting and stimulating subject matter - landscape, still life, natural forms, etc. Reference will also be made to the work of other artists as appropriate.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter.
Produce darwings and paintings that demonstrate a basic awareness of the formal elements.
Select and use the appropriate media, materials and equipment.
Mix colours using basic colour theory.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Christopher Bone

Christopher Bone MA Fine Art. Chris established a studio in Folkestone in 1985 and has since developed a reputation as an accomplished painter, exhibiting regular in Kent and London. He teaches the principles and techniques of drawing and painting in all mediums, making reference to the history of art as appropriate.

View all courses taught by Christopher Bone here

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. Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. 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. However, all students should bring an A4 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper, preferably with a hard cover and ring bound and a variety of pencils. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements.
Due to COVID restrictions, this class is being offered with a maximum of 8 students due to 2 meter social distancing.
You will need a face mask upon entering Elham Village Hall and while you move within the shared space. However, once you are in the classroom, face masks are not mandatory as you will be seated under the social distancing rules.

Please adhere to the venue's signage and rules. Currently, there is no kitchen facility and we would remind students to bring any cups, flask and drinks with you.

There is an ample car park on site.

What can I do next?

Improvers art courses. Kent Adult Education offers a variety of courses and we would encourage you to speak with your tutor and look at our web site.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome. No previous knowledge or experience needed.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

Getting to your course

Find us

Elham Village Hall
High Street

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/108108/K/PF.