This course is for improver and advanced level students who would like to develop their drawing and painting skills as part of an immersive full day class that will take place each week throughout term. By extending the class hours this course offers students the time to learn and practice new skills and techniques under the guidance of an experienced tutor and within the context of a supportive peer group. In this way, it is more like a masterclass, where students have the opportunity to work with their tutor for longer each week and really hone their skills to develop their personal studio practice.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
Learn how to make preparatory drawings and paintings
Identify artists who inspire you and your work
Speak confidently with peers about work in progress and offer supportive feedback in kind.
Record in a work journal researched and developed project ideas.
Work to health and safety guidelines.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Camille Serisier
Camille Serisier is a visual artist who works across a range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, performance and video. As a National Undergraduate Scholar, Camille completed her undergraduate degree with First Class Honours at the Australian National University (Australia). She went onto complete additional training at the New York Studio School (USA), with the generous assistance of the Vera List Travelling Scholarship. Her work has been displayed internationally in galleries and museums, hard copy and digital publications, as well as in the form of temporary and permanent public art. In addition, she has a wealth of professional experience in the arts industry, having worked as a scenic painter for companies such as Opera Australia and as a curator for organisations such as the Museum of Australian Democracy. As an educator Camille has lectured at the Queensland College of Art (Australia), the University of Canberra (Australia) and been a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art (USA). Born in Australia Camille now lives and works in the United Kingdom.
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?
Students need to provide their own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements - tutors will advise accordingly. Please bring any materials and equipment you have that may be appropriate for your project or the direction you would like to explore.
What can I do next?
Our longer courses help to prepare students to apply for Access to Art and Design foundation courses or relevant Art, Craft and Design Degree courses. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.
What do I need to join the course
This is a course designed for intermediate and experienced artists seeking the guidance of an industry professional tutor, along with the support of an engaged community of peers. The course is for people who are motivated and engaged in their artistic journey.
Getting to your course
Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/117565/M/PF.
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