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Brushes and paint palettes

Art Masterclass with Liam Barden

Day of week:
The Cube, Folkestone
Level 3
10:00 - 13:00
11 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 module will cover an in-depth look at the materials and tools used to create various forms of abstract drawing and painting. Each painting medium demands to be used in a particular fashion and can create unique pictorial effects.
Abstract painting can take many forms, it can be way to express a certain individual version of reality, using observations of nature as a starting point. It can be created completely from one’s imagination without any reference to external realities or can be a result of experimentation and process-based practices. Throughout the course you will engage with each of these methodologies and create experimental pieces that explore the potential of each approach.

You will engage with process such as pouring and dripping paint, using sticks to draw from a distance, using knives and scrapers to add and remove paint surfaces, layering translucent and opaque paints, soaking canvas, and using found materials. All these things help one to become immersed in the physical act of creating a painting and ‘letting-go’ of any inhibitions or pre-conceived notions of what a painting ‘should’ be.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
Created a series of drawings and paintings that explore gesture, materiality, process, and subjective interpretation
Record in a work journal researched and developed project ideas.
Identify the tools and techniques to explore abstract painting in a more direct way .
Make links and references to relevant abstract artists.
Work to 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. 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. Some centres have their own shops where you are able to buy some materials at competitive prices. Please bring any materials and equipment you have that may be appropriate.

Please remember to bring your face mask as you will be required to wear the mask upon entering the venue and walking around the venue. Once you are in the classroom, face masks are not a mandatory requirement as you will be seated under the 2 meter social distancing requirements to meet COVID guidelines.

At present, there is not a kitchen facility and therefore, we advise you to bring your own flask, cup and beverage.

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

Students with some experience who are interested in a range of fine art media and processes, and aim to develop their skill levels.

Getting to your course

Find us

The Cube
Tontine Street
CT20 1SD

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/109492/K/LC.