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Drawing and Painting - Absolute Beginners - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Level 1
16:00 - 18:00
11 weeks

This course is for those who are interested in starting to paint and draw. You will be introduced to a variety of materials, learn how to use them, and start to develop the building blocks for successful drawing and painting. Observational drawing skills, experimental drawing, both fun and technical exercises and group work are used throughout the course . The course will cover basic drawing lessons, in tone and shade and form using pencil, charcoal, pen and pastel. Also covered will be experimental and fun exercises, designed to stimulate creativity and creative expression. You will learn about colour theory and how to mix paint, and use different types of painting techniques to best effect.

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

Draw more accurately from observation;
Mix colours using basic colour theory;
Plan a composition;
Identify the work of relevant artists' work covered in the course.

Please note that this is the online option for a dual delivery course, running simultaneously with MAI/122610/M/LC Drawing and Painting - Absolute Beginners, delivered by Angela Wooi.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Angela Wooi

Angela Wooi is an artist and illustrator. She graduated from Wimbledon School of Art and UCA with a BA Hons in Fine Art.
An award winning artist, she works in mixed media, using drawing painting and collage and also designs costumes . Her background in theatre design and creative direction gives her a unique edge within her creativity. She is a founder member of the arts cooperative Making Art Work based in Maidstone. Her teaching style is structured but fun, challenging and exciting .

View all courses taught by Angela Wooi here

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors.

What do I need to have with me?

You will be given a full list on the first day of the course. On the first day you will need an A4 sketchbook of cartridge paper and a set of artist’s pencils that includes some hard pencils ( H) and some soft (B). If you are unsure just bring an ordinary HB with you on the first day.

What can I do next?

The Improvers course.

What do I need to join the course

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/122612/M/LC.