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Drawing and Painting - Beginners and Improvers

Day of week:
St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level 1
19:00 - 21:00
11 weeks

Please note that this is the in-centre option for a dual delivery course, running simultaneously with ONL/122526/M/LC Drawing and Painting - Beginners and Improvers - Online Live, delivered by Angela Wooi.

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.

To find out more about our drawing and painting courses, watch this short video:

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?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.

What do I need to bring 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

Everyone is welcome to join this course. No experience of knowledge of the subject needed. Have a chat with one of our Creative team who will be able to make sure this is the right course for you.
The course is most suitable for students with no or a very little experience of drawing and painting.

Getting to your course

Find us

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAI/122524/M/LC.