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 will be held at Staplehurst Village Centre, HIgh Street, Staplehurst TN12 0BJ
This course aims to develop your skills in drawing and painting and enrich your ability to create expressive work in different media and projects. We begin by looking primarily at drawing, exploring the practical steps in interpreting subject matter through line, tone, texture and form. As you progress you will learn how to use colour and look at the basics of composition and design. You will be encouraged to explore your own chosen painting and drawing mediums (not oil paint), and to develop an individual responses to thematically based work based on a variety of subject matter which may include still life, flowers, natural objects and landscapes . This course allows those students with some experience to further develop their skills. The course will include some life drawing.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Make drawings and paintings exploring a range of materials and methods (charcoal, ink, pastel as appropriate) to an appropriate level.
- Demonstrate use of tone line and form to model your subject and understand the role light plays in describing form.
- Demonstrate application of painting techniques and principles of colour mixing relevant to the subject to an appropriate level.
- Demonstrated awareness of health and safety relevant to the course.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Caroline Clough
Caroline Clough has a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited and sold paintings in galleries in London and the South East and has taught painting and drawing with Kent Adult Education since 1986. She currently works mainly with watercolour, mixed media and acrylic and enjoys experimenting and working with a range of subject matter.
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. 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?
To the first class bring 2b,4b,6b pencils A3 sketchbook. As you progress you will need a range of paper including watercolour paper, paints, drawing materials and portfolio. You may have built up a range of materials before attending. As you progress you can select what you need.
What can I do next?
The tutor will advise on further progression.
What do I need to join the course
This course is suitable for both beginners and those who have experience. It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the course.
Getting to your course
Staplehurst Village Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAI/111988/K/PF.
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