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Drawing and Painting - Improvers

Day of week:
Carol Gay
Broadstairs Adult Education Centre, Broadstairs
Level 2
13:00 - 15:30
10 weeks

This course is designed to teach you further techniques to drawing and painting and help develop your confidence and skills through a range of weekly tutored lesson.

You will explore a range of exciting materials and develop further your knowledge of colour theory, light and shade, composition as well as look at a variety of artistic styles.
You will be taught different techniques and tips to enhance your approach to landscape, still life and personal projects.
Materials you could use within your projects are Watercolour & Acrylic paints, Charcoal, and Pastels.

This course will be informative, challenging and fun.

By the end of the course you will:

Demonstrate an understand the colour wheel and mix colours appropriately in your paintings
Have a greater understanding of composition and maximising the viewers focus.
Use at least 4 different materials to produce sketches and drawings
Produce a final piece of work that incorporates all that’s been taught on the course
Develop mark making techniques using other artists as inspiration.
Work to the health and safety requirements.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Carol Gay

Carol is a practising designer and textile artist.
She studied Textile Design at Winchester College of Art gaining a BA honours Degree.
Throughout her years designing for the fashion and furnishing textile industry she has worked with clientele such as M&S, Monsoon and Oasis. She has exhibited at Premier Vision (Paris) and Texworld (USA)
In 1994 she completed her Post Graduate Certificate of Education enabling her to combine her love for designing with teaching. She has many years teaching both Art & Design and Textile Design.
Carol has exhibited periodically in group shows throughout the South East and is currently working on her next body of work which demonstrates her love for colour, texture, pattern and the environment she is surrounded by and its endless possibilities to inspire.

View all courses taught by Carol Gay here

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.
One to one guidance, group critiques, self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated on the ILP

What do I need to bring with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy.
However, all students should bring an A4 sketchbook of good quality cartridge paper, preferably with a hard cover and ring bound and a variety of pencils.

You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Some of our centres have their own ‘shops' where you are able to buy things at competitive prices.

If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.

What can I do next?

Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.

What do I need to join the course

For this Improvers course it is recommended that students have some relevant 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

Find us

Broadstairs Adult Education Centre
Hilderstone Centre
St. Peters Road
CT10 2JW

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code BRO/118843/M/PF.