The course will progress through a series of practical exercises and projects using a variety of subject/source material, aimed at promoting keen observation, improved drawing and paint handling skills with an exploratory approach to the expression of ideas and subject. The tutor seeks to equip students with the necessary skills, motivation and understanding to develop along the continually challenging search for a personal vision.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter.
Make drawings as studies for paintings and to explore and establish compositions.
Select and use the appropriate drawing and painting media, materials and equipment.
Mix colours using basic colour theory.
Use a range of water based painting techniques, e.g. washes, glazes, drybrush, wet in wet, impasto, etc.
Identify the styles and techniques of selected fine 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 an individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills., At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.
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, and a variety of pencils.You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. We have materials available to buy at competitive prices.If you have any materials/equipment that might be appropriate please bring them with you.
What can I do next?
Further Art courses.
What do I need to join the course
For this Improvers course it is recommended that students have completed a Beginners course, or have relevant experience., It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak with the Programme Manager before you enrol.
Getting to your course
Dartford Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DAR/113944/K/NC.
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