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Drawing and Painting Improvers - Elham - Village Hall

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Elham Village Hall, Canterbury
10:00 - 12:00
15 weeks

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 is delivered at Elham Village Hall which offers ample parking.

Traditional and experimental drawing and painting techniques will be explored, including mixed media approaches. By working from both direct observation and from photographic references and sketches, you will encounter a variety of interesting and stimulating subject matter - landscape, still life, natural forms, etc. Reference will also be made to the work of other artists as appropriate.

By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Demonstrate improved technical skills in drawing and painting.
- Apply a variety of drawing and painting techniques effectively.
- Expand your knowledge of composition and visual storytelling in artwork.
- Develop a more refined sense of colour theory and its application in artwork.
- Adapt your observational skills to acquire accurate representation of subjects.
- Develop a personal artistic style that reflects your individual expression and creativity.
- Work to Health and Safety guidelines as stated in the completed workshop agreement

These outcomes will be the basis of all learning.
Additional Personal Learning Outcomes will be negotiated with your tutor to better meet your individual needs.

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

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Christopher Bone

Christopher Bone MA Fine Art. Chris established a studio in Folkestone in 1985 and has since developed a reputation as an accomplished painter, exhibiting regular in Kent and London. He teaches the principles and techniques of drawing and painting in all mediums, making reference to the history of art as appropriate.

View all courses taught by Christopher Bone 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.

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

Please remember to bring your face mask, as you will be required to wear your mask upon entering the venue and while walking around the building. Once you are seated in the classroom, face masks are not a mandatory requirement as your will be seated within the 2 metre guideline to meet COVID social distancing.

What can I do next?

During your course your tutor will offer guidance in your personal progression route,
Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the Art. In addition our courses support application to "Access to Degree Foundation courses" leading to Higher Education opportunities.
Kent Adult Education web site offers many courses for students wishing to develop a self employed business. Please speak with your tutor if you have an interest in self employment or an interest in developing career options in this chosen path.

What do I need to join the course

This course is for learners who have some experience of Drawing and Painting who want to develop their skills.
For this Improvers it is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

Getting to your course

Find us

Elham Village Hall
High Street

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/128784/N/PF.