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Brushes and paint palettes

Drawing and Painting - Improvers

Day of week:
St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level 2
09:30 - 15:30
15 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This course will be held at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone.

This full day course allows students to develop skills, techniques and a deeper understanding of watercolour. The course takes a methodical, structured approach to teaching the elements of painting and drawing, through projects that explore a particular aspect of technique or genre, step by step. The longer sessions mean that you will have time to really focus on and develop your work, benefiting from expert tuition in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

By the end of the course, you should be able
• Demonstrate and understand relevant techniques .
• Demonstrate successful and safe use of relevant tools, equipment and resources
• Use appropriate methods to collect ideas, research and experiment, broadening, questioning and developing your approach and quest for an individual and effective artistic vocabulary.
• Successfully review and evaluate your own work
• Research and evaluate the work of others to inform your own work and development

There is no set ‘homework’, but you are encouraged, if your time allows, to practise, research and do further work at home.

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.

View all courses taught by Caroline Clough 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. You will undertake critical reflection and evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.

You will receive one to one feedback throughout the 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 have 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.

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

What can I do next?

The tutor will give advice on further progression.

What do I need to join the course

There are no enrolment requirements for this course. Please speak to one of our team if you need advice as to whether this is the right course for you.
Students who have completed the Beginners course or have some experience and would like to have the time to immerse themselves in the subject in a day long class..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

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/112006/K/PF.