On this exciting course, you have the opportunity to explore a range of different mixed media and collage techniques. The emphasis will be on combining water-based media such as watercolour and acrylics, with a variety of drawing media, e.g. pencil, charcoal, pastels, etc.
You will discover how various media work together to produce finished pieces.
Throughout the course reference will be made to contemporary and historical artists who have used mixed media and collage techniques.
By working from both direct observation and from photographic references you will create developmental pieces of work with the aim to produce a final piece.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
Select and use a range of water-based painting media in combination with dry drawing media.
Have a greater understanding of colour theory and colour mixing
Experiment with combinations of media and collage techniques.
Explore formal elements such as: line, tone, colour, texture, shape & form to develop visual ideas.
Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter.
Produce a series of compositions that use mixed media and collage techniques.
Select and use the appropriate brushes and materials.
Work to health and safety guidelines.
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.
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 (B/ 2B).
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?
Further Fine Art courses.
What do I need to join the course
Students who have completed the beginners course or have some experience using art media.
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
Broadstairs Adult Education Centre
St. Peters Road
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code BRO/118887/M/LC.
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