Both oil and acrylic painting media and 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:
Work from a variety of primary and secondary subject matter.
Make a preliminary drawing to establish a composition.
Select and use the appropriate brushes and materials.
Mix colours using basic colour theory.
Use a range of oil and acrylic painting techniques, e.g. glazes, drybrush, wet in wet, impasto, etc.
Recognise the styles and techniques of fine artists.
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.
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 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 Access 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, you will need to have already completed a Beginners course, or have equivalent experience.
It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.
Getting to your course
Hawkinge Community Centre
Heron Forstal Avenue
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code FOL/90930/J/NC.