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Still Life - Pastel, Paint and Charcoal - Online Live

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Delivered online
Level 1
13:00 - 15:00
6 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 is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.

This 6 week still life course is designed to explore and experiment with a variety of media and techniques. Students will progress through fundamental drawing and painting techniques which will form the basis of their studies. They will be introduced to a variety of artists and art genres as inspiration for their own work whilst gaining insight into the historical context of the subject. The course will include drawing objects, composition planning, understanding value, and the application of media and techniques. Designed to be informative, challenging and fun.

By the end of the course students will be able to:

Make preliminary drawings form to the basis of a still life composition.

Demonstrate how to create still life studies using dry and wet media.

Explain how the work of 2 still life artists have inspired their work.

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). This measure is dictated by circumstances.

Each class will commence with clear learning outcomes and usually a tutor demonstration, taking you step by step through the process.
One to one guidance and feedback is an essential part of learning and development, along with group discussions and informal critiques. You will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook/notebook and complete an individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. Later in the course there is an opportunity to explore a personal project allowing you the time to develop and interpret your own creative ideas.

You will receive feedback from your tutor.

What do I need to have with me?

Acrylic paints
A3 cartridge paper
Masking tape

What can I do next?

Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help identify the next suitable course for you. Alternatively visit our website

What do I need to join the course

This course is best suited to those with some prior experience in drawing and painting.

You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/111019/K/NC.