Develop your Painting Skills | Ashford Gateway

Develop your Painting Skills at Ashford Gateway

Develop your Painting Skills at Ashford Gateway

Price: £279.00 Starts: 16/01/2020 Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Tutor: Stephen Thompson Ends: 26/03/2020 Location: Ashford Gateway
Level: Level 3 Day of Week: THU Duration: 10 weeks

About this course

This is an advanced course. Using oil and/or acrylic paints, mixed media and a range of drawing media, students will build on previous knowledge and experience. Working from a variety of subject matter, Students will be taught techniques and the underpinning formal elements (composition, perspective, scale, colour, etc) according to their individual needs. References will be made to relevant historical and contemporary artists, and there will be continuous individual and group appraisal. The focus/project for this Spring Term is.......Myself and one significant other. You will make studies/drawings of yourself and a person who has made a major impact on your life. Make studies and drawings of when you were younger and as you are now. These studies should include old photographs with direct observational drawings and paintings of yourself and one other.

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 painting techniques, e.g. washes, glazes, drybrush, wet in wet, impasto, etc.
Recognise the styles and techniques of fine artists.
Work to health and safety guidelines.

There is no homework requirement for this course.

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.
Your Tutor will give you feedback.

What do I need to bring with me?

Students need to provide their own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Please bring any materials and equipment you may need.

What can I do next?

Our longer courses help to prepare students to apply for Access to Art and Design foundation courses or relevant Art, Craft and Design Degree courses. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.

What do I need to join the course

This course is not suitable for beginners.

Experienced painters who wish to advance their individual work in the group situation and welcome group and individual critique. The course promotes self directed learning and is not suitable for those new to art.

About the Tutor: Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson BA Hons Fine Art, is a highly respected artist and teacher, with many years of teaching experience across all education sectors, including Head of Art at the English College in Prague. Stephen continues to exhibit work regularly and maintains an active presence in the Folkestone Art scene.

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Getting there

Ashford Gateway
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code ASH/76592/H/LC.
Course Code: ASH/76592/H/LC Book Now

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