Drawing and Painting - Beginners and Improvers | Ashford Gateway

Drawing and Painting - Beginners and Improvers at Ashford Gateway

Drawing and Painting - Beginners and Improvers at Ashford Gateway

Price: £135.00 Starts: 06/01/2020 Time: 09:30 - 11:30
Tutor: Helen Easter Ends: 23/03/2020 Location: Ashford Gateway
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: MON Duration: 11 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22 to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

About this course

This Drawing and Painting for Beginners course will focus on developing basic drawing and painting techniques by using a variety of mediums such as: charcoal, pencil, pastels and acrylics.

You will develop your understanding of the creative process and awareness of techniques seen through art history and art contemporary practices whilst developing your skills.

You will develop your creative skills through a variety of interesting subject matter.
Students on this course should have none or little drawing and painting experience.
Your tutor will advise you to bring own art materials and sketchbook size A4 or A3 appropriate to the selected medium in the first lesson.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

1. Demonstrate and develop basic techniques and skills specific to the selected medium and subject
2. Demonstrate awareness of the process applied to art practices
3. Demonstrate awareness of successfully applying techniques by completing a series of drawings and paintings
4. Evaluate the successfulness of your own work and other student’s work by contributing to critics
5. Demonstrate awareness of working in accordance to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

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.

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 continuous feedback

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 materials 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

There are no enrolment requirements for this course.
Everyone is welcome to join this beginners course in Ashford. It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

About the Tutor: Helen Easter

Helen is an experienced tutor who has been teaching for 27 years. She delivers courses on painting and drawing, printmaking, papier mache, paper pots. Her main work entails images mixed with the abstract and she uses methods and techniques in all mediums. Helen has exhibited and sold her work in galleries in the UK and abroad. Her paintings have been used for book covers and greeting cards. She is involved with the British Fencing Association where her fencing images have been used for prizes; she also does commissions from fencers and was featured in The Sword magazine in January 2013. She has designed murals for Kent Children Libraries and has curated shows for Shepway council and Metropole Galleries which were featured in the Sunday Times as best shows outside London. Her website is www.helenbeeken.co.uk

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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/76622/H/LC.
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