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About Draw, Paint, Print (VA104 Autumn)

Develop your creative skills through a range of drawing, painting, and printmaking techniques. This will enable you to explore the qualities of various materials and processes whilst creating and developing a small body of work.

What will you learn on this course?

During this course, you will be encouraged to make drawings using your own preference of subject matter, using a variety of materials to record from observation, secondary source material or imagination. These drawings will be used to inform the other work you create.

You’ll develop your initial drawings with painting mediums, focussing on elements such as scale, colour, composition, and surface-qualities. You will also have the opportunity to select a printmaking process (dry point, monoprint or collagraph) that is most suitable to your work, to develop into a final print.

The course will feature practical demonstrations and one to one facilitation to help develop skills and the confidence to experiment. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own individual projects. The tutor will tailor guidance to your level of experience and help you to achieve your aims for your work.

On completing this course, you should gain an understanding of how work can be developed from initial ideas into resolved pieces of creative work. You will have produced a small portfolio of practical work including drawings, paintings and prints.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to students of all levels, including beginners with no prior experience and improvers who are looking to refine their skills.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

Basic art materials will be provided but you may wish to bring your own sketchbook and your own art materials as the course progresses.

For drawing exercises, please bring secondary source material in the form of good quality photographs or other images to work from.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. Any additional art materials are to be provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?

Angela Maloney

Dates and times

  • September – December