A woman is standing in front of a painting of a woman holding a green umbrella

About Practical Visual Enquiry (VA01 Autumn)

A project-based class that will inspire your creative thinking and develop your painting, drawing, and mixed media skills.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course, you will learn creative painting, drawing, and mixed-media techniques through a project-based programme of classes.

In the Autumn term the class will look at landscapes with a particular focus on artist Haidee-Jo Summers.

The initial weeks of a project will include some whole-group tutor-led discussions and demonstrations. Otherwise, teaching is one-to-one and tailored to your needs, with students working more independently as the term progresses.

You will be guided according to your own level of experience to help you achieve your personal aims. Individual projects may involve studying a particular artist, artistic style or movement in art history.

In addition to practical drawing and painting techniques, the course focuses on creative skills, artistic knowledge and self-confidence. You will be encouraged to undertake independent research to inform and widen the scope of your work. Students are encouraged to peer-review each other’s work informally throughout the term. There is a whole-group review at the end of term and you will learn from other members in the group.

On completion of this course, students will have produced several paintings and drawings, along with supporting drawings, paintings, photographs, and research. You can have expected to have gained skills and confidence and enjoyed working in a friendly, lively class of like-minded people.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years at all levels.

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 are provided but you may wish to bring your own sketchbook and resources as the course develops.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. Any additional materials must be provided at the participant’s expense.

Who teaches this course?

Nick Logan

Dates and times

  • September – December