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Art In Context  

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  • TutorHelen Tarr
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelAll Levels

Mon 16 Apr, 1.30pm – 4pm | 12 wk Term £132 (£119) | All Levels | Age 18+

A project-based class that encourages deeper research into a subject matter or artist that will inspire your creative thinking and develop your painting, drawing and mixed media skills.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. Beginners may be completely new to drawing and painting or may not have done it for some time. Improvers may have previously completed courses at mac or elsewhere and will benefit from an opportunity to develop their skills further.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities as the room is wheelchair accessible and a support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.

What will you learn on this course?
Develop your painting, drawing and mixed-media skills, and a better understanding of art history, through a project-based programme of classes. The projects will focus on developing a range of painting and drawing skills through studying an artist, style or movement in art history. While this theme may vary from term to term there will be an emphasis on discussion and research into the history and context of the project theme.

You will be encouraged to informally share artistic and historical research you have undertaken to inform and broaden the scope of your projects. There is a whole-group review at the end of term and you will learn a great deal from other members of the group.

The course will begin with whole-group discussions and demonstrations relevant to the project. Subsequent teaching will be one-to-one with students guided according to their own level of experience to help them to achieve their aims for their work. You will be encouraged to interpret the projects in your own way, informing your ideas with appropriate research.

Depending on the project emphasis, students will usually complete several paintings and have supporting drawings, paintings, photographs and research in their sketchbook and folder. You can also expect to have gained skills and confidence in painting and drawing and enjoyed working in a friendly, lively class of like-minded people.

This is a two and a half hour class which includes an informal break.

Do you need to bring anything?
Basic materials will be provided but students will be expected to provide some of their own additional materials specific to their own project.

There will also be access to free wifi but learners will need to bring their own ipad or laptop devices for research. We will also make use of the digital projector in the room.

Are there any additional costs?
As the course progresses students should expect to provide some of their own art materials that they bring to the class at their own expense.

Who teaches this course?
Helen Tarr