On this course you will be encouraged to 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 make drawings using a variety of materials to record from observation, secondary source material or imagination. These drawings will then be developed with painting mediums focusing on elements such as scale, colour, composition and surface qualities. You will then have the opportunity to select a printmaking process (dry point, monoprint or collagraph) that is most suitable to your support work to develop into a final print.
The course will be in the form of workshops and practical demonstrations to develop skills and the confidence to experiment. Individuals 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. There will be opportunities for group discussions.
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 for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners, improvers and advanced. It is suitable for people with no previous experience to those who wish to develop their portfolios to include print.
The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical creative activities. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
Do you need to bring anything?
For one of the drawing exercises please bring secondary source material in the form of good quality photographs or other images to work from.
Basic art materials will be provided but students will be expected to provide some of their own additional materials as the course progresses.
MAC can provide basic equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Are there any additional costs?
Any additional art materials are to be provided at your own expense.
Who teaches this course?
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