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With the beauty of flowers as our central focus and past great artists for reference, on this practical course we will journey through techniques that capture flowers’ shape, colour and form in a variety of ways.

What will you learn on this course?

We will use artists such as Elizabeth Blackadder, Monet, Klimt and William Morris to focus our attention on a variety of ways to interpret and represent floral themes in art and design. This approach will provide enormous opportunity to experiment in working in a variety of media and styles, to teach and extend your abilities.

This course will offer students both a practical opportunity and informative critical insight, affording all levels an opportunity to explore traditional and contemporary styles.

The tutor will demonstrate techniques pertinent to the subject material alongside relevant information on approach and composition. Depending on our reference material will we experience using watercolours, gouache, oil pastels, paper collage, pastels and mixed media and more - you can engage at the level you feel comfortable. 

The tutor will use a mix of group demonstrations, individual support and the examples from her own practise to guide you through the process explaining the materials and teaching the techniques. You will receive individual support on your work and how to approach and shape your work as required.

The end result will be your own portfolio of works of floral art.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels, including beginner, improver and experienced students. It is suitable for people who are both completely new to textiles and those who want to extend and improve their techniques and learn new approaches to design.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring along any reference material that interests you.

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?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course? Claire Leggett

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