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Introduction To Art Techniques  

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  • TutorSarah Moss
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelBeginners

Wed 18 Apr, 6.30pm – 9.30pm | 12 wk Term £137 (£124) | Beginner Level | Age 18+

This project-based course will develop your skills in a wide range of painting and drawing techniques giving you the confidence to create your own works of art.

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. They will be offered an introduction to drawing and painting methods. 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 we can provide a learning 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.

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. The initial weeks of the course will introduce you to a range of techniques and ideas and the ways in which different artists use these to develop their own work. Through trying out these techniques for yourself, you will be encouraged to develop your own personal artistic theme, working in the media and materials of your choosing. There will be aspects of the course that involve group work and discussion, but as the course progresses you will be working more independently. You will be guided according to your own level of experience to help you to achieve your aims.

In addition to practical 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. Throughout the course students are encouraged to look at and discuss each other’s work informally throughout the term. There is a whole-group review at the end of term and you will learn a great deal from other members of the group.

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

This is a three hour class and includes a break.

Do you need to bring anything?
The drawing and painting studio is equipped with easels and drawing boards. Paper is provided that can be used during the lesson, and some basic art materials that may be borrowed on the day, such as pencils, charcoal, pastels, erasers, sharpeners, brushes and paint.

You may wish to bring additional art materials to work with.

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?
Sarah Moss

For an insight into the course visit Sarah's blog HERE

Please note: Terms run wc Mon 24 Apr 2017 | Half Term break (no session) wc Mon 29 May 2017 | End of Term, Final sessions wc Mon 17 Jul 2017 *

*We advise participants to keep the day and time of the course free for Half Term and the week following the end of term free for replacements sessions that may be required due to tutor illness or exceptional circumstances.