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Courses

Introduction to Painting & Drawing to Music 

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  • TutorSaranjit Birdi
  • Price-
  • Age-
  • LevelAll Levels

Fri 10 Nov, 10am -  4pm | £36 (£32) | All Levels | Ages 18+

Explore how music can inspire visual forms in painting and drawing using examples from the Bauhaus, American Abstract Expressionism and contemporary artists as a springboard to developing your own individual approach.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to students of all levels. Whether you are a complete beginner with no experience of drawing and painting to someone with professional art qualifications this course will challenge you to use music as inspiration for your visual images.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical art 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.

What will you learn on this course?
This one day course will explore how music can inspire abstract visual forms in painting and drawing. The study of historical examples from the Bauhaus, American Abstract Expressionism and the work of contemporary artists will serve as a springboard to developing your own individual approach. You will learn to understand how visual and musical or sound forms might translate, influence and inspire each other. A variety of musical forms will be explored.

The class includes group tuition and one-to-one support from the tutor. Guidance will be tailored to your level of experience to help you to achieve your aims for your work. There may also be some collaborative working with other members of the class.

The class will include time to view, reflect and constructively critique your own work and that of other students on the course, done in a friendly and relaxed environment. On completion of this course you can expect to have produced several drawings and paintings.

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, erasers, sharpeners, brushes and paint. 

You are encouraged to bring additional art materials to work with.

Are there any additional costs?
Any additional art materials must be provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?
Saranjit Birdi