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Tester Session: Experimental Drawing and Painting 

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  • TutorAngela Maloney
  • Price-
  • Age-
  • LevelBeginners/Improvers

Fri 21 Apr, 4pm - 6pm | Tickets £5 | Age 18+ | Beginner/Improver Level

Learn the skills and techniques of drawing and painting through an investigation into experimental approaches that involve embracing mistakes and taking risks.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners and improvers. It is suitable for people with no previous experience and those who wish to develop their practical skills and confidence. The course may be accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in practical craft 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 course will teach you the basic skills of drawing and painting through an investigation into experimental approaches that involve embracing mistakes and taking risks. You will have the opportunity to work with a broad variety of materials and explore the qualities of each medium. You will be producing drawings, paintings mixed media and collage etc. During the first half of the full term course new techniques and media are taught through practical demonstrations and workshops. These are designed to help you to develop the skills and confidence to experiment. In the second part of the course you will be able to develop your own individual projects in your preferred mediums. You will be encouraged to work independently with some 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 will be opportunities for group discussions and critique. On completing this course you should gain an understanding of how work can be developed from initial experimentation into resolved pieces of creative work. You will have produced a small portfolio of practical work including drawings, painting, collage, mixed media.

Do you need to bring anything?

Basic art materials will be provided but students will be expected to provide some of their own additional materials as the course progresses.

Are there any additional costs?

Any additional art materials are to be provided at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?

Angela Maloney