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Draw and Paint: Materials, techniques and ideas

Morley College
Course summary
12 weeks
English
London
Professional Training
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Course description

Draw and Paint: Materials, techniques and ideas

On this structured course you will be guided in techniques for experimenting with a range of painting and drawing materials to help identify and express your ideas.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Non regulated Community Learning provision, Crafts, Creative Arts and Design

Outcome / Qualification etc.

What will you learn

Experimental and traditional approaches to painting and drawing are explored.  Exercises are introduced to develop observational skills, dexterity and confidence. Techniques are demonstrated for a variety of media including oil and acrylic paints, oil pastels, inks, collage, graphite or charcoal.

The sensuous qualities produced with varied surfaces, tools or paints are investigated. For example, working with acrylic paint on unprimed (‘raw’) canvas, exploring methods for staining, masking and layering as well as wet into wet mark-making. Or painting on smoothly-primed surfaces with oil paint, using rag as a tool to drag back to the primed surface for a dramatic tonal painting.

Guided group and individual projects give opportunities for working for extended periods using one or several painting techniques. Examples of projects have been:

  • “Self-depiction” – exploring ideas of self-portrait through memory, appearance, sound, smell etc.
  • “Transposition” – generating a painting using a work of art or object in a museum as a starting point.
  • “Man-made / Natural” – developing studies towards paintings through observation of two objects, one man-made, one natural, chosen for their aspects of similarity or contrast.

Sketchbooks or visual worksheets are used as part of the process for identifying themes and sources for paintings. They are also used for the practical development of ideas through samples, experiments and variations.

Some sessions take place in galleries or museums or other public spaces. Regular group discussions facilitated by the tutor encourage you to realistically evaluate your own progress and that of your fellow students, sharing discoveries and learning from one another.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment

Why choose Morley College

Founded in 1889

13,000 students annually

7 minutes from Waterloo station

Expenses

The full tuition fee is £355, the concession fee is £285, and Senior fee is £320

About provider

Morley College

Morley College

Morley College London is one of the UK’s leading centres for adult education. The College is located 7 minutes’ walk from Waterloo station. Founded in 1889, Morley has a distinguished history in music and the visual arts. Today we offer...


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