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Course summary
25 hours
329.17 GBP excl. VAT
English
Part time
Leisure / Fun Classes
Next available date: 07/10/2020 18:00 - Nottingham
Course Dates
Nottingham
07/10/2020 18:00  (English)
329.17 GBP
21/04/2021 18:00  (English)
329.17 GBP
02/08/2021 10:00  (English)
329.17 GBP

Course description

Acrylics Now

This course is ideal for those people new to acrylics and those with some experience.

It will cover the basic tenets of acrylics; the materiality of the paint, the support (board, canvas, paper or other) and the tools required to create different effects.

Throughout the course there will be a range of practical activities and inspiring projects for you to engage with, supported by demonstrations of specific materials and techniques, and supportive group critiques.

On this course, you will:

  • complete colour mixing exercises
  • apply paint through traditional methods using a range of brushes
  • move on to more inventive mark-making with palette knives (to create impasto effects), as well as dripping and pouring diluted paint.

You will be encouraged to assemble images and identify your own potential subject matter, and reflect on your approach to acrylics between sessions.

You will have the opportunity to engage with the basic handling of materials and processes through a selection of tried and tested exercises, and you will be encouraged to look closely and respond to your own environment and cultural experience when realising a project.

This is a practical course and the subject is underpinned by theory and art historical references.

The course introduction will include a brief overview of the relatively new tradition of acrylic.

However, the focus will soon shift to contemporary uses of acrylic and artists using this medium will be explored and researched.

The course is anchored in the stuff of acrylic painting; whilst the focus is on acrylic paint as a specialised medium, there will be opportunities to experiment – e.g. using it as mixed media and/or with collage techniques.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you will have created a portfolio of new, innovative work.

The course could also be a means to progress within fine art into different materials or approaches.

Tutor Profile: Margot Shores has taught drawing and painting at the Royal Academy as well as schools and various universities and colleges.

In addition to her BA and MA in Fine Art she has a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training.

Margot’s expertise lies in providing a studio situation in which everyone can achieve their individual goals.

She specialises in experiential learning and questioning to enhance students creativity, offering a platform from which students own art can be launched.

As a practicing fine artist, Margot focuses on drawing and painting and undertakes commissions.

Need accommodation for the summer?

You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Accommodation can be booked online via the course homepage.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: Beginners as well as those with some painting experience are welcome.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

25 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative class size: 14

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