This course has concessions available

Painting And Drawing: Processes And Materials

Work on a range of drawing and painting projects focusing on techniques, processes & materials. The course will explore the relationship between drawing & painting and work towards finished pieces. This course is open to all: Beginners, improvers and returners.

Who is this course for

The course is open to:
Beginners, improvers and returners.
Students who attend other courses in the Mary Ward Art Department.
Foundation and Pre-Foundation students building portfolios for application to higher education.

What does this course cover

Drawing in different ways for different purposes
Using a variety of techniques and materials to make expressive and sensitive drawing
Drawing styles
The basics of drawing
The differences between drawing and painting what are they?
The uses of drawing for painting, adapting drawings
Painting basics: Materials, colour, tools and application methods
Means to invention - Using drawing imaginatively
Resolving a painting
Considering weekly work of other artists

Improve basic drawing and painting skills
Develop personal and inventive approaches
Be more confident with basic skills in using these to explore and develop ideas
Have a familiarity with materials and techniques
Be able to reflect on their outcomes constructively

What will it be like

Lecturing and demonstration: question and answer
Encouragement and participation
Group 'crits'
Written and oral self-reflection and evaluation

Progress will be assessed on a one-to-one basis during the period of the course. Students will be encouraged to discuss and agree solutions with the tutor in areas of the work that are causing problems.

There may be occasional trips to galleries.

What else do you need to buy or do

At the start of the course the materials required by students will be outlined by the tutor
Some basic materials are provided by the Centre.
Students will be encouraged to build their own collection of equipment
The tutor will inform the group in advance of any special materials required.

What this course could lead to

Other courses in the department or elsewhere. Pre-Foundation and Foundation courses, Degree courses.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

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