Mixed Media Art –
This is an opportunity to learn different media and find out what suits you. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media and produce finished pieces of art work.
During the course you will learn by demonstrations, group discussion, pair work and individual practice. You will gain an introduction to a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, chalk pastels and watercolour. Projects will be introduced by the tutor and then tailored to suit individuals.
Projects will include: landscape, portrait, still life, architecture or your own personal project. As well as learning the media, you will learn some fundamentals of drawing and painting, such as: line, tone, proportion, composition and basic colour theory. There will also be the opportunity to look at the work of other artists for inspiration and ideas.
By the end of the course you will have gained more confidence in selecting and developing media and ideas. This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
Any extra cost incurred during course: Basic materials will be provided by the centre. If you undertake extension work you will be advised by the tutor what materials to buy as the course progresses. The tutor can provide information on how to buy art materials on a budget.
Equipment to be provided by student: Basic material will be provided by the centre. Many art students also like to have a sketch book but this is an individual choice.
Please bring plenty of source material eg. Photographs, postcards, magazine cuttings and other visual imagery which is of interest and may be incorporated into your work.