Monday, 12:30pm - 2:30pm from 2nd November 2020 until 30th November 2020 for 5 weeks.
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £66.00.
The concessionary fee is £34.00.
Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.
For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support
page on our website or contact the ACRES team.
Please see additional cost information below To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials or text books until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date.
How to enrol?
You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.
This course will build on from Introduction to Drawing and Painting. Through observational drawing, studies of tone, form, colour and composition the core skills of Art will be explored in greater depth.
This course's focus will be landscape art.
We would like to make you aware that we are expecting to return to face to face teaching on Monday afternoons at the Belmont Centre in the New Year. Please check our website for regular updates.
What you already need to know
This course is, ideally, for those who have attended a year of Introduction to Drawing and Painting courses or have some experience of the basic foundation skills of art.
What you will learn
The focus of this course will be landscape art.
You will continue to develop observational drawing and accuracy of line, use tone to show form, develop painting techniques, apply colour theory and have opportunities to create finished compositions. There will be an opportunity to experiment with the effects of different mediums, evaluate the work of a variety of artists and record your own personal development through the use of a sketchbook.
Part 2 students will continue to explore different approaches and techniques and build on skills as the year develops.
Topics covered will include:
Form and how to produce the effect of dimension with light and shade
Devices and approaches that can help improve the accuracy of drawing
Building a repertoire of brush marks and painting techniques
Creating artwork using a selection of different compositional rules
Exploring aspects of colour theory for different effects
How you will learn it
Using the online medium you will learn directly from your tutor as well as through tutor demonstrations, presentations, online resources and group discussion. Through practical work, there will be an opportunity to explore your own ideas and methods and to receive individual tuition. There will also be an opportunity to look at the source material and the work of other artists.
Padlet will be used to create an online interactive course support page with information, images, examples, demonstrations and video links uploaded to support each session as well as an online gallery for student work. Both of these can be accessed via the links given at the course start and can be used to support your development both in and away from the online classroom.
What do I need to bring to the first session?
ACRES' online courses will be taught in real time using the video platform Google Meet, supported by other online resources. To ensure you get the most out of the course and can fully participate in the sessions you will interact with your tutor and other students through speaking, listening and the chat function, as well as being able to see each other via the video links, though you can turn off your camera and microphone at any time.
You will therefore need to have access to either a laptop, computer or portable device (eg tablet or phone) (this ideally needs to be less than 5 years old), with a camera / webcam and microphone, as well as a good broadband / Wi-Fi connection.
Though it is not essential, you may choose to create a separate email account for your online learning (preferably Gmail which is most compatible with Google Meet). This will give you the added security to allow you to share your email address with your tutor and other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.
At the start of the course and before each lesson your tutor will send you an invitation with a link to join the class and any further information including resources and equipment you will need for the lesson.
Materials and items you will need to do the course
An A3 sketchbook/paper.
Drawing materials - different grade pencils
Painting kit - preferred paints and brushes, palette, water pots.
A portfolio to keep your work together but a large bag will do optional
How much extra study or practice is involved?
You may wish to spend time at home practising skills and techniques from the classes.
What do previous students say?
What I enjoyed most about the course was -
I feel most confident with drawing. I've learnt to use perspective, which has definitely improved
Actually knowing that I can draw and paint! I am most proud of the faces I have drawn and painted
and tonal value and colour paintings.
What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?
If you would like to continue learning drawing and painting, Riga's next Drawing and Painting Part 2 course will start on 11th January. We hope to be able to offer this course back in its usual venue, the Belmont Centre.
Please check our website for all up to date information on all ACRES upcoming courses.