The Adults Beginner Art Class caters for the absolute beginner as well as those who feel there are gaps in their understanding of basics. No experience is needed.
The course cycles through different units over one year. At any time a student may decide to move into the Intermediate to Advanced group. The emphasis is hands-on. To facilitate this, there will be demonstrations, discussions and viewing of relevant selected artworks.
We aim to introduce you to the basics of painting and drawing in a supportive and flexible environment. Flexibility is important. Every class, and every student, is unique. Where necessary and applicable, the course will be adapted and tailored to the on-going interests and developing expertise of the class and the individual members of the group.
Over a year we cover the folowing:
The wonder of colour mixing and colour harmonies through colour mixing exercise, viewing works by selected artists and applying this to projects on canvas. We will be looking at ways to apply acrylic paint. Watercolour will be introduced in term 3. Ways of applying paint will be demonstrated and you will have the opportunity to experiment, observe and apply.
The basic elements of composition and design will be introduced along the way. These are built into everything we do when creating an artwork.
We will cover structural and observational drawing, the versatility of charcoal and graphite.