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Beginners Art Course


  • Bradwell-on-sea England (map)

This is a  6-week art course will be an introduction to sketching/drawing. It will allow the student to have fun exploring their individual creative abilities with various mediums. The course will be a foundation for further development of the skills acquired over the 6 weeks.

"We all have creative abilities but the fear of failing can sadly stop one from discovering the wonderful joy of art. Being able to create the perfect, accurate drawing or painting does not always have the quality of expression. Many renowned artists have, and do create art that is not perfect, e.g. Matisse, who’s paintings of hands were not perfect but the impact of his work with colour and expression are remarkable.

The aim of this course is to allow the students to discover their abilities and gain confidence, to play with different mediums, which is the path to find out what they are capable of. 

Course Outline:

Week 1: Introduction

a.  What is Art?

b.  Playing with and discovering:

     Pencil

     Charcoal

     Ink

     Graphite 

c.  Demonstration of the above mediums.

d.  Sketching with help (something very simple)

Week 2: Exploring - Shape, Form and depth

a.  Introduction talk about the above with a demonstration.

b.  Using the mediums of the first week to explore shape, form and depth.

Week 3: Practical work

a.   "Still Life” demonstration, using the mediums you are now familiar with.

b.    Fast response sketching using own choice of mediums. This excercise allows the student to respond to their first impression/feeling about what they are seeing. It stops over thinking and allows the eye to pick up on the main focal points and is fun to do. 

Week 4: Expression

a.    What is 'Mark making"  

b.    Practicing and exploring Mark making, creating feeling, expression and impact into your work

Week 5: Adding Colour

a.     Exploring colour with demonstration.   

b.   Using Ink, Acrylic

     Brushes, sponges, sticks

d.   Discussion about the work created.

Week 6: Last lesson

a Sketching something each student has brought with them.

b What is negative space demonstration.

c. General discussion about the course.

*Register your interest & direct any questions below*

Earlier Event: March 4
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Later Event: March 11
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