A Crash Course in Painting

When and Where

Dates
11 Jan 2020 - 15 Feb 2020 (15 hours, 6 weeks)
Days and times
Saturday 13:30 - 16:00
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£150
Concession fee
£120
Senior fee
£135

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Course code
VPD284A

What you will learn

This intensive course is aimed at people who want to learn to paint or to improve their painting skills. Sessions will cover different aspects of painting from direct observation, giving a solid foundation for development. Materials provided in first session.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Paint confidently from direct observation
  • Generate colours using different techniques
  • Explore expressive brushwork and gestural marks

Class format and activities

2. Class format and activities
You will be painting in response to direct observation of still-life objects. Through demonstration and discussion your tutor will introduce various approaches to painting: colour washes, tonal underpainting and expressive mark-making. As well as making fast studies, there will be opportunity for re-working a painting for a longer period.

There will be group discussions facilitated by the tutor.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

The course is suitable if you are a beginner and if you have some experience and wish to develop your work in a new direction.

What you need to know before you enrol

This course takes place in D11, which is a classroom on the first floor with no lift access. There are no aprons provided for students.

What you will need for your class

Materials are provided for the first session.
In subsequent sessions, you can purchase paper, paint and primer at cost price from your tutor (£1 per session).
Do bring in your own materials if you have them including a range of your own brushes, including a flat bristle brush 25 – 35 millimetres wide.
It is advisable to wear old clothes or bring an apron or old shirt and to wear stout shoes.

What you can do next

The technical and observational skills learnt on this course are useful in a wide range of art disciplines. You could continue on to courses in Drawing and Painting which are offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels at Morley College.