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This is a practical course aimed at those with some experience of observational painting and drawing techniques and approaches. The course focuses on traditional subject matter (figurative, still-life, landscape) at a more in-depth level, with an emphasis on extending understanding and application of established practical skills as well as experimental techniques. Learners will be encouraged to develop an individual style and 'voice' by identifying personal themes, interests and preferences for materials usage. Students will work towards personal projects as part of a programme that will include museum/gallery visits, practice-based technical demonstrations and group discussions addressing learners' intent. Attention will be given to particular themes prevalent in art history and in contemporary work.
Demonstrations, at home/studio practice, discussion, questions and answers, tutor, peer and self feedback. Observations and ‘show and tell’.
An understanding of basic drawing and painting concepts and approaches. Completion of Draw and Paint: learn the Basics or recommendation by your tutor, or presentation of previous work to course tutor for review.
You will need to provide the following materials: sketchbook, brushes, A3 paper, palette, basic acrylic or oil paints (to be discussed in class). Pencils, charcoal, putty rubber, cartridge paper (light and heavier weight for painting).
Please continue on to VPD141C, other mixed, intermediate or advanced level courses: Advanced Painting Practice, Pre-foundation or Foundation art and design