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This online course will follow a structured programme covering approaches to abstract painting: materials & techniques, colour mixing, relationships & optical effects and abstracting from places, spaces, journeys & memories. Returners will develop personal projects with support from the tutor.
Practical projects Hand-outs Short talks Visual aids/demonstrations Individual tuition Group review/discussion. This is a practical class and you will spend most of your class time drawing and / or painting at home. The tutor will send you project briefs by email each week with options for 1:1 tutorial support. The class will use Teams or Zoom for group discussions, guidance on set activities, explanations and presentations. Although there are limitations when working from home, there is an opportunity here to harness and investigate ideas away from the college studio. If you are limited for space, this term's output could form the basis for paintings and drawings to be further developed on return to the Morley studio. Returning students are welcome, and projects will be agreed in discussion with the tutor.
The course is suitable for complete beginners to painting and those with experience in observational work. Experienced students are also welcome and will be able to refresh their skills or explore new techniques and materials.
This is an online course, offered during COVID-19 restrictions. It will be delivered using email and Teams or Zoom. You will need access to a personal device with internet and a camera, such as a computer, iPad or smartphone. A smart phone will be useful for photographing and sharing finished work. You will need to download software for Teams or Zoom prior to the first class (instructions and support will be sent to you by email; for Zoom you will need to download the app and follow a link sent to you by email. For Teams you will need to access your Morley Microsoft 365 account with your Morley College email and password).). You will also need to provide your own art materials.
Painting materials: acrylics, brushes, mixing palette, water containers etc. Additional materials are useful e.g. glue, collage papers and objects, textural materials and the course will adapt itself to what you have at home It is recommended to have a designated art place, however small where you can draw and/or paint. If you have a garden, you may like to try working outside where the light is different. You are advised to wear protective clothing e.g. old shirt or apron.
Progress to Advanced Painting Course, Art and Design Pre-Foundation or Art & Design Foundation/ Access Programme, as appropriate. Other visual arts courses.