The aim of this programme is to introduce participants to a wide variety of painting skills, materials and processes. This course is aimed at those with some experience in painting skills, but who wish to expand their existing practice. Through structured lesson plans the students would develop skills and confidence in the areas of Drawing, Painting, Observation and Visual Research.
There are no formal academic entry requirements. This programme is suitable for anyone wishing to explore their creative potential and learn new skills. Students will also be required to provide certain materials. Further information on materials required will be issued upon request.
Content includes painting tools/techniques, colour use/ application, painting methods and mixed media. Students will develop their ideas through research and experimentation while also working on a personal project. Students will be
encouraged to experiment, develop ideas, and establish a creative approach. The use of sketchbooks is also to be highly encouraged. Through practical exercises students will explore painting as a means of recording, observing and analysis for visual development. They will explore painting techniques and processes, experimenting with a range of diverse materials. Through painting exercises students will develop hand-eye co-ordination and select/consider the appropriate use of methods and materials.
Continuous evaluation will take place during the programme with final evaluation on completion of programme. Each participant should produce at least three to four small finished works, although the work would be ‘process led’ rather than product orientated