Art Class - On Location Inside Out

Ref: C3528515

This three day intensive drawing course will take place in the setting of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, inspiring beginners and improvers to develop skills of line, tone, perspective and colour mixing in response to the stunning interiors and Victorian garden.

Course aim

This drawing course will introduce students to the skills of line, tone, perspective and colour mixing, using pencil, pen and pastel pencils, while gaining an understanding of the Russell-Cotes collection, interiors and garden.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Students will be taught how to measure proportion , how to shade and create form and how to mix colours using pencils, pen and pastel pencils. Learning these skills will be a great foundation for creative self development. Students will also gain a special understanding of the interiors, garden and collection of the unique Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and its Victorian context.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1) draw from observation, creating a simple composition using line and tone. 2) gain mastery of a range of drawing and painting media: pencil, pen, and coloured pastel pencil. 3) make a convincing interior sketch using perspective. 4) create an expressive garden sketch using colour. 5) gain an understanding of the collection and history of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Students will receive one to one feedback on their progress on a continuous basis, but also benefit from group discussions about the tasks in hand.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Students will need to have a range of art equipment for this course. This will be: an A3 cartridge pad, coloured sugar or pastel paper, an HB, 2B and 6B pencil and black drawing pen, an eraser and a small set of pastel pencils.

Reading and information sources

No, but you could familiarise yourself with the Pre Raphaelites and Victorian Art in general.

What could the course lead to?

Students may like to progress on to the On Location Perspective course at Bournemouth Library.

Download full course outline

Art Class - On Location Inside Out Course Outline


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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