Art Makers - Pastels and Acrylics (part 1)

Ref: C3127195

Art Makers meet once a week at the Malvern Cube to explore basic drawing techniques. This class provides a basic introduction to using paints and pastels. We will be using a variation of still life arrangements for our subject matter. More experienced students are welcome to join the class as it is a great opportunity to work on their observation skills and improve their technique.

Course aim

To introduce drawing techniques and introduction to the use of pastels and acrylic paints. The sessions will focus on a still life study. The students can experiment with the use of different media to exlplore their study.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • This class will improve observation skills.
  • Basic principles of using chalk pastels, blending and mark making.
  • We will look at composition and the arrangement of visual elements.
  • Introduction to the use of line, shape and tone
  • Basic principles of using acrylic paints

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Art Makers - Pastels and Acrylics (part 1)

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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