This course provides a comprehensive introduction to learning to draw and paint and is ideally suited to those who wish to become more intensely involved from the outset. In a congenial, supportive studio environment, learning becomes fun and productive.
The course structure has been developed to help participants to re-connect with the language of both drawing and painting. Aspects of observation and the processes of seeing are delivered gently and without pressure.
The first half of the year moves at a fast but manageable pace covering the basic but fundamentally important principles of line, tone, composition, perspective, colour and the application and mixing of paint.
As the course progresses, more in-depth projects are integrated into the learning structure. Through observation, you are introduced to abstraction and pictorial structure, to transparency and opacity, surface, depth, and application.
On completion of this course you will be able to draw and paint with greater confidence and will have practised the visual fundamentals should you wish to attend the year-long course Painting 2 – L2.
From 2020, we have also included a half-day, Saturday session, 'What Do You See? with Deborah Crowe. There are also Art History sessions with Linda Yang, scheduled once a week over terms 1 & 3.