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Painting 1: Starting to Paint Course - Online
The course aims to develop skills in using drawing for investigation and for generating and recording ideas; develop skill and confidence in using a range of media; introduce important artists and movements in the twentieth century.
This course will develop your skills as a painter and your knowledge of painting. You learn how to analyse and select from the visual world and how to translate what you see into painting. You study art of the past, learn about the main approaches to painting over the last hundred years and see your own work in context. You will be using acrylics and/or oils and you will be developing your drawing skills. The course can be taken by a complete beginner or by someone with experience looking for a new approach to their work. We strongly recommend starting your painting studies with this course, but if you are convinced you have already covered the ground, direct entry to a higher level course is possible – but please speak to us first.
- Painting materials and techniques
- Understanding and using colour
- Perspective and the third dimension
- Picture composition
- Working from studies and photographs
- Painting the figure
- Painting outdoors.
You are allocated a tutor and receive their details in your course pack. You work from the course materials and send regular assignments to your tutor. These are returned to you with comment and advice. The course fee includes tutor feedback on your set assignments, but you can purchase feedback and comment on additional pieces of work if you wish