26 March – 14 May 2020
TUTOR Michael Durning
DAY Thursday 10am – 12pm
DATES 26 March – 14 May (8 weeks)
LOCATION Art Studios
This course enables participants to spend a morning (10am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-3pm) or full day (10am-3pm) in the studio, building the skills and techniques necessary to practice in watercolour, oil or acrylics. Tutor-led demonstrations will encourage experimentation in a variety of media and genres, developing individual styles and approaches. This is a studio-based class, where participants can work on their individual pieces, at their own pace with encouragement, and with tips and critique from Michael Durning. Suitable for beginners to more experienced artists wanting to improve their skills in an environment of supported practice.
Structure and Course Content:
Students will gain skills in colour theories, technical handling of materials, materials knowledge and art history. They will learn how to paint and draw from observation and create visually appealing works.
Over the course, areas of study will include: landscape and aerial perspective, understanding form, portraiture, graphics and harmonies of colour theory, expressive painting, drawing urban form, oil painting, composition and using line drawing.
Michael Durning, former president of the Paisley Arts Institute, studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, graduating with a BA (Hons) in 1992. Michael went on to study an MA in Fine Art at Gray’s School of art in Aberdeen and has since exhibited his paintings throughout the UK and Europe.