25 February – 31 March 2020
TUTOR Sharon Thomas
DAY Tuesdays 6 – 8pm
DATES 25 February – 31 March (6 weeks)
LOCATION Art Studios
In our experimental inter-generational series of art classes, adults and young people are invited to attend art classes together to learn processes, create work, support and inspire one another and collaborate. The courses are designed at an adult teaching level with in-depth skills and processes to create considered and professional pieces. Young people aged 8-15 are offered a reduced rate on the classes and are invited to take part with their parents or guardians, allowing them to participate in a more professional and focused class.
This programme of drawing will explore what line can do in many media to render places, people and objects. Working individually and in collaboration, the older/younger mind and hand will render small and large scale artworks on paper. Demanding both verbal consultation as well as the use of silence, visual story-telling will provide an exciting drive for the artists to complete a series of completed art works. Continual documentation of this will be encouraged, culminating in an informal exhibition where students will share and discuss the wide ranging final art works presented.
Suitable for all levels of experience, this course will inspire exploration of all of the visual elements such as line, tone, texture, shape, form and colour; using a wide range of dry materials such as lead/coloured pencil, charcoal, pastel and biro upon varying textured/coloured papers. A range of different artists from the past and present will be looked at to prompt thinking and exploration of all of these materials and concepts.
This course is designed to encourage exploration of materials where making mistakes and continual critique will prompt unique and powerful drawing outcomes.
Week 1: Intro/ pencil
Week 2: Charcoal
Week 3: Pastel (colour)
Week 4: Collage/pen (monochrome/colour)
Week 5: Individual development
Week 6: Collaboration/Exhibition/Critique
Sharon Thomas is a practising painter based in Glasgow, lecturing at Glasgow School of Art, represented by Teverina Fine Arts in Italy. Trained in Glasgow School of Art (BFA 2001) and New York Academy of Art (MFA 2004), recent exhibitions include: Curator’s Choice, Leeds College of Art (2017), Vokse-Vaerk, Museet For Religios Kunst, Denmark (2015); 21 Revolutions, CCA, Glasgow and Royal Scottish Academy (2011-13); Herstory Portrait, Paisley Museum (2012)
Image credit: Sharon Thomas