*This class is fully booked*
26 February – 15 April 2020
TUTOR May Byrne
DAY Wednesday 2 – 5pm
DATES 26 February – 15 April (8 weeks)
LOCATION Art Studios
This course will involve a lot of experimentation, trying out expressive techniques, looking at colour and the application of mixed media to communicate the wild energy of nature. You will experiment with paint, collage and mono-print to create vibrant landscapes and abstractions. By the end of the block you will have translated all these explorations into some personal artworks to take away. There will also be some communal activities, creating a large landscape painting using a number of the above techniques.
Suitable for all, including beginners, improvers and more experienced participants.
Structure and Course Content:
Week 1 –
Outcomes: Produce a series of simple, expressive mono-prints to create a bank of papers to use in week 2.
Skills: Basic mono-printing, using mark-making tools, creating own mark-making tools, producing positive/negative prints and trying out layering techniques.
Week 2 –
Outcomes: Create a simple, collaged landscape using own prepared papers.
Skills: Looking at colour, tone, pattern and composition, additional mark-making, embellishment and application of paint to create an experimental landscape image.
Week 3 –
Outcomes: Make a range of small images by experimenting with inks, watercolours and other media to create a range of papers with a variety of expressive marks.
Skills: Splattering, dripping, using water with inks, wet in wet, wet on dry, drawing into wet paint, wax resist, and other techniques, working with canes to draw and paint – creating a range of small inky paintings on paper.
Week 4 –
Outcomes: Produce an inky landscape painting using techniques learned from previous week.
Skills: Create one painting on paper from own preferred image.
Week 5 –
Outcomes: Experiment with a limited palette. Creating a series of small paintings.
Skills: Working large and small, drawing with charcoal and using a limited palette.
Week 6 –
Outcomes: Making and filling a small concertina sketchbook and filling it with imaginary landscapes using experimental techniques.
Skills: Using tape, inks, water, gesso, collage, drawing, frottage, layering, to create imaginary landscapes.
Week 7 –
Outcomes: Same as last week but working to own theme/resources.
Week 8 –
Outcomes: Create a landscape painting, working from a preferred image and applying some of the techniques learned in previous weeks.
Skills: Completing one painting demonstrating some/all skills learned.