Marle Place, Burgess Hill
19:00 - 21:00
2 hours x 10 sessions
What is the course about?
This is an introductory course designed for those who would like to sample and build upon a wide range of drawing and painting techniques, whilst developing a positive mindset in what can be achieved over a period of incremental steps.
You will explore or hone any existing skills through both representational exercises and create abstracts using both wet and dry materials in a variety of techniques, such as pencil, pastel, charcoal, crayons, and water based paints. You will sharpen and develop your observational drawing, using line, shading and texture; perspective and composition and work with colour theory and mixing, using acrylic techniques.
Through Still life, Photographs, landscape and figures you will have the opportunity to develop your own personal style and interests.
What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?
This is a continuation of an introductory course that is aimed at both complete beginners and those with some previous experience who want to continue and create greater experiences, where everyone is welcome to work in a sociable supportive group environment.
What do I need to bring with me?
Bring along any art materials you already have or would like to learn to use. Your tutor will give you plenty of support and advice as to which materials you might like to explore on the course. A pencil and cartridge paper and eraser.
Are there any additional costs?
Your tutor will signpost you to places where you can purchase art materials that are affordable and/or specific. The basic art materials for both drawing and painting to get you started will cost in the region of £20 in total.
What can I do next?
This course rolls over (after 1-2 years of the Beginner course. To continue your interest in art also we have courses in Painting, Botanical Illustration, Chinese brush painting and a myriad of other art courses. You may like to enrol on a project-based course that will allow you to develop your own ideas using a range of media, or a medium that you have particularly enjoyed exploring in this class. Also check out our Arts Week, to view on our website from the Spring Term. If you would like more information about progression opportunities, please speak to your tutor or other member of staff. Further information about career opportunities can be found by visiting https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk Aspire Sussex welcomes students from all sections of our diverse community. If you feel you have additional learning needs, please ask about the support which is available.
Course LocationMarle Place