Through active participation in a variety of observational exercises, you will broaden your experience of watercolours, practice drawing skills, colour mixing, a variety of watercolour techniques, planning compositions, colour combinations and use of mixed media. The emphasis will be on developing your own individual style and approach.
At advance level, learners will be continuously encouraged to expand their creative ideas and their technical potential. Learners will also be able to develop their drawing and painting skills through a range of materials and techniques.
1. Observe appropriate health and safety requirements in the art studio as set out in the MAE ground rules/learners contract.
2. Be able to use basic techniques of watercolour, watercolour mediums, convert images, explore and experiment with colour pallets through making their own compositions;
3. Use or practice a variety of drawing techniques and learn the fundamentals of drawing;
4. Develop research skills by looking at various artists' work and techniques;
5. Incorporate relevant mathematical skills as part of the course through studying pencil measuring, proportion, shapes, geometrical forms, patterns, balance and symmetry;
6. Build their confidence in planning and designing their own personal projects as well as taking part in group discussions;
7. Engage with and respond to a piece of art to practise comparative language and adjectives, which can stimulate and develop creative and critical thinking skills.
Use of Information Learning Technology:
Learners can make use of computers/internet to research selected work from various British and international contemporary and historical artists to inspire, enhance and develop their own creative learning. This will lead to an on-going critical and analytical review of their progress.