Course Description

Course Description

For this course you will attend lessons online working on projects at home with group tuition from your tutor. Please do not buy tools and equipment until you know that the course will run.

Join us on-line, through the Zoom app,
You will need to have the Zoom app loaded on your computer or laptop or tablet and be able to access your art equipment whilst seeing the screen on your device. You will be expected to understand the basics of using Zoom. Please have a practice before hand and make sure you know how to join a meeting, switch between gallery view and speaker view, mute and unmute yourself and raise your hand. (All very simple once you’ve had a quick practice!)

Learners will explore ways to create colourful and creative portraits based on photographs. Portraits are always a challenge, but by using some tips and tricks employed by portrait artists throughout the ages, you can create fun and satisfying images. Students will use collage, drawing, painting and more to look at different ways of creating images inspired by the human face. Part of the course will be to look at some classic portraits in different media and think about why we create them
Prosp Description
1) Look at how Tudor artists used a stencil to create a portrait and try it for themselves
2) Create at least one portrait using tracing paper
3) Use collage to create a fun doodle portrait
4) create a monochrome or poster style portrait
5) create a decoupage and collage portrait.
6) create a portrait using carbon paper and an abstract background.

Prosp Learn
This course is suitable for everyone keen to learn and improve their art skills, whatever their background. Prosp Suitable
You will need to prepare the following tools and equipment before the start of the course:

A full break down of materials will be given in session one, but you will need:

• a drawing pencil,
• 90 gram tracing paper,
• an a3 sketch pad,
• drawing pens,
• coloured pencils,
• scrap paper or light card,
• pva glue and paper napkins - but don’t get these yet, we will explore why you need these in the course and suppliers also be discussed.

Prosp Anything Else
see above Prosp Additional Costs
Your tutor can talk to you about other subject related online workshops available.

Medway Adult Education works with many partners locally such as UCA and the University of Kent; information about their courses can be found in our studios, café and on Moodle. Medway has an exciting and wide-range of events, exhibitions and activities to inspire and help you make further progress - please see the community noticeboards in the Rochester centre and again on Moodle. Your tutor will be able to talk through with you individual progression options.
If you wish to explore your learning, work or career options, you can speak to a fully trained careers advisor on 0800 100 900. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
If you need further advice please telephone 01634 338400
Prosp After
In order to get the most out of your course you will need to attend as many sessions as possible. We recommend at least 90%. If you do have a holiday booked during term time please let the tutor know in advance so that we can help you catch up on missed sessions and ensure that you still achieve the course outcomes. If you are unavoidably ill or unable to attend please contact 01634 338400 so that we can let your tutor know, and so they can send you any work you may have missed Prosp Attendance
It should help you gain in confidence in using zoom Prosp Ictskills
Health and Safety Disclaimer
By participating in the live class you accept that you understand that art involves potentially hazardous tools and equipment and that such activity carries the risk of injury. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your motor skills and physical ability.
It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from Medway Adult Education, you will not exceed your limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate level of task for your skills and abilities.
You understand that this is a creative activity and you will need to be suitably dressed, you will need protect your work surface and be mindful of the correct Health & Safety processes when working with wet paints and water. MAE is not responsible for damage to items in your house / home or person.
The creators, owners and distributors of this site and the material available MAE are not responsible for any injuries you may experience as a result of your use of this site and the material contained here on. By remaining on this site and/or accessing and / or using any material, you are accepting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow these basic instructions.

Prosp Health
Zoom Etiquette

You will be sent an email link with the unique meeting ID for the class.
You will need this ID to join the ZOOM hosted class.
Await the invite and then join the class

We are so pleased you are joining us – but in order for all of us to have an enjoyable experience it is necessary for you to ensure that your microphone is on MUTE throughout the class, which is easily located in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.

The exception to this is at the beginning and end of the class we will all say hello with microphone on UNMUTE, so that there is a feeling of being together in the class, so we will UNMUTE on arrival and then MUTE during the class - otherwise we run the risk of hearing people’s dogs barking, telephones ringing, sound feedback etc.

If you have a question or wish to share something with the teacher, please UNMUTE and ask.

At the end of the class you will again be invited to UNMUTE – so we can say goodbye.

To join the class

Open the zoom application and select 'join a meeting'. When prompted enter the meeting ID that the tutor has sent you via email.

Please join the meeting 5-10 minutes before the class start time.
The meetings are set-up to start with participants microphones muted.

Note the quality of the picture and sound will be much better from a laptop, tablet or PC– a mobile phone may be very small and the sound quality much less.

To pin the teachers video feed to be the one in view, hover over the picture of the teacher, 3 dots will appear at the top right of the picture, click these, in the drop down menu that appears, choose 'PIN video'.

Prosp Elearn
1.50 hrs per session
6 session(s)