Course Description

Course Description
This course will encourage creativity in the use of drawing and painting materials whilst working from still life, flowers, seascapes, landscapes and organic forms. Integral to this, you will gain a solid introduction and grounding in the elements of drawing: line, tone, colour, pattern, perspective and composition.
Frequent reference will be made to contemporary and historical drawings and paintings, presenting a wide range of approaches and expression. Each session is carefully structured and timed to enable learners to reflect and respond in more personal ways to their own projects as well as group assignments. Participants will leave the course with some great drawings and paintings as well as improved knowledge, skill and understanding of the art of drawing and painting.
Prosp Description
Through active participation in a variety of observational exercises, you will broaden your experience of painting through a variety of techniques, colour mixing, practice drawing skills, plan compositions, colour combinations and use of mixed media.
The emphasis will be on exploring and developing your own individual style and approach.

Learners will:

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/practice basic techniques of paint 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 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.

Prosp Learn
Learners will need the following tools and equipment:

Learners will need the following tools and equipment:

• Basic drawing equipment of your own choice (at least one HB pencil and rubber);
• A sketchbook or cartridge paper to draw on.
• Assessment will play a regular role in your tuition, both initially to set you on the right learning path, and continually during the course to help you achieve personal goals and standards.
Prosp Anything Else
You will need to purchase your own materials as discussed above. Prosp Additional Costs
You will be equipped with a portfolio of work and a foundation of core creative skills that will empower your art for years to come.

There are a range art appreciation and art history courses available at MAE which you may attend dependant on your personal aspirations.

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.
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
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. Prosp Ictskills
By participating in the live class you accept that you understand that drawing painting/ 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 an art activity and you will need to be suitably dressed, for online working you will need protect your work surface and be mindful of the correct Health & Safety processes when working with art mediums. MAE is not responsible for damage to items in your house / home or person.
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Prosp Health
2.50 hrs per session
14 session(s)