Introduction to Art for Beginners Evening Course

Venue, Timing, Cost

Vitreus Art Studio
Tuesday, 8 June, 2021 to Tuesday, 13 July, 2021
7pm to 9pm
Art, painting and drawing evening courses at Vitreus Art

A course for people who have never painted or drawn but have always wanted to try!

Making art is a skill that anyone can learn with practice, mostly rooted in skills of observation. In this six week course we will look at many aspects of art, including still life, figure drawing, and landscapes.
We will also try different media such a pencils, paints and charcoal. If you have wanted to join a course but felt intimidated, then this is a great place to start and will give you skills that you can then use to access all kinds of further art courses or develop at home.
The 6 week course structure:

Session 1 - Introduction to using pencil and mark making.

In this first session we will look at the absolute basics: How to use pencils effectively, and how to sketch an object you can see quickly and accurately.

Session 2 - Simple Still Life (charcoal and chalk)

Looking at how objects relate to each other when we draw them, look at light and shade in our work, and experiment with using charcoal.

Session 3 - Getting Painty with Colour theory!

Mixing colours effectively; what colours should you use straight out of the bottle? What should you mix to get the most vibrant blends? We will also be using Acrylic paints.

Session 4 - Creating a simple landscape.

Looking at composition and perspective to help us put together a 3D landscape. We'll discuss different shapes you can use to make your picture visually interesting, then use watercolour paint to create a snowy scene.

Session 5 - Drawing people and portraits

Drawing people! We'll all have a turn at being models for each other if you're feeling brave. We'll look at proportions of the human figure and face and then try to make a self portrait. This session we'll be using pencils again.

Session 6 - Drawing with ink

Working with lines you can't rub out, and talking about the importance of being confident about where you put your mark on the page.

Student Materials: Please bring a sketchbook at least A4 in size, pencils B-6B, an eraser and a sharpener. All other materials are provided.

No previous experience is necessary just a willingness to have a go!
Step by step demonstrations
Variety of mediums to explore in a structured course
Small class sizes - max 5 students
Paint/sketch along with your tutor
Refreshments included
An opportunity to make creative new friends!
Course cost £125 per person for all 6 sessions

If you have any questions prior to the start of the course please do not hesitate to contact us.

This 6-week course takes place on these dates and times:

Tuesday 8th June 7pm-9pm- Introduction to Art For Beginners
Tuesday 15th June 7pm-9pm - Introduction to Art For Beginners
Tuesday 22nd June 7pm-9pm - Introduction to Art For Beginners
Tuesday 29th June 7pm-9pm - Introduction to Art For Beginners
Tuesday 6th July 7pm-9pm - Introduction to Art For Beginners
Tuesday 13th July 7pm-9pm - Introduction to Art For Beginners

Find out more and book your place here:

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