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Barnes Through Painting & Drawing - OSO Arts Centre (C01140-161703)

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Price: £195.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon (13:00 to 15:30)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 10)

End Date: 10/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

The course aims to encourage you to explore ways of drawing and painting with joy and confidence, while acquiring expertise. Various techniques and approaches will be looked at in detail and suitable exercises will be offered. The course will benefit students with some previous experience who wish to practise and develop their skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

This course takes place at the Old Sorting Office - Barnes

Entry Requirements:

Intermediate beginners, intermediate and advanced learners are welcome, all will be accommodated at their individual level.
Some previous skills or knowledge are appreciated but not vital – there will be no interview or advice required before enrolment.

Course Content:

The "Barnes through Painting and Drawing" course will concentrate on images found in and around Barnes (this includes buildings, street scenes, people, trees, parks and the River Thames). We will use photographic images (your own or mine) to work from and occasionally, if the weather allows, go sketching outside. Various drawing and painting techniques will be explored, which will include pencil, coloured pencil, pen & ink, conté, crayons, pastel, watercolours, gouache and acrylics.
Teaching methods include: practical demonstrations, practical hands on experience, exchanging ideas and experience with others, keeping a sketchbook, looking at the work of inspirational artists within an art history context, formal instruction, individual tuition, personal and group critiques.
Tutor and student assess work in progress verbally on an individual basis. There will be group evaluation discussions at the end of each session.

Assessment Methods:

Protective clothing is advisable. You will need to provide all your own art materials and pay for any suggested visits to galleries and museums.
If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

Additional Information:

Depending on your development, you might wish to consider our higher-level Fine-Art courses.
Otherwise the following leisure courses are available:
Drawing from Scratch
Waterbased Painting & Drawing on Thursday
Oil Painting & Drawing
Intensive Portfolio
Life Drawing
Creative Collage

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

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