Course overview

This is a fun and friendly face to face intermediate course in Chesterfield, based at the Parish Centre, Stonegravels. Our theme will be animals and we will use a range of drawing and painting techniques to render different surfaces and textures. We will also explore a range of painting materials to create compositions. We will be looking at how other cultures have characterised animals to inspire us and practise practical drawing and painting skills for you to use on your own project.

Course description

The Animal World is our theme to explore a range of painting and drawing techniques and materials. We will investigate how different cultures through time and across the world portray animals and explore painting in these different styles.

Topics and imagery will be provided by the tutor but learners are encouraged to explore and find imagery and other resources that they are interested in. There will be sessions planned for students to finish work and for students to suggest topics and images.

Materials will include water colour, acrylic, soft and oil pastels and others that the group may suggest, with sessions on preparing paper canvases and choosing paints, brushes, palette knives and other tools. Each demonstration will provide materials for learners for experiment with and see what they would like to continue using, so that learners can try before purchasing their own.

This is a friendly and supportive group offering a space for experimentation.

This activity includes materials that can stain and spoil clothing, learners are encourage to bring an apron or overshirt.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

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All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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