Minerva Centre Hexham

Arts & Crafts Course in Hexham

Basic Design Course
Basic Fine Arts
Drawing & Painting


Arts & Crafts Course Hexham

Course Classes Venue:
The Minerva Centre
17 Hallstile Bank
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46

Class Times:
Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Course Cost:
Cost per student/per day is £35.00 (most art and craft materials are supplied by Minerva).

Basic Design Course


Overview

The aim of this course is to give the students a basic grounding in drawing and mark making techniques. This will be done through various half day workshops spread out over twenty weeks. The course aims to build on existing skills with new skills and techniques.

The workshops will include basic colour techniques, drawing skills, stencil and stamp making and mark making skills.

By the end of this course, the students will have created a varied sketch book and their own colour wheel. They will be able to use these as a future guide for basic designs and creating unique colour palettes.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will have a clear understanding of the colour wheel, and how to use it to create and use a unique colour palette.
  2. Drawing skills will be improved as well as various mark making skills.
  3. Basic stamp making skills will be mastered.
  4. Students will decide if design is the right path for them.
  5. The course will provide training & skills that the student can carry forward to further their pursuit after the course.
  6. Students can exhibit their work through Minerva at events & venue’s such as the Hexham Abbey Christmas exhibition and more.
  7. Students will have the opportunity to sell their work in the Minerva shop.

Transferrable Skills

  1. Presentation skills
  2. Working knowledge of maths
  3. Time management
  4. Understanding of colour
  5. Listening skills
  6. Communication skills
  7. Tackling & dealing with small problems in a safe, learning environment and learning how to calmly overcome them.
  8. Basic skills, pricing and selling techniques so students can continue further education in the discipline or start their own business or hobby.
  9. Skills Portfolio: It is one of our end goals to allow students to build up a portfolio so that they may enter college or further education - Independence is a natural progression of finding your own feet.
  10. ALL students will receive a ‘Minerva certificate of education’ which can be used to further education and skills.

Lesson Guide

Week 1

Still life in pencil, pen and paint.

Week 2

Look at the colour wheel. Marbleising paper.

Week 3

Wax art. Brushow. Tea staining.

Week 4

Block printing (card paper). Tearing paper design with black ink, masking tape.

Week 5

Shrink art to print with spirograph.

Week 6

Texture techniques with water colours, including splatter sponging techniques.

Week 7

Flower drawing. Stencilling.

Week 8

Blind drawing (mark a making), Crosshatching. Line drawing. Right hand left hand.

Week 9

Mono printing. Positive and negative drawing.

Week 10

Photocopies and overlays. Animal silhouettes.

Week 11

Collage and mixed media. Colour palette.

Week 12

Floral and shell drawings. Liner. Geometric squares with textures inside.

Week 13

Lino cutting. Leap printing positive and negative.

Week 14

Paper screens. Screen printing. Motif design.

Week 15

Sewing on paper. Paper making.

Week 16

Melted crayon art. Foil art.

Week 17

Fluid art. Design layout.

Week 18

Decoupage. Block printing on tissue paper.

Week 19

Silk painting. Tie dying.

Week 20

Putting portfolio together and sketch book.

Basic Fine Arts


Overview

This project aims to give students a basic understanding of fine arts materials and their use. Each workshop taught will build on existing skills learned, with new skills being learned each week. Practical use of materials in creating an art piece, as well as inspiration for projects, will be covered from many different angles. This project includes a group project that can be worked on independently via co-ordination, or as fully part of a group.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will learn to work as a group to create a piece of artwork. This will include planning co-ordination and communication skills.
  2. Students will be introduced to basic techniques and a wide range of material to work with them.
  3. Students will have a basic grounding in various fine art techniques. This will allow them to make an informed decision about the type of art they would like to do.

Transferrable Skills

  1. Coordinating with other people on a project.
  2. Communication, compromise, and respect of other people’s ideas.
  3. Practical application of a technique to a project.

Lesson Guide

Week 1

1. Abstract Acrylic Painting
2. Still Life Mark Making
3. Acrylic Painting With String

Week 2

1. Paper Mashie Sculpture
2. Animal Money Box
3. Draw The Animal (Pet)
4. Decoupage

Week 3

1. Floral Drawing (Tonal)
2. Colour Wheel
3. Finish Money Box

Week 4

1. Mandala Art
2. Spiro Graph Art
3. Bracelet

Week 5

1. Class Painting
2. Air Drying Clay Sculpture
3. Marbleizing

Week 6

1. Zen Doodle
2. Mono Print
3. Fluid Art

Week 7

1. Floral Water Colours
2. Pastel Landscapes
3. Card Making

Week 8

1. Pencil Holder
2. Collage
3. Card Board House Village

Week 9

1. Animas & Cars
2. Village Plan
3. Oil Pastels (Geometrics)

Week 10

1. Drawing Skills
2. Splashy Art

Drawing & Painting



Lesson Guide

Week 1

- Still Life
- Tonal Penciling
- Color Observation

Week 2

- Abstract Acrylic
- The Color Wheel
- Drawing & Collaging a Zebra

Week 3

- Mark Making Techniques
- Geometric Still Life
- Sticks & Drawing Ink
- Feather Pen Nibs

Week 4

- Blind & Left/Right-Handed Drawing
- 5 Minute Shape Study
- Drawing Textures and Cross Hatching
- Fine Detail
- Grading & Shading

Week 5

- Felt Tip Optical Illusions
- Practice Blending on Paper
- Water-Color Paint & Pencil Dragons

Week 6

- Drawing Simple Hand Gestures
- Life Drawing of a Bust
- Scale Drawing of a Silhouette
- Drawing Animals from Photos

Week 7

- Paint & Oil Pastel Still Life
- Tonal Piece of Fruit
- Oil Pastel Colored Bottle

Week 8

- Water-Color Florals
- Shading Exercises
- Building Line & Wash

Week 9

- Ink Brush Drawing
- Watercolors and Pastels
- Table-Cloth & China
- Pastel Buildings

Week 10

- Water-Color Fantasy Art
- Pastel Landscape
- Pastel Pets

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