Course Classes Venue:
The Minerva Centre
17 Hallstile Bank
Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Cost per student/per day is £35.00 (most art and craft materials are supplied by Minerva).
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.
Week 1Still life in pencil, pen and paint.
Week 2Look at the colour wheel. Marbleising paper.
Week 3Wax art. Brushow. Tea staining.
Week 4Block printing (card paper). Tearing paper design with black ink, masking tape.
Week 5Shrink art to print with spirograph.
Week 6Texture techniques with water colours, including splatter sponging techniques.
Week 7Flower drawing. Stencilling.
Week 8Blind drawing (mark a making), Crosshatching. Line drawing. Right hand left hand.
Week 9Mono printing. Positive and negative drawing.
Week 10Photocopies and overlays. Animal silhouettes.
Week 11Collage and mixed media. Colour palette.
Week 12Floral and shell drawings. Liner. Geometric squares with textures inside.
Week 13Lino cutting. Leap printing positive and negative.
Week 14Paper screens. Screen printing. Motif design.
Week 15Sewing on paper. Paper making.
Week 16Melted crayon art. Foil art.
Week 17Fluid art. Design layout.
Week 18Decoupage. Block printing on tissue paper.
Week 19Silk painting. Tie dying.
Week 20Putting portfolio together and sketch book.
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.
Week 11. Abstract Acrylic Painting
Week 21. Paper Mashie Sculpture
Week 31. Floral Drawing (Tonal)
Week 41. Mandala Art
Week 51. Class Painting
Week 61. Zen Doodle
Week 71. Floral Water Colours
Week 81. Pencil Holder
Week 91. Animas & Cars
Week 101. Drawing Skills
Week 1- Still Life
Week 2- Abstract Acrylic
Week 3- Mark Making Techniques
Week 4- Blind & Left/Right-Handed Drawing
Week 5- Felt Tip Optical Illusions
Week 6- Drawing Simple Hand Gestures
Week 7- Paint & Oil Pastel Still Life
Week 8- Water-Color Florals
Week 9- Ink Brush Drawing
Week 10- Water-Color Fantasy Art