Art(PR): Drawing & Painting Botanical - All - NEL17513M

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Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: NEL17513M

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From Wednesday 5 December 2018: Book online or contact course provider.

  • Nelson Hall Community Centre
    5 Spittlefield Crescent,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £98.00 for term
  • Wednesday 14:00

Activity description

During this course the student will be working from life (when possible) and from photographic sources - studying plants, flowers and natural forms (including shells, feathers, seedpods etc). The student will be guided through the fundamental techniques of measured line drawing in graphite pen-cil then exploring the effect of light to create realistic 3D forms with tonal pencil work. Using water colour paints the student will learn to mix and match colours, how to apply flat, graded and blended watercolour washes together with other botanical/ scientific water colour painting techniques. Advice will be given on how to set up work area together with basic material /equipment requirements. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Suitable for all levels. Previous drawing painting experience can be an advantage but not necessary. An interest in plants and natural forms essential together with a willingness to develop an attention to detail. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: By the end of the course students will have learned/be able to: - Develop observation skills; - Work from plant / natural material; - Fundamental drawing techniques including measured line drawing and tonal drawing; - Basic watercolour painting techniques for this type of illustration; and - Colour mixing with a restricted palette. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: The tutor will demonstrate one of the techniques to be covered - eg measured line drawing, tonal work in graphite and charcoal, how to apply a flat, graded and blended water colour wash etc. The student will then work through the exercises with guidance when needed. Notes will be given to con-solidate techniques where applicable. Reference to historical and contemporary Botanical / Natural illustration art works. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENT; APPROXIMATE & ADDITIONAL COSTS: Please bring to the first class A4 drawing pad (cartridge paper), pencils 2H, HB and 2B, eraser and clear 6” plastic ruler. Water colour paints, paper, palettes and brushes will be needed later in the course- total costs from approx £30. Tutor will give guidance and minimum equipment /materials list once the course has started.

Term information

This term is currently closed for new participants

  • Date term started: 23 Jan 2019 (86 days ago)
  • Duration: 14 lessons (4 lessons remaining)
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