Techniques & Approaches - Exploration and Discovery: On this course, you can expect to develop a range of skills that will build into a visual language. This will enable you to tackle areas such as colour theory, composition and observational drawing, as well as painting, monoprinting and monotype collage...
Taught by: Harriet Hedden.
Techniques & Approaches - Exploration and Discovery:
On this course, you can expect to develop a range of skills that will build into a visual language. This will enable you to tackle areas such as colour theory, composition and observational drawing, as well as painting, monoprinting and monotype collage. It will also see you experimenting with different media. Later on, you'll work on your own compositions using techniques and ideas gained throughout the course. Although some basic materials are provided, it's important you bring your own working kit. A Gallery visit will also be included, which may be organised outside of the scheduled course dates to accommodate gallery opening hours. Details will be arranged with your tutor during the course.
By the end of the course you'll have created a body of work as a result of daily activities that have explored different painting and drawing approaches.
Who Should Attend
Those hoping to gain a greater understanding of art. It would especially suit you if you're keen to build experience or you're thinking of applying for further study in drawing and painting.
"It is very well structured, the tutor is an excellent teacher, who provides an intelligent, interested and challenging course, with great support and help for beginners"
Harriet Hedden was born and raised in Devon and Sussex. She studied painting at Norwich School of Art, and following a year as an Artist in residence in Bedford, went for two years to Freiburg, Germany as a guest of Prof. Peter Dreher, at the Staatliche Akademie für Bildenen Kunst (Karlsruhe). She was appointed a part time tutor at the Albert Ludwig Üniversitat in Freiburg during this period where she taught classes in Fine Art.
On her return to London she won an AHRB scholarship to study at the Slade School of Fine Art where she completed her MA in Fine Art (Printmaking) in 1997. She was invited to participate in leading masterclasses with Prof. Bartolemeu dos Santos at the Fundaçao Calouste Gubelkian Tavira Printmaking workshop twice in the following years, as well as a residency in Florence at Studio Art Centres International teaching BA and MA students.
She has continued to teach, raising her family as well as continuing her practice as an artist. She currently teaches at Chelsea College of Arts in London and has exhibited widely in the UK and in Europe.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
- A selection of B grade drawing pencils
- A selection of synthetic bristle paint brushes
- One household paint brush (2-3")
- One A4 drawing pad / sketchbook
- Basic colours of acrylic paints (black, white, red, blue, yellow plus burnt sienna)
- Plastic erasers
- One bottle of black Quink (writing ink)
- Cloths for drying brushes
- One jam jar for water
- One roll of masking tape