Join us as we look at colour theory in detail and consider how it can be used to create interesting and vibrant studies in paint. Learn the tricks of the trade from a professional painter. You'll have the opportunity to use and explore the different techniques used in watercolour, acrylic and oil paint and use these to achieve your desired painting outcome...

Taught by: Sarah Sparkes.

Description

Join us as we look at colour theory in detail and consider how it can be used to create interesting and vibrant studies in paint. Learn the tricks of the trade from a professional painter. You'll have the opportunity to use and explore the different techniques used in watercolour, acrylic and oil paint and use these to achieve your desired painting outcome.

Course Outcomes
By the course's end you'll have produced a portfolio of work which demonstrates a range of different paint techniques and approaches. With your newfound colour, tone and composition knowledge, you will be able to develop and work independently. You'll have enjoyed the opportunity to experiment and develop your work using a wide range of application processes.

Who Should Attend
Those with little or no experience but an enthusiasm for working in paint. It may well encourage you if you're thinking of applying for a longer-term course and will be a great starting point in creating a portfolio.

Course Level
Beginner




Student Reviews

'I feel like I've finally found the thing I needed to express myself. I can say things in painting that I was never able to before. Painting came as a breath of fresh air. I loved it!' - Melanie Whittaker




Tutor information

Sarah Sparkes is an artist and independent curator. She has organised numerous collaborative and solo projects, working with both U.K. and international artists and realizing ambitious events and exhibitions in both public and private spaces - including the London Art Fair and Folkestone Triennial. She graduated with an MA in painting from Chelsea College of Arts and between 2009 - 2011 was a Research Fellow at the University of London. As well as leading and curating a number of visual arts projects, she frequently exhibits her own work.  A qualified HE Lecturer, she has taught within both academic and non-academic environments and is currently lecturing in Fine Art and Independent Curating at a number of London institutions; Tate Modern and the University of the Arts being amongst these.

Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Basic drawing kit: HB Pencil, Eraser and Sharpener
  • Basic range of brushes (Hog hair for oil and synthetic for acrylic and watercolour), Flat, Round and Filbert
  • Basic Acrylic Paint set (optional)
  • Basic Oil Paint set (optional)
  • A4 and A3 Canvas board or ready-stretched canvas
  • Small Water-colour set including water colour half-pans at least 3 jam jars with lids and rags for cleaning brushes
  • Apron or old shirt

Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
13/11/2014 - 18/12/2014Thursdays18:00 - 20:306 Evenings£385Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket
08/04/2015 - 10/04/2015Wednesday - Friday10:00 - 16:003 Days£385Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket
17/08/2015 - 19/08/2015Monday - Wednesday10:00 - 16:003 Days£385Available John Islip St - SW1P Add to Basket