Contemporary Drawing and Painting (Online)
Online courses occur as a live session for 1.5 hours each week, during which time you will interact with your tutor, classmates and course content using in-built audio and video chat, instant messaging and the virtual work display area.
This course is for passionate amateur artists and will inspire you to build on existing knowledge and techniques so you can create with confidence, and take your art to the next level. Professional artist Guy Noble will guide you through the 3 fundamental elements to build on your talents and achieve real progress with your paintings and drawings...
Taught by: Guy Noble.
This course is for passionate amateur artists and will inspire you to build on existing knowledge and techniques so you can create with confidence, and take your art to the next level. Professional artist Guy Noble will guide you through the 3 fundamental elements to build on your talents and achieve real progress with your paintings and drawings.
Subject Matter (What we paint)
Contemporary art presents a spectacular array of subjects but this doesn’t mean that any every subject will work for you. How do you choose subjects with the most potential for you to express your ideas?
Imagination & Observation (How we see things)
The act of perception is at the root of our aesthetic response. Together, we will look at understanding the relationship between the imagination and visual appearance and how it is used in an artwork.
Technique & Language (The way we work)
Colour, light, space and form are the essential pillars of the language used in painting and drawing. Here, you will learn to control these elements technically to help you further develop your own work.
- Finding subject matter
- Relationship between subject and the language of painting and drawing
- How do we use the subject
- Technique & Language
- Painting in Layers
- Alla Prima
- Using Acrylic vs. Oil
- Space, form, colour and light.
- Abstract values and surface quality
By the end of the course you will confidently be able to talk about your art, subject and relation between them. You will also have acquired practical knowledge of various drawing and painting techniques, and you will have a deeper understanding of your approach to art and subject, with the possibility to expand your practice further afield.
Who should attend:
Student or graduate in fine art who wishes to get more serious with their practice. Artist who would like to investigate their relationship with their subject and learn new techniques.
Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week
Every week there will be a live session, and I will set a project to work on every other week. The projects will be based around the ideas listed above and build into one single work.
Week 1 - Finding subject matter; figure, landscape, still life. How drawing and painting can be used to focus in on what is interesting to you and how it connects to other art. First project brief.
Week 2 - Is this really the subject? Relationship between subject and language of painting and drawing.
Week 3 - How do we use the subject? Real life situation, useful way to work from photographs, make drawings to be developed into paintings, ideas about composition. Second project brief.
Week 4 - Painting development.
Week 5 - Technique & Language. Painting in layers, alla prima (painting in one sitting), different ideas about colour and usage of acrylic and oil paint. Space, form, colour and light. Third project brief.
Week 6 - Bringing together the previous weeks understanding. Abstract values and surface quality. Fourth project brief.
Week 7 & 8 - Individual and small group work on own paintings and drawings under supervision of the tutor, discussions and individual crits.
Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session. Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here: http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/short-courses/short-courses-online/frequently-asked-questions/
Easel and drawing boards would be useful.