Chelsea Drawing and Painting
Join Chelsea Drawing and Painting and develop skills in colour theory, composition and observational drawing. You will also be encouraged to experiment with a range of media, including painting, drawing and collage.
As you progress over the weeks, you’ll work on your own compositions using techniques and skills gained throughout the course – creating your own unique visual language.
Basic materials are provided, but you will also benefit from building your own working kit to bring to the class every week.
A sketchbook drawing session in a gallery will be included. Details will be provided by your tutor once you start the course. The course will culminate in a group exhibition in your classroom, of the coursework made, with the chance to invite your friends and family.
- Drawing: Markmaking
- Drawing media/Grounds and surface. Self portrait
- Pencil and charcoal on prepared surfaces
- Colour Workshop
- Using and mixing paint. Composition exercise and study in paint.
- Trip to the Wallace Collection
- Sketchbook drawing/Painting prepared surfaces outdoors
- Composition Workshop
- Work using own reference materials (photographic/ drawings)
By the end of the course you'll have gained in confidence and created a body of work as a result of exploring different painting and drawing approaches and you will have developed your creative and reflective artistic practice. You will leave with a body of work that can used to put towards a portfolio for future study.
Who should attend
Ideal for anyone looking to gain a greater understanding of art as well as those wanting to build their confidence in drawing and painting. It would especially suit you if you're keen to build experience or you're thinking of applying for further study in art and design.
Harriet Hedden is a painter and printmaker and has taught Foundation BA and MA students in London and Europe for over 20 years. She currently teaches UAL Foundation in London and runs a part time Foundation Course for adults in Bloomsbury.
Whilst teaching on the Foundation at Central Saint Martins she developed the Pre-Foundation Portfolio class which she has now delivered at Chelsea for over 12 years. She exhibits internationally and combines different media including drawing paint, print and 3-D.
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)
One bottle of black Quink (writing ink)
Cloths for drying brushes
One jam jar for water
One roll of masking tape
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.