Drawing and Painting for Beginners

COURSE CODE: SC2304131

COURSE DATES: Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August 2024

TUTOR: Beñat Olaberria

DAYS: 5

TIMES: 10:00am - 4:30pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Beginners

FEE: £370

LOCATION: Bankside Campus, 185 Park Street, SE1 9SH

This beginners course is an accessible and well-structured introduction to the basic skills of drawing and painting.
You will experiment with mark-making and learn a wide range of techniques relating to tone, shape, colour and composition. This course aims to enhance visual awareness, increase self-confidence, and provide a stimulating and relaxed environment for drawing and painting. There will be a life model in some sessions and you are encouraged to express yourself freely with guidance from the tutor.

The course will cover topics and skills, including:

  • Observational drawing
  • Proportion
  • Composition
  • Shadow and tone
  • Creating texture through mark making
  • Portraiture from a life model
  • Colour theory and mixing

You will have the opportunity to try various media, including charcoal, acrylic paints and other materials of your choice. At the end of this course you will have a series of drawings and paintings based on all different topics explored in the course.
After completing this course, we recommend signing up for one of our next stage Drawing or Painting courses, to take your skills to the next level.

Please note that this course will be happening at our new Bankside Campus!

Recommend booking by: August 5, 2024

Beginner

All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

You will need to bring your own painting and drawing materials to the class, which you can store at The Art Academy for the duration of the course.

If you do not have your own materials, we recommend you order our packs when booking. You can purchase this at the checkout. Once ordered, packs will be available when you arrive for your first class. There is also a mini shop in the Academy that supplies the basics such as canvas boards, paints, Zest-it etc. (card purchases only)

The Academy is a white spirit and turpentine free environment and only odourless spirits, such as Zest-it or Sansodor, are permitted on the premises. These can also be recycled on site. If you are using oil paints you must bring 1 small jar with a lid to hold your solvent as this should be reused each week. If you want to dispose of your solvent please speak to your tutor as these cannot be poured down the sink and must be disposed of correctly.

Please also bring an apron or old clothing to wear.

    The Acrylic Pack contains:
  • A set of acrylic brushes, both flat and round
  • One tear off palette (9”x12”)
  • One palette knife
  • One 10″x12″ canvas board
  • One 10″x14″ canvas board
  • Two 12″x16″ canvas boards
  • Eight Daler Rowney (system 3) tubes of Black, White, Cadmium Red, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Yellow

    The Drawing Pack contains:
  • One set of lead pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
  • One box of medium willow charcoal sticks (25 pieces)
  • One box of willow charcoal extra thick​ individual​ stick
  • One stick of chalk
  • One box of compressed charcoal sticks (12 pieces)
  • Six Derwent pastel pencils, can be used wet or dry
  • One putty rubber in a box
  • One eraser
  • One auto lock knife (pencil sharpener for Drawing in Museums)

      Please note that pack contents are subject to change at the discretion of the Academy at any time.

      Please be aware that depending on the course structure, you might need to purchase extra canvas boards, on top of the ones provided in the pack.

BEÑAT OLABERRIA

Beñat Olaberria  is a Basque artist living in London. His practice is based in form, composition, rhythm and balance. His creative process starts with accidental and impulsive  drawings which sometimes are developed into multilayered prints and abstract paintings. Beñat has taken part in a number of group exhibitions and his work can be found in private collections in the USA and across Europe, as well as in public spaces around Spain.

Bankside Campus

185 Park Street,London SE1 9SH

tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

This is our new purpose built accessible campus. Find more information here

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Southwark (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough Market”.

Students are welcome to use our Common Room during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking onto one of our courses you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.
  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.

Materials & Equipment

  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of each session where possible, with the exception of oil paintings and sculpture works.
  • We cannot store materials at the Academy, so please take these to and from your sessions.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you a week before the start of your course.

Concessions and Discounts

We offer a number of concessions and discounts, please find more information on what we offer here.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher to be used on our courses then you can purchase these here.

£370.00

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