|Course Dates||Thursdays: 11th January to 21st March 2024|
|Times||10:30AM - 4:30PM|
|Experience Level||All Levels|
|Fee||£630 + £7 materials fee|
This course is part of our Elective Skills Workshop series. You will be studying alongside students from our pre-degree and degree programmes.
Develop your approach, understanding and engagement with painting through the genre of Still Life. You’ll look in-depth at the work of both contemporary and historical artists for whom still life is a major focus and discuss why the genre is still relevant today. You’ll consider the use of objects for their symbolic value as well as their aesthetic properties. Throughout the course students will examine the abstract forms, shape, colour and tone of the objects and explore how to use all of this information to create interesting and contemporary paintings. Working in oil, you’ll be encouraged to approach the act of painting with a balance of instinct and analysis, growing your technical understanding of a variety of mediums and materials, whilst also developing observational, critical and creative skills.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Analyse the work of others, applying findings to their own work
- Apply observational drawing and painting skills
- Create still life paintings using a variety of approaches to motifs and subject matter
- Apply colour mixing techniques
- Apply a range of paint application techniques
- Research, plan and complete a self initiated project
Image / Nicholas Mcleod