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ONLINE Drawing & Painting Mixed Ability with Rebecca Mills

Course code: LS41120AL0


Wednesday, 16 September 2020 to Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Available spaces

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10 sessions over 11 weeks


Wednesday 6.30pm (2 hours)

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Course Description

Whether you want to improve your existing drawing skills or develop the confidence to start drawing, this course will encourage you to challenge yourself and enable you to continue to produce satisfying artwork. You will explore and develop your use of tone, shape, proportion, colour and mark making.  Experiment with a range of materials and media for drawing, and learn more about your own style of drawing. This course will help you develop your style through experience and confidence through having tried different approaches to drawing.

Course details

What will I learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to;

  • Select appropriate drawing materials to suit your chosen subject and your own style of drawing
  • Use observational skills to confidently draw proportions and shapes
  • Understand basic colour theory and use colour more confidently
  • Understand tints, tones and shades (Colour Theory)
  • Correctly observe and record multiple viewpoints
  • Observe and use Negative and Positive space.
  • Correctly apply compositional rules to create visual balance (Balance, Harmony, Space etc.)

All at an appropriate level to your experience.

About your Tutor
Rebecca Mills has a BA (Hons) Graphic Design and has worked as both a Graphic Designer and freelance Illustrator. Her own artwork is created by both handmade and digital methods. Her area of expertise is digital collage, creating handmade textures and manipulating them by digital methods using Photoshop.

How will the course be taught?
This course is taught online via a virtual classroom. Throughout the ten-week course your tutor will lead you through a range of creative activities You will have the opportunity to share your work with the rest of the group and learn from each other in regular weekly task reviews as well as one to one feedback via our learning platform. In between classes you will be encouraged to practice the techniques you have learnt with a weekly blended learning task or project. You will receive regular feedback on your work.

Before you book
This course is aimed at learners who have completed a beginner’s course or have similar skills and knowledge. It would be suitable for people who want to revisit fundamental drawing and painting skills.

What can I do next?
You may wish to continue on your current course and, subject to availability, you are welcome to. We also offer a wide range of both government-subsidised and self-financing courses in other areas. We recommend that you speak to your tutor or browse our website to see the great range of other courses we offer.

What equipment do I need?
The cost of equipment and materials is not included in the course fees, your tutor will advise where you can purchase required resources, tools and equipment. In the first week you will need to have some soft drawing pencils and an A4 or A3 Sketchpad. You may want to have an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes.

Are there any additional costs?
There are additional costs associated with ordering materials as part of this course. Your tutor will be able to give you more information on this once you start the course.

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How do I book a place?
To book your place, please follow the links on this page.

Course Disclaimer
Norfolk County Council reserves the right to change the way we deliver your Adult Learning course should circumstances and/or an event and/or Government guidance and/or regulations require us to do so. We also reserve the right to cancel your course, if necessary, if we are unable to deliver it in an alternative way. If we change the way we deliver your course, and you decide that you would prefer not to continue with your learning, or we cancel your course, you will be entitled to a refund of any tuition fees that you have paid for the sessions that have been affected by the changes we have made.

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