Welcome to Seasons Art Class, Milton Keynes; Courses
A half day a week (3 hour) course running over 14 weeks in total, and is structured as follows;-
Weeks 1-3; Drawing Techniques
For beginners who may have never picked up a pencil or paintbrush since school or similar, these drawing techniques give you all the building blocks for good composition, scale, shading and depth.
We will look at simple observational sketching and help you produce standard shapes to create complete and accurate representations, using the likes of a drawing grid, and a developed good understanding of perspective.
In general, basic proportions follow a formula that enables most things to be accurately reproduced and the Milton Keynes Seasons Art Class Course will give you all the tools to sketch and draw to a good standard.
For returning students, these basic skills will be honed through a more challenging module, run concurrently
Weeks 4 - 5; Oil Pastels
Working with the new medium of oil pastels, you will add some glorious colour and textures to enhance your practised drawing technique skills, learnt in the earlier weeks.
You will be taught to create a number of complimentary colours through layering and smudging. You will also learn new artistic skills that will add depth and structure to your artwork as well as being guided in choosing a range of paper types to enhance your work.
The course offers interesting and novel techniques using everyday objects that will develop your artistic flair and help you to produce artwork to be proud of.
Week 6 - 8; Watercolours
The watercolour weeks offer some new skills like preparing the paper for potential shrinkage, along with painting skills using everyday items for textures and finishes along with using either wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry techniques within this interesting and creative semi transparent paint medium.
Good quality watercolour paper helps so much in his medium.
For returning students, this brilliant medium is explored in greater depth and with more inspirational interesting ideas investigated.
Weeks 9 - 12; Acrylics
Acrylics offer a modern day 'all singing & dancing' equivalent to traditional oil paints. They are quicker drying than oils, but also able to be thinned down with water and used like a watercolour technique OR in thick applications for textures similar to oils!
The colours can be vibrant and rich offering depth when applied to a canvas or variety of other mediums such as paper, wood or card etc.
This is another medium that many artists like to work in and offers amazing flexibility which will ensure returning students will have more challenges and solutions to discover.
Week 13; Displaying your art
All artwork can, and will be improved by framing and presenting it properly, so week 13 offers all the know how to temporarily mount your compositions for exhibiting your work at week 14.
Week 14; Exhibiting your art
The final week of the course where all your friends and family come to the exhibition, is the opportunity to let everyone know about what you have been doing over the last 3 months and show your new found skills in a relaxed and fun environment.