« Creative Arts/Drawing & painting

Thu 03 Feb 2022 - Thu 05 May 2022

09:30 - 12:30

12 Sessions


Note: This course will be held at Strathnairn Arts Association. There will be no sessions on 14 and 21 April.

Monet, known for his landscapes of nature, however, like other impressionists he also painted city streetscapes.

The course will set out use the streets & parks of Civic as our inspiration. In the case of Monet, will explore his use loose free expressive brushstrokes and his ability to capture the fleeting moment of light and shadow. With Hockney, we will explore his use of fresh sharp colour and short crisp brushstrokes to evoke the various textures found in the landscape. These qualities are to be found in his most recent work of paintings of France.

So, with these two artists as our creative role models, we study the various techniques, we then set out to explore Civic from a uniquely artistic perspective.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, you should:

  • have an understanding of how to compose a painting
  • appreciate the stylistic differences of the artists
  • understand the importance of the choice of subject matter and what techniques and style would be best employed to achieve successful and various creative outcomes and finding creative inspiration in our home town.

Who should enrol

The course would best suit students who have had some previous painting experience & students who have had considerable painting experience or students who are prepared to jump in the deep end & see what happens?

Course materials

Students should also do some background reading into the two artists and study their work.

  • A3 sketch book
  • 45 cm plastic ruler, 
  • HB pencil, 2B pencil, 2 carbon pencils, (soft) box of willow stick charcoal
  • Stanley knife
  • Box of coloured pencils
  • Can of workable fixative 
  • Box of pastels
  • Art Spectrum painting medium No 1
  • Art spectrum No 4 (these mediums are for use with oil paint)
  • Household turps (for washing brushes for those using oil paint)
  • Acrylic flow medium, acrylic retarding medium, acrylic glaze medium, for people using acrylics
  • Palette, 4 or 5 screw top jars
  • Painting knife (a form of palette knife with a bent shank)
  • Hog hair brushes No’s 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (round and square), synthetic sable brushes (round, long handle) Nos 1, 2, 4
  • 5 cm house painting brush
  • Three canvases 60 x 40 cm , four canvases of 100 x 70 cm, six canvases 20 x 30 cm.
  • One jar of impasto painting medium (for creating textures)
  • 500 ml of PVA glue

Art Spectrum brand oil or acrylic paint in these colours

  • Titanium or Zinc white (large tube)
  • Cadmium Red
  • Vermillion Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cobalt Blue
  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Black

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