« Creative Arts/Drawing & painting

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Note: This course will be held at Strathnairn Arts Association. There will be no sessions on 8 and 15 April.

In this course will look at landscape in a more intimate way & personal way, on one hand, a close up study of the botanical & architectural & on the other are more stylised more abstract approach. To help us along the way we will look at two artists & their individual treatment of the landscape. The 1st artist we will study is the English painter, Stanley Spencer & the early work of the Spanish painter Juan Miro. We will study both their techniques & their different creative approaches to painting the landscape.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, you should:

  • have an understanding of both the technical & creative means in painting a landscape
  • acquired knowledge of the different creative approaches of the two artists we have studied have used
  • understand what describes originality in painting a landscape, from composing your picture to the use of colour
  • be confident to be more selective in choosing what aspects of the landscape to paint, rather than being overwhelmed by putting too much into your work.

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

It is expected that students will supply the following items. CCE advises that purchasing of the following materials should only be made after receiving course confirmation.

  • 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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