In this dynamic course you will use all kinds of drawing and painting materials such as pencil and charcoal, and in colour soft pastel and oil pastel. You will paint with acrylic paint and gouache which are two water-based paints with a very different character. You will work with the materials separately and sometimes interchangeably (mixed media). For example, you can work with pastel chalk and gouache interchangeably and let both coloured lines and painted areas flow into each other. In this way you also explore the transition area between drawing and painting.
What will we be doing?
You will work on a variety of assignments in which you can experiment and develop your own technical possibilities. The working of lines, surfaces and composition, but also the specific character of colour, such as the spatial effect, contrast and tonality, will be discussed. In the process you develop your perception and discover the power of your imagination.
You work alternately with nature – for example portrait, still life and model – and with assignments that are based on a certain technique or specific possibilities of the material. There is also room for imagination and processing your own ideas. Everyone can participate. The teacher guides everyone individually and will try to bring out everyone”s talent.
This 10 week course can be extended to 2 x 10 lessons by enrolling in September as well as January. In the second course block you can further develop your technique or work on one or two individual projects. The second course block starts in the week of January 16th.
Walk-In-Studio Model Drawing
Can’t get enough? Every Saturday morning, from 10.30am to 1.00pm the walk-in-studio will practice model drawing with a (nude) model under supervision of CREA teachers.