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Learn about Turner and his landscapes, Salvador Dali. Delve into the techniques of mark-making, mindfulness and surrealism, viewpoints and perspectives, optical illusions and zentangles.

£ 66.00
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Unlimited Duration

Last Updated

February 21, 2021

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1

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Course Description

Session 1

Landscapes - Turner

In this first session participants learn about the works of Artist William Turner and follow the teacher to create a step-by-step landscape painting incorporating both wet and dry water-colour techniques to create their own landscape inspired by William Turner.

Materials

· Watercolour/thick cartridge paper (A4 or A3 size)

· Watercolour paints

· Container of water

· Paintbrushes

· Pencil


Session 2

Landscapes – Imagined

In this session participants are given a refresher on colour theory/mixing/wet and dry painting and will learn a range of new skills including:

· Printing using tinfoil

· Creating textures from mark-making

· Using collage to create a gradient depicting lighter and darker areas.

They will then follow the teacher to create their own landscapes in this style.


Materials

· Watercolour/thick cartridge paper (A4 or A3 size)

· Watercolour paints

· Recycled tinfoil pieces

· Container of water

· Coloured papers/wrappers from recycling

· Paintbrushes

· Pencil


Session 3

Mark-Making, mindfulness and Surrealism

In this session participants will start with a meditation/body-scan and will then be introduced to the works of Surrealist Artist’s Salvador Dali and Max Ernst.

After an introduction to the Artists they will explore mark-making and mixed-media processes using wax, pencils and watercolours to create mindful marks/patterns with spontaneous outcomes and interesting juxtapositions.

For the final part of the session they will create their own Surrealist inspired artwork.


Materials

· Watercolour/thick cartridge paper (A4 or A3 size)

· Watercolour paints

· Container of water

· Paintbrushes

· Pencil

· Watercolour/thick cartridge paper (A4 or A3 size)


Session 4

“Scene Quotidien”

In this session participants will learn about viewpoints and perspective (e.g. how an image will work from different angles e.g. two people having a conversation with a close-up of their faces or a how a place would look straight on versus above).

Students will start by drawing an object from different angles and observing the view/detail and will then follow the teacher to create a step-by-step daily scene (e.g. a marketplace with people).


Materials

· Watercolour/thick cartridge paper (A4 or A3 size)

· Watercolour paints

· Container of water

· Paintbrushes

· Pencil


Session 5

Optical illusions

In this session participants will learn how to create a series of Optical illusions and will then go on to create their own optical illustration using the techniques learned in the session.

Materials

· 3 or more sheets of watercolour/cartridge paper (A4 or A3 size)

· Pencil

· Colouring pens/pencils (optional)


Session 6

Mindful Mandalas and Zentangles

In this session participants are introduced to Mandalas and Zentangles and their context. They then go on to create a step-by-step zentangle, which they fill with their own pattern/illustration and then develop/transfer these illustrations onto a Mandala drawing

Materials

· 3 or more sheets of watercolour/cartridge paper (A4 or A3 size)

· Pencil

· Fine-liner pen or colouring pencils/felt-tips (optional)

· Eraser

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Course Curriculum

  • Landscapes – Turner 00:00:00
  • Landscapes – Imagined 00:00:00
  • Mark-Making, mindfulness and Surrealism 00:00:00
  • “Scene Quotidien” 00:00:00
  • Optical illusions 00:00:00
  • Mindful Mandalas and Zentangles 00:00:00

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