Drawing and Painting for Beginners - Online Course - Community Learning - 14:00-16:30

Online Course, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 2pm - 4:30pm
No. sessions 5
Venue Online Course, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 8
Cost Free

This aim of this course is to improve upon creativity and to explore the fundamentals of drawing and painting through the use of a variety of media, method and technique. Over the course you will cover the following, introduction to drawing and painting, mark making and imaginative drawing, drawing studies, understanding colour theory, mixing acrylic colours, art materials & equipment, painting experiments.Learners do not need any art skills to take part in this course.


By the end of the course you will be able to carry out drawing and painting exercises, experiments and study through the use of drawing and painting media, use a variety of drawing and painting techniques and method, understand fundamental concepts of colour theory, mix acrylic colour such as primary, secondary and tertiary, have improved knowledge about art materials and equipment used for drawing and painting, gained knowledge in carrying out a drawing study, have an improved understanding about colour, form, line and experiment with mark making techniques.


The course will be delivered online using Zoom.  Course materials needed: Acrylic paints red, yellow, blue, black and white, variety pack of paint brushes for acrylics, Acrylic painting paper in a pad (A4 or A3), Drawing cartridge paper in a pad of A4 or A3, Small variety pack of sketching pencils (H,B grades), Sharpener, Eraser, Kitchen rolls x 2.  baby wipes. Artist palette alternatively plastic plates. 1 small plastic tub with a tight lid, A couple of yogurt pots.  If you have an easel, that’s great but you don’t need an easel for this course.  A table top or desk would be fine. Newspaper, Old cloth or sheet to cover the floor area, 1 pair of disposable gloves, access to a window near where you will work, access to a sink , Additional: Charcoal and Soft pastels are welcomed to use for drawing on this course but are not a requirement. Other drawing materials such as coloured pencils can also be used. Tin foil and a spray bottle for water can be useful for keeping paint wet.

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