Learn the basics of drawing and using pastels with a focus on still life subjects. You will be taught methods of measurement and composition to construct different works, from more conventional still life drawing towards abstract drawing.
You will look closely at colour and form to re-focus your attention on the surfaces, rather than the preconceived notions of the objects you draw.
You will learn different methods of applying dry media, mark-making and texture to build an image, layering and mixing colour to achieve depth and form. The skills exercised on this course can be used in many aspects of your practice, and are a great start in using chalk pastel as a versatile medium to produce different types of work.
This course is ideal for beginners but will serve to reiterate some skills already learned and perhaps pose new methods for those who are confident in using chalk pastels and dry media.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Self-paced online courses
with materials box (SCW11050): Places available - Book now
Take the next step in your creative practice, with foundation level to Masters in Fine Art study.
Depending on your experience, start with an Online Foundation Certificate in Art and Design (one year, part-time), a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design made up of 10 short courses taken over two years (part-time) or a Diploma in Art and Contemporary Crafts (10 three-day study blocks, over two years). All will help you develop core skills, find direction in your practice and build an impressive portfolio in preparation for artist opportunities or higher-level study. See all degree and diploma courses.