Drawing and Painting - Arts and Design

Drawing and Painting Courses

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Visual Arts

All our Drawing and Painting courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2019 and over only.

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Daytime & Evening Drawing and Painting Courses at WMC-The Camden College

 

Qualifications

Level 1 Creative Arts: Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media

An exciting opportunity to begin your visual arts practice through the study of drawing and painting. The course starts with an exploration of media and materials through drawing, as well as the development of visual arts study skills. The course culminates in the production of a colour based personal project. New for 19-20 we have two Level 1 courses, the first starts in September for one term and takes place on Thursdays from 10am – 4pm.

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Level 2 Creative Arts: Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media

An exciting opportunity to develop your visual arts practice through personalised portfolio projects. The course starts with an extensive exploration of media and materials through drawing, and then leads in to thematic development of personal projects in a professional context. The course culminates in an exhibition organised by the group.

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Non-accredited courses

Botanical Drawing and Painting

On this course you will take inspiration from natural forms, develop technical skills of drawing, painting, colour mixing and tonal judgement and explore free ways to interpret the natural world thorough different media. Sessions may include drawing, watercolour, oil painting, acrylic painting, printmaking and ink.

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Candid Drawing from Life

This course is an opportunity to develop skills in observational drawing when working from the figure. We will work in a number of locations near the College experimenting with the quick capture of line, shape, form, and character with a number of portable media.

Card Making

This course is an opportunity to discover some creative and exciting ways to create personal and unique greetings cards. You will try a number of different techniques including collage, decoupage, quilling, stencilling, print and learn how they can be combined in interesting and innovate designs for greetings cards. All the techniques you cover can easily be replicated at home

Collage: An Introduction

This course is a brief one-day introduction to two different collage methods. Some artists find using the ready made can free you up to express yourself more effectively, while others enjoy the meticulous nature of mosaic-ing an image out of ready made coloured papers. Collage can span a wide range of methods and outcomes and this course is an opportunity to explore the potential of this process.

Contemporary Collage

This course is an opportunity to explore the exciting and contemporary media: Collage. From Hannah Hoch and Raul Hausmann, to Sara Fanelli and John Stezaker collage has been an important method of making images for many modern artists. Some artists find using the readymade can free you up to express yourself more effectively, while others enjoy the meticulous nature of mosaic-ing an image out of readymade coloured papers. Collage can span a wide range of methods and outcomes and this course is an opportunity to explore the potential of this process.

Contemporary Landscape Painting: Exploration of Space

This course is an opportunity to push your painting skills to the next level through the exploration of landscape. Taking place in the summer term this course will combine in-class tuition in specific techniques and processes with outside working in local Camden spaces. We will take inspiration from contemporary landscape painters like Peter Doig and David Hockney as well as up-and-coming artists in the genre. The course will cover both realistic depiction of the space around you.

Contemporary Life Painting: Exploring Human Form

This course is an opportunity to push your painting skills to the next level through the exploration of Life Painting. This course will combine in-class tuition of specific techniques and processes working from a range of challenging life painting setups. The course will enable you to push your life painting skills in the capture of movement, character, personality and narrative

Contemporary Still Life Painting: The Object and Around

This course is an opportunity to push your painting skills to the next level through the exploration of still life. This course will combine inclass tuition of specific techniques and processes working from a range of challenging still life setups. The course will cover both realistic depiction of the still life as well as the abstract capturing of the experience of an object.

Drawing for you

This course offers you the opportunity to discover the positive effect drawing practice can have on you as an individual. Express yourself freely in this supportive environment while improving you work with the guidance of an experienced tutor.

Drawing Skills and Techniques

This course will give you an opportunity to learn a range of drawing skills and techniques. If you are a complete beginner, or you have done some drawing before but want to improve your skills, then this is the course for you. Sessions will include techniques on drawing perspective, observational still life, portraiture, and landscape using a range of drawing materials and media. There is also an opportunity to draw in a museum setting. For more experienced practitioners there is a project option available from which you can further focus and enhance your drawing practice.

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Drawing: Advanced Skills

This course is an opportunity to develop your drawing skills. We will undertake activities addressing perspective, foreshortening, textural effects, depiction of light, mark making and other drawing techniques, but the sessions will also be directed by the interests of the group and support individual development and projects.

Drawing: Contemporary Practice

Taking the definition of drawing as ‘recording information using materials’, this is an opportunity to look at drawing in an alternative way. Take a line for a walk, draw music, draw a journey, and draw how you feel or what you can smell. Drawing can be more than recording what you see in front of you. We will look at the work of artists who use drawing in innovative and exploratory ways in their practice and then explore these ways of working in the studio.

Exploring Drawing and Painting

This course is an opportunity to explore drawing and painting and how you can explore the visual world around you using them as a tool. As well as exploring techniques in the studio, you will draw out in the real world with a number of visits to interesting locations during the course. You will then explore ways to develop your drawings and painting into personal projects using a variety of approaches, supported by an experienced tutor.

Fine Art: Creative Exploration

In Fine Art the artist’s idea takes precedence over technique and media and you will explore and evaluate the success of a number of different processes to convey your ideas to an audience. Run as a studio group, this class will give you a group of peers to feedback on your work and provide support for your creative journey. You will make sculptures, installation, assemblage, collage, drawing, painting and performance. Come along to find out more.

Garden Design

Explore the fundamentals of Garden Design on this course. Whether you have a garden, balcony space or yard, or just fancy planning for an imaginary space, this course is an opportunity to consider space, planning, drawing, illustration and plant selection. Course content will vary from season to season.

Garden Design: An Introduction

This two day course introduces the possibilities and variations in garden design. You will begin to look at the elements that can be included in a design and how plant selection can impact on your design choices

Illustration for Cards

We will explore pen and ink, collage, print and combination illustration styles and then look at how these can be edited to go on a card. These autumn term courses will have visual subjects focused on the winter festivals and you should come away from the course with a number of designs you can reproduce at home in time to use the cards for your festive greetings.

Illustration for Children’s Books

This course is an opportunity to explore a range of illustration techniques with the view to creating images to be used in children’s books. We will explore pen and ink, collage, print and combination illustration styles and then look at how these can be edited to go alongside text. These spring term courses will look at animals and objects as subjects and culminate in the illustration of a traditional nursery rhyme.

Illustration for Pattern

This course is an opportunity to explore a range of illustration techniques with the view to creating patterns. We will explore pen and ink, collage, print and combination illustration styles and then look at how these can be edited as repeated pattern. This course will look at floral subjects and culminate in the production of a digital sample of pattern printed on paper.

Imagination in Art

Using your imagination as your guide and taking inspiration from artists like Hannah Hoch, Joseph Cornell, Dora Carrington and Peter Doig, you will be invited to produce images and forms inspired by non-observational starting points. In the class we will experiment with various 2D and 3D techniques that can be used to really allow your expressive self to emerge in visual form. You will have the opportunity to work individually and collaboratively from a variety of starting points, ranging from music to writing.

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Landscape Painting

On this course you will be introduced to the basic principles and methods of painting and use of colour in relation to landscape painting. Depending on the weather the classes will be studio-based working from photos or outside in the Camden area. The course will look at creative depth using tone and how to create a sense of space and atmosphere in your work.

Landscape Painting: An Introduction

Working from landscape around the College and photographic sources you will be introduced to various different painting methods for depicting landscapes. From technical drawing and accurate proportions to more expressive painterly techniques.

Sketchbook on location NEW!

Use a sketchbook to draw on location in London, both outside and in museums. This drawing class is for anyone wanting to use a sketchbook to develop and extend their drawing skills on location. You will go out and about to a range of locations around London to practice drawing from a diverse range of subjects. There will be an opportunity to explore techniques and processes drawing from the landscape and the hustle and bustle of London to working in museums. The course will introduce you to different ways of approaching drawing using a sketchbook on location as part of a friendly supportive group of like-minded people. You will be taught by one of the country’s leading professional Artists Neil Pittaway a member of the New English Art Club and be given
guidance and one to one support at every stage of the course on how to approach and use a variety of subjects and drawing materials to produce your own drawings.

Life Drawing

This course is an excellent opportunity to develop good observational skills in drawing from a life model, representing the figure in line, tone, light and shadow. You will develop and extend different techniques using a variety of art materials ( beginners and advanced) and you will be shown examples from artist works to inspire and support your learning. You will work alongside others in a mutually supportive and friendly atmosphere.

Life Drawing (Studio Practice)

The course will cover all fundamental life-drawing principles. These will centre around three main areas: The bone structure of the body, the building of the body’s form and he placing of the form in space. These areas will be explored by observing the nude figure, the clothed figure, the figure in action and the portrait. Further understanding will be underpinned by frequent visual references made to relevant periods in art history.

Life Painting 

This course is an excellent opportunity to develop on from drawing in the observation of a life model, representing the figure in line, tone, light, shadow and colour. Painting can allow for a more sculptural portrait of the figure and sustained observation as well as the exploration of colour in the communication of flesh tones. This class will also include a range of warm up tasks and structured experimentation You will develop and extend different techniques using a variety of painting materials and you will be shown examples from artist works to inspire and support your learning. You will work alongside others in a mutually supportive and friendly atmosphere.

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Observational Painting

On this course you will be introduced to the basic principles and methods of painting and use of colour. It will help improve your work and confidence in the company of other people.
This course is for those who want to learn some basic principles to start painting and begin to develop their skills. Taught in a supportive studio environment, you will be guided through fundamental ideas and methods of painting; how to mix and apply colours; begin to describe a range of subjects and start to develop your own ideas.

Oil Painting: An Introduction

On this course you will learn the essentials of oil painting – how to manage the palette, control colour blending, what mediums to use to alter the handling qualities of the paint, and useful techniques such as glazing, impasto and bistre.

Pet Portraiture

Working from a photograph (you can provide your own if you wish), you will be introduced to various different drawing and painting methods for pet portraiture. From technical drawing and accurate proportions to more expressive painterly techniques.

Portraiture

Working with the life model, you will be introduced to various different drawing and painting methods for portraiture. From technical drawing and accurate proportions to more expressive painterly techniques.

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Portraiture from a Photograph

Working from a photograph (you can provide your own if you wish), you will be introduced to various different drawing and painting methods for portraiture. From technical drawing and accurate proportions to more expressive painterly techniques.

Portraiture: from Life

Working with the life model the group will be introduced to two different methods of portraiture – drawing using the key proportions of the face and painting with acrylics to achieve a modelled, tonal effect. Reference will be made to Rembrandt’s portraits.

Principles of Colour

On this course you will get hands-on experience of applying the principles of colour to painting. Colour theory will be discussed however the emphasis of the course will be practical. You will learn to make the most of colour, achieve colour harmonies and use neutral colours as well as bright colours.

Urban Landscape Drawing

This course is an opportunity to develop skills in observational drawing when working from the urban landscape. We will work in a number of locations near the College experimenting with the quick capture of line, shape, form, and structure with a number of portable media.

Watercolour from Scratch

This course is a very good first point for discovering the art of using watercolours.. You will explore different ways of painting and drawing through using water based media on paper, critically looking at various ideas and concepts that are used to create still life’s, landscapes and general sceneries.

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Watercolour Skills and Techniques

This course is very good for students wishing to start painting with watercolours or those wishing to improve their watercolour painting in both traditional and none traditional ways. You will explore different ways of painting and drawing through using water based media on paper, critically looking at various ideas and concepts that are used to create still life’s, landscapes and general sceneries both observed and imagined.

Examples of past learners work can be found here for Watercolour.