10 January Drawing Please bring a drawing pad, a range of graphite pencils, charcoal/charcoal pencils, a rubber. We will go through gesture drawing, continuous line, using non-dominant hand, measuring and other drawing exercises.
17 January Drawing I will set up a still life to practice our drawing skills from. Please bring a large sheet of cartridge paper.
24 January Landscape Rural or urban – traditional or contemporary – pure watercolour or line and wash. There is beauty and interest in all landscapes – so rather than a bucolic English countryside scene, why not explore something grittier?
31 January Three primaries Exploring the colour wheel, understanding that all primaries are not pure and each has a bias. Looking at how to mix clear or muted secondaries.
7 February Glazing Rather than mixing colours in the palette or wet-in-wet, let’s explore the possibilities of glazing.
14 February Transport Planes, trains and automobiles….
21 February No Class = half term
28 February Collage Watercolour and collage – bring glue, scissors, interesting papers or magazines, gesso if you have it. I will bring modelling paste and hopefully crackle paste. As these take a time to dry you may wish to prepare the surface for week 2.
7 March Collage Watercolour and collage – continuing from week 1 or developing the ideas.
14 March St Patrick’s Day Something with an Irish theme? Or explore the colour green.
21 March Spring Spring flowers, new born lambs, chocolate Easter eggs – your choice.
28 March A circular painting Enjoy painting your choice of subject in a circular format.
4 April Umbrellas Be ready for those April showers – a painting that features umbrellas in some way – could be on top of a cocktail….