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Reflective Art in Practice

The Still LifeThe Tree in ArtThe Female Portrait: a study of Female artists depicting women
Reflective Art in Practice
Reflective Art in Practice

These courses examine the theory and practice behind a range of art movements Each course explores a different theme or genre and combines lectures, a seminar component (discussions and analysis of artworks) and a workshop element. The latter (one and a half hour per two hour session) will explore various artistic styles and practical techniques in drawing, painting and mixed media.

 

Tutor: Abi Kremer

 

This year we are running three different courses throughout the year as follows

 

1)The Tree in Art

A practical art course which will help develop analytical and creative skills by reflecting on major art movements. The module will comprise one unit.

We will examine art works inspired by trees of various different cultures, and look through the centuries at the responses to trees in art. In so doing we will take in changes which reflect society and art historical developments. Practical exercises will be undertaken in class using drawing materials, paint and collage with personal references as a starting point.

This module combines lectures, a seminar component (discussions and analysis of artworks) and a workshop element. The latter (one and a half hours per two hour session) will explore various artistic styles and practical techniques in drawing, painting and mixed media.

 

Dates:     Tuesday 12th October – Tuesday 30th November 2021

 

2) The Female Portrait: a study of Female artists depicting Women 

A practical art course which will help develop analytical and creative skills by reflecting on major art movements. The module will comprise one unit.

We will examine the way in which women have approached the portrait and by focussing on female subjects we will take in changes which reflect society and women’s role within this, as well as art historical developments. Practical exercises will be undertaken in class using drawing materials, paint and collage with personal references as a starting point.

This module combines lectures, a seminar component (discussions and analysis of artworks) and a workshop element. The latter (one and a half hours per two hour session) will explore various artistic styles and practical techniques in drawing, painting and mixed media.

 

Dates:     Tuesday 11th January – Tuesday 1st  March 2022

 

 

3)Exploring the Still Life

This broad and highly personal genre was taken to new heights of experimentation by Picasso and Braque in the early 20th Century. We will look at the way artists have responded to still life subjects with a series of practical exercises using drawing materials, paint and collage, using chosen objects. By the end of the Unit you will be able to make experimental and resolved still life art, and expand your knowledge of this genre.

 

Dates:    Tuesday 26th April  – Tuesday 4th June 2022

 

 

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