Join us on a course that will help you to develop creative confidence, courage + skills in ART through a focused, and interesting drawing + painting + art making adventure.
This is the perfect course for anyone with beginners or no knowledge but an interest in visual art!
Date: January/February 2025 TBC
Time: 6.30pm - 9pm
Venue: Artreach Studios + Peel
Skill Level: Beginners & Improvers
Through the utilization of a diverse range of styles and mediums, this course will guide you in exploring various approaches to art and inspire you to discover your own unique expression through observation and mark making.
In order to help you cultivate your own artistic voice and introduce you to a wide array of mediums, you will develop skills in formal elements, drawing techniques, mark making, light and tone manipulation, and composition.
Additionally, you will delve into the realms of colour theory, composition, and the application of colour using different mediums. Throughout the course, we will provide you with visual prompts from a variety of sources, including both historical and contemporary references, to inspire and inform your artistic journey. You will also receive guidance in developing your own visual references.
By the end of this course, you will have compiled a portfolio of artworks that reflect your research, understanding, creativity, and personal growth. Prepare to be astounded by the remarkable progress you will make in just a few weeks of dedicated artistic exploration!
The course will explore the fundamental elements of art, including line, shape, value, texture, and colour theory. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of art mediums, such as graphite pencils, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, and acrylic paint, allowing you to experiment and discover the mediums that resonate most with your artistic vision.
★Exploratory drawing tips and techniques
★Exploration of simple materials
★The fundamentals of light and value
★Tools and methods of ink drawing
★Inspired mark making from observation
★Developing your research
★Ways to mix media + advice on relevant art supplies
★Working with spontaneity
★Warming up the hand-eye connection
★Creating and developing your artwork from sketches
★Working with other references
Tea, coffee (including herbal options), cake or biscuits provided!
Teacher: Kate Jerry and or Colette Gambell
Introduction to Art: Kick Start Your Creativity: New Date TBC 2025
Artreach Studios can be found just behind the House of Manannan in Peel. We are situated in a small trading estate on the left hand side and between the traffic lights, on the road that travels immediately behind the Manx Heritage site. You can also find us right next to CrossFit!