Drawing and Painting Mixed Media
The course will cover practices in drawing and painting in; pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, pen and ink that vary from term to term.
Each term will begin with various techniques in Watercolour and/or Charcoal and Pencil.
Classes will include step by step demonstrations.
Self directed projects by learners are also encouraged with tutoring on hand for advice.
Are there any additional costs?
2x HB pencils, pencil sharpener, charcoal and putty rubber
At least 5 brushes small, medium and large, round and flat for watercolours / acrylics
2 jars, kitchen towel and masking tape.
Watercolours pans or tubes i.e: Reeves or Winsor & Newton
Watercolour pad 300 gsm
Additional (not necessary at start of course)
Acrylics or Oils i.e Reeves, System 3 or Winsor & Newton
Canvas Pad 300gm for Acrylic or Oils
Waterproof set of Pen and Ink.
Pastels and Pastel paper
Recommended colours list:
Basic Watercolours - Cadmium Red, Alizarine Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine
Basic Acrylic or Oils – Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ivory Black, Titanium White and a (smaller sized) French Ultramarine.
Additional Colours – Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Permanent Rose, Opera pink, Violet….the list is extensive so it’s nice to pick a few random extras of your choosing as time goes on to add to your collection.
Meet the Artist Penelope Cowley
In 1998 I came to Cardiff to study at the Cardiff School of Art and Design achieving a 2:1 in Ba hons in Fine Art 2002. Following on from this I completed the PCGE in FE at University of Wales, Newport 2006.
I tutor people of all ages and abilities from Art A Level to Life Long Learners in traditional and contemporary techniques in all mediums. My classes are relaxed and informally informative.
My other Professional Practice:
?I am a ‘Artsci Creator’ I am primarily focused on what is known in the public eye as “artsci”: creating works of art that explore scientific concepts and find new ways to imagine, explain and represent concepts that can be very difficult to communicate through graphs, terminology and statistics alone. Simply put: it blends scientific data with imagination and creativity to celebrate cutting edge ideas at the frontiers of our exploration of the universe in which we find ourselves.
Commissioned by academic departments in Wales and England such as the University College London’s Cosmoparticle Initiative , Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy and Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), I have created large-scale paintings, videos and illustrations exploring concepts ranging from a variety of scientific fields: particle physics, cosmology, dark matter, gravitational waves, geometry, the golden ratio, mathematical patterns, infinity, and most recently, neuroscience and consciousness. My work has been published in Physics World, CERN Courier, CCQ, and a wide variety of academic and institutional blogs. I work through a mixture medium; video, audio, watercolour, acrylic, collage, sketching, bilateral ink and pen, digital art, video, oil on canvas