Drawing and Painting Mixed Media
The course will cover practices in watercolour, oil, acrylic, pen and ink and pencil drawing. The sessions will include various themes in colour theory, still life, landscape, seascapes, portraits etc. with information about composition and application of mediums. Most sessions will be accompanied with visual references. 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?
Note: The beginning of the course will begin with watercolour and acrylic. Other materials can be bought as and when necessary as the course progresses.
What does the learner need to bring to the course?
Good quality watercolour set ie: Windsor & Newton ie: Cotman £7-£30. At least 3 watercolour brushes small, medium and large, round and flat ie Synthetic and suitable for watercolour and acrylic and a separate set of oil paint brushes, a brush set of 10 is recommended and will cost between £9-£15. Good quality Watercolour pad 300 gsm. Oil and acrylic pad and canvases Watercolour Palette. 1-2 HB Pencils, pencil sharpener and putty rubber. 2 Jars, natural sponge and some kitchen towel. Masking fluid. Linseed oil and odourless turps. Wooden drawing board and masking tape. Waterproof set of black ink pens
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. Following on from this I completed the PCGE in FE at University of Wales, Newport 2006. Since then I have been building on my practice creating a career as an professional artist with my main work presently covering themes in physics. I am presently being commissioned to create artworks for science departments in Wales and England the style of which can be considered as 'Artsci' a form of art that assimilates science data and creativity. I returned to teaching in 2016 as a Vale Tutor to accompany my professional practice in Artsci. Tutoring learners of all ages and abilities is a wonderful way in which I able to impart my knowledge and techniques to bring pleasure and a sense of accomplishment to those who enjoy creating their own unique art. My classes are relaxed friendly environments to be enjoyed by all.